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Feb 22, 2012

crocheted bow tutorial

A few weeks ago I started getting obsessed with bows - everything I made/bought had to be a bow in some fashion.
(hah.  no pun intended there...)
So, of course I took up my hook and yarn and figured out how to crochet a bow.  It's like the simplest thing you can make, ever.  Seriously.  If you can crochet a rectangle, you've got this.

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28 comments:

Trinka said...

I love making these! Though, I've always done it where you crochet a separate rectangle to wrap around the middle...yours looks a whole lot easier, I'll start doing it that way! :) Thank you for the tutorial!

Jessica said...

those are so cute♥ i don't crochet or knit, but my mom does. maybe she'd like this. thanks =)

xoxo,
Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

haley said...

this is so cute! i'll have to try one out. thanks for the tutorial :)

xo
haley

abby moreland said...

Trinka - I've done it that way too. I started to do it this way recently and, like you said, it's a lot simpler. ;D

-Abby

Micaela said...

Sooooo cute!

Elle Gee said...

Awww! I love it! it's so versatile! Great pattern!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Thank you! This is lovely!

Abby Moreland said...

glad you like it! :)

Emily Klocko said...

Yay! I made this yesterday and it came out lovely! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Licorice1977 said...

Very cute:) I just made one for one of my nieces and it was easy and quick to make! I'm new to crochet and a *slow* crafter, so when I do something quickly it makes me happy. Thanks!

jecreations said...

too cute! going on my ever growing list of projects :)

Dawn said...

What kinda of yarn do u recommend for this? Any kind, or a specific weight? These are super cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

abby said...

Hey Dawn! For this I believe I used a bamboo yarn that was leftover from my mom's scarf. But I've made bows with every type of yarn available (almost, hah) and they've all turned out great. I have noticed Red Heart Soft and Caron Simply Soft have been brands I tend to go to when I need to make a bow... I guess because they are soft but still hold the bow shape. Those are both 4-ply weight, which is a yarn I use often.
But really, any yarn at all will work great. Just depends on what you're going for. Sport weights will work well, but it might tend to droop slightly... mainly just depends on how loose you crochet with it. :-)

abby said...

Oh - the pink and gray bows are made with Caron Simply Soft, the green is with Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe yarn. :-)

Ani said...

I have been making these as fast I can LOL .... so easy to make and put a pin at the end for hair or as pin on your jacket!

Suzanne said...

Thank you for such a sweet project! I can't wait to make some.

Alessandra said...

thank you!! such a nice project!!!
xxx Alessandra

Zoe's Mom said...

Saw this on pinterest. Made it tonight. Just wanted to say thanks!!

FennellFanClub said...

This looks so cute! Was thinking of this for decorations for a baby shower. Quick question though. What does "hdc" stand for?

abby said...

FennellFanClub - hey there! So glad my tutorial was useful to you. "hdc" stands for "half double crochet." Instead of pulling through two, pull through two like you would on a double crochet, you pull through all three one time. Hope that made sense if you're not familiar with that stitch! Thanks!
Hey, btw, I've moved over here.

Abby

Lovejoy Inspirations said...

curious what crochet hook you used?

abby said...

Lovejoy Inspirations - sure thing! I believe I used a 4.00mm hook, a G. :)

Lovejoy Inspirations said...

thank you! Funny thing is, I guessed a G! Assuming you crochet at least more than I do, does it really matter the size of the hook depending on what you make?

abby said...

Nope, it really doesn't. I used a thinner yarn, so a smaller hook was best. If you use a thicker yarn, use a bigger hook. But especially for something like this, it really doesn't matter. :)

Nic said...

Ohmygosh. I'm making some winter hats and scarves and these will be heaps cuter than the round flowers i was going to do. Thanks so much for sharing! ♥

Nic said...

Ohmygosh. I'm making some winter hats and scarves and these will be heaps cuter than the round flowers i was going to do. Thanks so much for sharing! ♥

Sarah Wallace said...

This is awesome! Making one for my daughter tomorrow, I'm assuming making a head band to put it on would be just as simple, gonna give it a try!

Sarah Wallace said...

This is awesome! Making one for my daughter tomorrow, I'm assuming making a head band to put it on would be just as simple, gonna give it a try!

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