This Cute Crochet Bow Couldn't Be Any Easier to Make

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Once you realize how easy this bow is to make, you’re going to make one for every single project you can dream up. Crochet a small rectangle, wrap the center and — boom! — you’ve got an adorable bow to top off your holiday gift wrap. Genius.

Crochet Bow

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Worsted weight yarn (we used Sprightly Acrylic Wool Worsted in Poplar, Mint and Green, and Misty Pink)
  • Size H crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • St(s) – Stitches
  • Sc – Single crochet
  • Instructions

    Crocheting the Rectangle

    crochet chain for crochet bow pattern Start by chaining 16. how to single crochet bow, row 1

    Row 1: Sc in second st from hook and each st across (15 sc).

    how to single crochet bow, row 2

    Rows 2 – 7: Ch 1 to turn, sc in each st across (15 sc).

    single crochet rectangle for bow pattern

    Finish off and weave in ends. Now you have a basic rectangle (how easy was that?).

    Forming the Bow

    yarn wrap for crochet bow

    Cut a length of yarn to tie the bow in the center — 6″ is a good length for this particular bow, but you can definitely make it longer or shorter for a thicker or thinner wrap.

    how to wrap crochet bow

    Wrap the yarn around the center of your rectangle and secure tightly with a knot. And just like magic, a bow is born.

    wrap crochet yarn bow

    Wrap both ends of yarn around the center of your bow until you’re almost out of yarn. Tie another knot (this should be on the back of your bow) to finish it off.

    crochet bows on teal background

    Weave in any remaining yarn ends. Now take a bow! (See what we did there?)

    Get Fancy

    Make some fun variations on your bow with these easy adjustments.

  • Make bows extra large or super tiny
  • Vary the width or length
  • Use a contrasting color for the center wrap
  • Add a crochet edging
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