Learn how to crochet a bow with our step-by-step tutorial. To make things easier for you, we added a free crochet bow pattern. Let’s get started and create a beautiful embellishment.
Hello there Craftaholics! We had an origami project spree going on so we thought of bringing something different this week, a crochet bow! Check out today’s tutorial and practice making one of the easiest crochet bow patterns!
These crochet bows are very beginner-friendly and turn out very cute. You can use them for many things, from hair clips and headbands to clothing and home decor. The pattern of this crochet bow is so simple and can be made in different sizes by simply increasing or decreasing the number of base chains.
You really don’t need any particular occasion to make a cute crochet bow, just grab the supplies and start a project! This can be helpful in practicing your crochet skills if you’re a beginner. It can also help you learn how to make and use a magic ring.
One crochet bow would cost less than a dollar actually. If you purchase a small yarn bundle, it’ll cost a dollar or 2 and you can crochet up to 10 bows with it. The time required to crochet a bow would depend on the skill level of the person working on it.
Free Crochet Bow Pattern
This crochet bow pattern is one of the easiest and quick crochet patterns. Check out the provided template for a more detailed crochet template. You can download the free crochet bow pattern from here. Please confirm your subscription after downloading the crochet bow pattern to get our post update directly to your inbox.
How to Crochet a Bow
List of Supplies
- Crochet hook – 3.5 mm
- A pair of scissors
- Yarn – medium
Step-by-Step Instructions to Make Crochet Bow
Step 1: Forming the Magic Ring
Hold the yarn from its open end and do not cut it off from the bundle. Leave 2 or 3 inches of the yarn from the open end and then form a loop with it by drawing the closed side of the yarn over the open end; keep the open end on your palm. Insert the hook through the loop, from the front.
Step 2: Forming the Magic Ring
Yarn over and pull through the loop. Be careful as the magic ring is not yet secured but is loose. Now, work 1 chain to lock the magic ring. Make the chain as firm as possible. The magic ring is ready.
Step 3: Initial Chain Stitches
Work 5 chain stitches on the hook. Next, work 1 treble crochet (US term) through the magic ring.
Step 4: Continue Treble Crochet
Continue to work Treble Crochet through the magic ring (loop). Work a total of 5 tc through the magic loop.
Step 5: 2nd Row of Chain Stitches
After working all 5 treble crochet, work 5 chain stitches. Work a slip stitch through the loop to close this round (right side of the crochet bow pattern).
Step 6: Initial Chain of Left Side
Work 5 chain stitches to start the left side of the crochet bow pattern. Next, work the treble crochet stitches.
Step 7: Treble Crochet and Chain Stitches
Complete the 5 treble crochet and then work 5 chain stitches to complete the left side of the crochet bow pattern.
Step 8: Close Left Side
Work a slip stitch through the magic ring and pull out a few inches of yarn before cutting it off from the bundle.
Step 9: Close the Magic Loop
Take the loose end of the magic loop and pull it firmly. Try to close the magic ring (loop) as much as possible.
Step 10: Wrap Yarn Around the Middle
Once you’re done closing the magic ring to its smallest size, wrap the remaining loose end and the extra inches of yarn on the other end around the middle part of the crochet bow pattern. Tuck the end of the yarns through the wraps using a crochet hook. This should be enough to secure the crochet bow pattern.
How to Crochet Different Size Bows Using the Pattern
Once you get handy with the given pattern, you can notice that the size of the crochet bow pattern can be increased or decreased by increasing or decreasing the initial chain stitches. You can check out our template, we have included crochet bow patterns of 3 different sizes.
Tips for Beginners – Crochet Bow
Need some quick crafty tips for the crochet bow project? Here are some tips for you, hope you find them helpful.
- Start this crochet pattern with a magic ring, not with a slip knot. You can search online and learn how to make a magic ring, it’s very simple.
- Do not tighten the magic ring while working on the pattern; keep it loose so that you can crochet easily.
- Tighten the magic ring as much as possible and make sure that the center hole is not visible once you’re done crocheting the heart pattern.
- Follow the instructions and the provided pattern template as neatly as possible.
- If you’re not familiar with crochet abbreviations, you can take help from the internet and easily learn the basic stitches and their names.
Here are some of our crochet project tutorials that you may like.
- How to Crochet a Heart
- How to Crochet Christmas Tree
- How to Crochet Stars
- How to Crochet Twine Coasters
Crocheting is quite popular all over the world. It has its own uniqueness and richness in the world of craft. These cute crochet bows can be used for many other craft projects, which makes this craft more fun. We would love to see if you re-create these crochet bows by following our tutorial and using them for a fun project; please tag us on Facebook or Instagram (use #thecraftaholicwitch).