It's back to school season once again! I'm sure your Pinterest feed has been bursting with a ton of back to school tutorials. If I'm being totally honest I am not that big of a back to school crocheter! We home school so I don't need to worry about crochet teacher gifts or school party trinkets!
I have a hard time coming up with content for this time of year! I was racking my brain on what kind of tutorial I would put together for you all. I finally settled on a simple bow! You can never have too many! Scroll down to get the free pattern!
Skill Level: Beginner Friendly
This is a fairly easy pattern but you must know how to half double crochet, and double crochet.
For this project you will need a 3.50 mm crochet hook, yarn, tapestry needle, sewing needle. sewing thread, scissors, and sequins.
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Let's Talk Yarn!
You can use any #3 or #4 weight yarn for this project. I used less than 25 yards of GAZZAL ROCK 'N' ROLL yarn. If you use another brand or weight on yarn please understand that the finished size of your bow will vary!
Other Important Information!
This project will require novice sewing skills. Sewing sequins is a fairly easy task but if your not familiar with it I will link a helpful tutorial below!
-Sl st: slip stitch
-Sc: single crochet
-Hdc: half double crochet
-Dc: double crochet
Ch 19. Sl st into the 2nd ch from your hook. Sc into the next st, followed by 1 hdc into the following st. Then you will dc into the next 3 sts, followed by 1 hdc into the next st. Sc into the next st. See the images below!
Place 1 sc into the next 3 sts. Then place 1 hdc into the next st, followed by 1 dc into the next 3 sts. Hdc into the next st, followed by 1 sc into the next st. Sl st into the last st of the row. See image below!
Turn your work! Now you will be working down the opposite side of the starting chain. See arrows below on where to crochet. See image below
Sl st into the 1st st of the row. Sc into the next st, followed by 1 hdc into the following st. Then you will dc into the next 3 sts, followed by 1 hdc into the next st. Sc into the next st. Place 1 sc into the next 3 sts. Then place 1 hdc into the next st, followed by 1 dc into the next 3 sts. Hdc into the next st, followed by 1 sc into the next st. Sl st into the last st of the row. Break yarn and weave in any remaining ends you may have. See image below!
Now we will make the tail of the bow!
Ch 17. Place 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from you hook. Hdc across. Break yarn and weave in your ends. See image below!
Now is the time to add any embellishments! I decided to sporadically sew sequins onto my bow pieces. Use sewing thread in a matching color and a sewing needle to add them to your pieces.
To finish your bow you can either wrap matching yarn around and sew into place! See image below!
Or you can ch 6 and place 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from you hook. Hdc across. Break yarn with a long tail for sewing. you can use this to give your bow a more finished look. See image below!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you crochet this project be sure to tag me on social media!
I am the sole designer behind Osage County Crochet!