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This is a free crochet pattern for creating a Bow in Striped Colors. This pattern can also be made in solid colors. Photos and a video tutorial are included.
Bows are so versatile and so much fun. They can be used on presents, as household decorations, on clothing, in hair, on hats…the possibilities are truly endless! And there’s nothing I love more than seeing little girls wearing bows the size of their heads.
To learn how to make your own bow for whatever purpose you desire, please continue to read below.
Crocheting a Bow is very easy and fun. My first crocheted bow pattern was actually for the Advent Wreath I created for Christmas, but I felt like I wanted to adjust the pattern to make it in stripes. I think this 4th of July themed bow turned out wonderful.
It is ideal as a bow tie, bow headbands or even a bow hair tie. I can see so many other possibilities on how this bow can be used, but that would make this pattern too long.
Many girls will love this striped crochet bow pattern for themselves and for their dolls (just use thinner yarn and a much smaller hook to reduce the size).
If you prefer making it in a solid color, either check out my general crochet pattern for it below as a video tutorial or see my Advent Wreath crochet pattern where you can see additional photos as well.
I will for sure use this bow for my 4th of July celebration as a bow hair tie as you can see it below. If you like more stripes or 4th of July pattern be sure to check out the Striped Crochet Bag Pattern or the Roundup of 4thof July Patterns.
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.
How to crochet the Bow in Striped Colors
- Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Collection in really red
- I love this yarn in colors royal and white
- 5.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- dec = decrease
- chainless foundation single crochet
3 rows x 3 sts = 1 square inch
4 (wide) x 4.5 (in height) inches
I have added a video tutorial below for your convenience to get the main idea on how to make it bow. BUT the video shows the bow in a solid color and the small piece of the bow is made slightly different. Please keep that in mind. But the video should help you in case you have trouble assembling it (same for solid or striped).
Start with the yarn royal
Chain 51, then starting from the 2nd ch from the hook
Row 1: 1 sc dec, 1 sc in each st until 2 sts left, 1 sc dec, ch 1, turn (48 sts)
Row 2 – 3: repeat row 1
Change colors to white
Row 4 – 6: repeat row 1 (after row 6, you have 38 sts)
Fasten off white and start with really red
Row 7: skip 7 stitches, attach the yarn, 1 sc in each st until 7 sts left, ch 1, turn
Row 8: 1 sc in each st, ch 1, turn
Row 9: 1 sc in each st, ch 1 turn, sl st and fasten off.
Small piece to wrap around the bow:
You will now use the chainless foundation single crochet chain technique. Be sure you are familiar with it.
Start with royal blue and make 3 stitches using the chainless foundation single crochet, then switch colors to white and also crochet 3 stitches the same way. Now switch colors again to really red and also crochet 3 chainless foundation single crochets.
Row 2: 1 sc in the next 3 sts in really red, 1 sc in the next 3 sts in white, 1 sc in the next 3 sts in royal, fasten off, cut the end to be about 18 inches long for sewing.
Fold the large piece to make it look like a bow (left and right long wing inwards so the ends hang down), add the small piece on top of the large piece and pinch the middle and sew together the end of the small piece in the back. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
You can see what the back looks like here where I also added a hair tie so it can be used to add it to a ponytail.
Video Tutorial to Learn how to Crochet a Bow in a Solid Color and see how to assemble and sew it
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