I came up with this super easy free crochet bow pattern recently as I was thinking of ways to use up my scrap yarn. It can be intimidating to try a new craft so I want to make it easy for you. I would like you to try this super simple pattern to get used to and fall in love with Tunisian crochet! Similarly, I have a normal crochet version of the bow below if you prefer the simple crochet stitches! This bow can be attached to anything. For example, you can attach it to a hair-tie, headband, or a bow-tie. I decided to turn it into an adjustable bow-tie for Bubs! The double crochet belt makes it easy to adjust to any size!
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This adjustable bow-tie pattern is a great beginner project and can easily be made with a straight 4 mm crochet hook. Make it in a solid color or as a striped version! I’ve decided to include this pattern as a Free PDF just for 24 hours as part of the Easy Tunisian Crochet Blog Hop. Head over to the Easy TC Main Blog Post to grab the code, come back and click below to get your free PDF just for today!
11 yards of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Navy
5 yards of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Red
12 yards of Big Twist Yarn in White or Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in White
8 yards of Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Thread in Silver
TSS – Tunisian Simple Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Sc – Single Crochet
Ch – Chain
Tunisian Crochet Bow Pattern:
Using a 4 mm Tunisian crochet hook, with white yarn chain 20 – make foundation row.
Row 2: TSS across with red. Normal return pass.
Row 3: Pick up white yarn and TSS across. Normal return pass.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 till you have completed 11 rows.
Bind off with white yarn.
Using metallic crochet thread with the right side of the finished piece facing you, sl. st into the first st along the long edge (20 st.), and sc around. Each time you get to a corner, ch 1, and continue sc around along short edge (12 st.). When you’ve reached the start, join with the first st by doing a sl st. Similarly, repeat one more round of sc.
Weave in all loose ends.
Bow Tie – Adjustable Band
With navy blue, Chain 55
Row 1: Ch 2 and DC into each st for the next 54 sts.
Leaving a 6 in. tail, cut yarn.
Assemble the Bow-Tie
Take a 38 in. piece of blue yarn and cinch center of bow and sew in place.
With the adjustable band placed behind the cinched bow (right side facing you), Wrap the 38 in. piece of yarn around the bow and belt multiple times. After that, when there are about five inches of yarn remaining, stop wrapping and weave in the remaining yarn tail into the back of the bow.
Sew one 3/4 in. button onto the end of the adjustable belt (the end with yarn tails/starting point). Sew the second 3/4 in. button 2 inches from the first button.
Adjust the bow-tie to fit a range of baby to adult sizes by placing the buttons through the spaces between the double crochets.
Normal Crochet Bow:
Using 4.5 mm crochet hook, chain 20. Follow rows 1 to 4 as outlined below:
- Firstly, Ch 1, HDC across with white and turn work.
- Secondly, join red yarn and sl st., ch 1, HDC over and around the white yarn while carrying the white yarn in the back and HDC across till the end of the row, turn work.
- Thirdly, with white yarn, work HDC over and around the red yarn while carrying the red yarn in the back and HDC across till the end of the row, turn work.
Finally, continue steps 2 and 3 while alternating colors and holding the non-working yarn in the back. Complete a total of seven rows.
With the right side facing you, sc around with metallic crochet thread as mentioned above. Make an adjustable band and cinch and sew bow and strap together as mentioned above.