Crochet Pattern: Pretty Pretty Bow

By Erin Burger – 30 Comments

This bow is super simple, super cute and super versatile. Sew it onto a blanket, a beanie, a purse or a headband for an extra bit of girly or add it to a hair clip for an adorable hair accessory.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: approx. 4″ (10.16 cm) wide and approx. 1″ (2.54 cm) long at center

small amount of worsted weight yarn
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge: not needed for this pattern

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Crochet Pattern: Pretty Pretty Bow
Row 1: ch 12, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across: 11 sc
Rows 2-4: ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across: 11 sc
Border: do not turn, sc in along side of each row, in each ch across bottom, and along other side of each row.
Finish off.

This is what you’re bow will look like thus far:

To make center of bow:

Tie a tight knot in center of bow, don’t worry about any ends right now, it’s better to weave them all in upon completion:

Wrap yarn around center of bow until center looks right to you. I like big fat centers, so I wrapped it around tightly at first and then loosely around 30-35 times.

Tie knot in back of center bump. Finish off.

Now weave in all the ends, make it pretty!

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  1. Sue says:

    These bows are really nice. My granddaughter loves hair things so I may try to make some for her.

  2. Claire says:

    Wow, this is so pretty! And easy, to boot. 😀 Thanks for the pattern, Erin.

  3. Danielle says:

    That is such a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing Erin. I love this website it always helps me get my creative juices flowing :o))

  4. Martie says:

    Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing such a simple and cute pattern. I think I’ll be making a few of these for my daughters. They’ll get them in their stockings this years. 😉

  5. Becki says:

    Thanks so much for your free patterns! I love the way you write patterns, they are so easy to follow and they always come out cute!

  6. jazmine says:

    Thank you so much now i have sister christmas 🙂 your the best

  7. Jennifer says:

    I just made one of these while watching half of a TV show on Hulu! It was that fast! I used a Christmas yarn with silver throughout and put it on a spare hair clip. My girls are going to look so cute all dressed up this season with these in their hair


  8. Riah says:

    ADORABLE! I’m going to have to make some for my baby girl!

  9. RecycleCindy says:

    Rachel — Love the bows and perfect timing for holiday gift wrapping ideas.

  10. Christine Bando says:

    Thank you for this cute and easy pattern. We can use these bows on teddy bears that a friend and I are crocheting for children in Africa.

  11. So simple but pretty!thanks Rachel…

  12. Liza says:

    These are great! They’ll be easy to make up a whole bunch for stocking stuffers! Thanks yet again for another wonderful inspiration!

  13. Maria says:

    Thank you ~ made these and they turned out really nice. Great emblishment bows. Love them.

  14. Kenia says:

    That is too cute 🙂 Very Simple. Might make some tonight for church for my girls..

  15. Judy says:

    Hi Rachel! Thanks! I made these and I love how these bows look:) I posted them on my blog and linked back here. Have a great day.

  16. Lesli says:

    Love it! Perfect for my owl hat. Loaded pix on Ravelry.

  17. Lisa Murad says:

    Ok, order to save space, time, and my fingers, I’d like to say OMG these bows and pretty much every free pattern here is now in my ‘patterns to print’ folder on my desktop!! Please keep up the fab work you all do.

  18. jenni says:

    thank you for this pattern they are so easy to make and very very cute

  19. Thanks for the free pattern. I’ll add this to my list of last minute gifts for ‘surprise’ parties..that is the ones your child forgets to tell you about till the last minute! Hair accessories for girls seem to be back in vogue and the more different to everyone else’s the better. Lol, around here homemade is ‘in’ at the moment!

  20. Dianna says:

    Can you tell me the best type of yarn to use for these? I’ve used 100% cotton and they just don’t lay well. No matter how loosely I crochet, the edges like to curl up!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Dianna, you can use almost any type of yarn. The material shouldn’t make too much of a difference for this pattern. If your corners are curling, maybe you can try blocking it, here’s a post about that: Blocking Crochet

  21. anna says:

    This pattern is awesome! I dont know how to crochet very well so I will show this to my cousin to make for me!

  22. Melanie says:

    How cuuuute!

  23. Heather says:

    Question…After the “Finish Off’ step, did you cut the yarn leaving several inches to wrap around? Or do you not cut the yarn until you”re done wrapping?
    I’m a children’s librarian and I plan on making these for the preschool girls who come to Story Time. Thanks for the pattern!!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Heather, when you finish off you cut the yarn. The yarn that’s left on the side of the piece isn’t the yarn that you’ll be wrapping around the center. To make the center of the bow, you’re going to tie a new strand of yarn around the center of the bow, then wrap it around.

  24. Super cute! thanks for sharing!

  25. Marla says:

    I am trying to make this and I am having little success in making it with SC. Is it possible that I should be using a DC?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Marla, you can try doing it in dc if you want. I’m not sure why the sc version isn’t working for you. Maybe you can explain the problem a little further and I can try to help.

  26. Marla says:

    I feel like such a goober…I was trying to do it with a slip stitch…It works now!! LOL

  27. Linda says:

    Hi, I just want to thank you for this great pattern. I used it several times on children’s hats and it looks so cute! It’s also very easy and quick to crochet. Working in the back loops is something that I never tried and now I SEE how nice it looks… kind of like steps. Thanks again!

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