Sunday, September 7, 2014

Large Lavender Solid Hair Bow - Free Crochet Pattern

Last year (before I started my blog), just before Halloween, I crocheted up two hair bows, one that I called the Candy Corn hair bow and the other I called the Witchy hair bow. 
This year, I pulled them out and decided to remake them and share my pattern with EyeLoveKnots readers. This posed a bigger challenge than I thought because... well... I didn't write down the pattern! So I had to recreate it. The challenge came because I didn't remember the exact yarn I used, the hook I used or the measurements I was going for...

Below, you'll find the pattern for a similar version but with a solid color. I will be posting the Crochet Large Striped Hair Bow tomorrow! Tune back in to make either of the above or any combination of your choosing!

   - I9/5.5mm Hook
   - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
   - Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Lavender.

Material Notes:
     Keep in mind that a heavier worsted weight yarn, such as the Super Saver, Bernat Super Value or Caron One Pound will work the best on this pattern because they are more sturdy. They aren't as soft or shiny as others but they will stand up the best and last longer. 
If you choose to use a different yarn (as any will work!), you may have to adjust the pattern to get the same measurements and it may not be as loose as the following one is (I know because I tried this pattern with two different yarn types!)

Time Spent:
    This bow works up in less than half an hour.

   This bow measures 3" tall and 5" wide (about 10" before sewing seam).

   DC - Double Crochet
   CH - Chain
   sk - Skip
   ea - each
   sl st - Slip Stitch
   incl - including
   beg - beginning

     CH 35. DC in 3rd CH from hook and in ea CH across.

Row 2-6: CH 2, turn. DC in 2nd DC and in ea DC across. (34 DC incl beg CH 2)

This is what your finished rectangle will look like.
1. Without turning, fold the piece in half.

2. Chain 1, then start slip stitching through both layers. Your first stitch will go into that last stitch you created. It should feel a little weird.

3. While going through both layers, make sure you match up the stitches so your
finished piece won't be lopsided.

4. And don't forget that last stitch! It’s semi-hidden.

This is what your smaller rectangle will look like once the 
seam has been created.
Fasten Off with long tail. 

Fold your piece inside out so your seam is facing inward.
Pinch the center of your bow in the shape that you want.
While this rectangle is flattened, it's to illustrate
that you will begin wrapping around the seam - so
your first few wraps will look like a V. With the pinched
center, your V will be a little smaller than this one.
Keep your tail tight so your bow keeps the tight
center and puffed sides.
You can wrap the center as much/thick as you want.
After you are finished wrapping, move your tails to the wrong side and knot.
You can use your needle to weave the tails in and
out OR you can just take your crochet hook under
the center wrap and pull your tails through to tuck
them in.
If your sides come out uneven once you are finished, just
hold the center and tug at the sides of your bow to
even it out a little better.

Also take this opportunity to shape your bow if needed.
Your solid bow is finished! Attach a lined alligator clip to the back and Voila!

Please feel free to make and sell these large crochet bows, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

*If you would like a PDF version of this post, you may get one through my Etsy shop for a small fee. This fee is to compensate for the view/s lost once you no longer need to return to the blog for the information, as you will have your own copy. Plus! It helps fund supplies for new projects to share with you!
Shop EyeLoveKnots - Large Solid Hair Bow.

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Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing One?
I have some bows available in my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color or size requests. Some yarn options include: Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Super Value, Caron One Pound.

These bows are perfect to attach to a headband and use in a photo shoot, clip into your or any little girls hair to hold it out of the face or to decorate by clipping or hot gluing as desired!

Stay tuned for my Crochet Large Striped Hair Bow!

Linked Up To...
Yarn Fanatic Party #5 - The Philosopher's Wife
Fiber Tuesday - Qui Crochet



  1. What a great and simple crochet pattern! Thank you for sharing.

  2. I love crochet bows!!! I like that you made some of them multi-colors. What a great idea! I know my girls are going to want me to make some for them, when I show them. :)
    I would love for you to share it at the Fiber Tuesday link party that I am guest hosting.

    1. What fun the Fiber Tuesday party was! Thanks for the invite.

  3. The bows are so cute! Thank you for sharing your DIY pattern.
    Janie @ Isabella's Whimsy

    1. Happy to share! Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

  4. Thanks so much for sharing on Fiber Tuesdays, Alexandra!
    I hope you are able to come back and party with us again this week! :)

    1. I've missed a few Fiber Tuesday parties since I last linked up this bow pattern, but I will be stopping by Oui Crochet to see what's new :)