Sunday, September 28, 2014

Crochet Mister Chiquita Banana - Annoo's Crochet World - Pattern Review

Embroidered Doily/Coaster by Noreen Spicer.

Last week, a friend of mine requested a crocheted banana - not sure why, but why not?! Since I will be seeing him tomorrow, I figured I better hop to it!

I did a quick search on Pinterest, and found the Mister Chiquita Banana by Annoo of Annoo's Crochet World. While, it is a cute little amigurumi banana, I did not have the necessary supplies to add the details - so a plain banana it is!

Thanks for the request Adrian! Hope you enjoy your banana :)

This banana would also make a great play food toy for a child! I definitely plan on making at least one other one for my little cousins, Madison and Tyler. Madison enjoys "going to the market", so I'm sure her shopping cart could use a banana.

It can even be a cute addition to a monkey Halloween costume, or in an infant photo shoot. 


Materials I Used:
   - G6/4.25mm Hook (different than the recommended hook)
   - Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow
   - Red Heart Soft in Off White
   - 30ish Super Jumbo Cotton Balls (bought mine at Dollar General but you can get them lots of places!)
   - #18 Tapestry Needle (I use DMC brand)

Time Spent:
   I was able to work up the banana from start to finish (including stuffing and weaving in my ends) in under two hours.

Measurements:
   My banana came to measure 5.5" around the cream part, and 6" around the yellow part by 8" long. The peels extend out 3.5".

Pattern Notes:
   I worked my piece in a continuous round so there wouldn't be a visible seam, and stuffed and weaved in my ends as I went along.

I had a lot of fun working on this banana! It even made me laugh a little.

Next on my list, the remaining fruits and a bowl!

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing a Crocheted Banana?
   I will be adding this item to my Etsy shop - feel free to send in your own requests! 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Crochet Newborn Bunting (Cocoon) - Sport Weight Yarn - Pattern Adaptation


About a month ago, I posted the Crochet Newborn Bunting (Cocoon) and Hat Petals to Picots Pattern REVIEW using a light pink yarn. I intend on giving this set to a co-worker of mine who is expecting a little girl here shortly. I recently found out that a friend of my aunt is also having a little girl and so I decided to make another newborn cocoon using this GREAT pattern from Kara of Petals to Picots
This post will differ just slightly being that I used Sport Weight yarn instead of worsted weight yarn - because the worsted weight yarn I had on hand wasn't working out so well. It was Hobby Lobby's I Love This Soft Yarn but it wasn't so soft. It was about the equivalent to the Red Heart Super Saver (another great yarn but not for baby items). It is the first time this has happened to me before so I am not worried. I just improvised. Find my improvisations below.

Materials I Used:
   - 5.5mm Hook
   - #20 Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
   - Newborn Bunting and Hat Pattern (for purchase)
   - 415 yards of I Love This Yarn Sport Weight in Pink and Pink Neon
*To get closer to the thickness of the worsted weight yarn, I used one strand of each of these yarns held together.
You will use ALL of the yarn in these two balls - keep in mind that the neon color series of the I Love This Yarn Sport Weight has less yardage than the regular one. That is why the top of my cocoon came out with two rounds in the solid light pink.

Quick Yarn Review:
   I haven't worked with the I Love This Sport Weight yarn too much but from what I have done, this yarn is soft and lightweight. I think it would be nice for hats, shawls and scarves especially around the spring time. It is 100% acrylic, machine washable and dryable and available in 24 colors! 
It worked great for this bunting - very soft and flexible! I have tried it on one other project - Lorene of Cre8tion Crochet's Rad Rayon Infant Donegal - and while it was soft and lightweight, the finished hat did not hold it's shape very well.

Time Spent:
   I was able to work up this cocoon in just under two hours - about an hour and a half faster than the cocoon made from worsted weight yarn.

Measurements:
   I made my cocoon to be 18" in circumference and 15" in length.

Pattern Notes: 
   
   Use two strands of the sports weight yarn held together.

   To find out how to avoid a seam - please check out my original post - Crochet Newborn Bunting (Cocoon) and Hat Petals to Picots Pattern REVIEW 

   To change colors, work new color in on last yarn over.

   Cocoon:
   To get close to the 18" circumference, I omitted the increase of Round 5 (otherwise, it would have come out too big).

   I repeated the pattern up until I ran out of the neon pink yarn. At the end of the last round made with the neon pink yarn, I joined the other tail end of the regular pink yarn at the slip stitch. I then worked two rounds with the regular pink yarn (until I ran out).

*Side Note: You may want to re-wind your yarn, otherwise you can (and will) run into some tangling.

   No additional border was worked (because I was out of yarn!) but the last two rounds in the solid light pink served as a nice border.

Because I was out of this mixture of yarn, I did not work a matching hat, but the other hats I made to go with this set will work great! Find them below.

I do have some other hats I will be giving as well, including:


3-6 Month Basic Beanie

3-6 Month Baby Beanie with Shell Edging

3-6 Month Granny Square Baby Beanie





Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing this Newborn Bunting (Cocoon) and Hat Set?

I will be adding this cocoon and matching hat to my Etsy shop in multiple sizes (as well as larger hats and purses/bags). Feel free to send in your custom requests!
Search a few yarn options here: I Love This Sport Weight Yarn (as shown, is soft and lightweight), I Love This YarnVanna's ChoiceDeborah Norville Everyday Soft.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Newborn Granny Square Beanie + Notes to Upsize - Free Crochet Pattern

THIS PATTERN HAS BEEN UPDATED TO INCLUDE A REVISED NEWBORN SIZE, A 3-6 MONTH SIZE AND A 6-12 MONTH SIZE! CHECK IT OUT - UPDATED GRANNY SQUARE BEANIE IN 3 BABY SIZES - FREE CROCHET PATTERN.

In a few other posts I have mentioned that a co-worker of mine is having a little girl soon. I have taken it upon myself to make up some cute little girl items for her to enjoy on her new little princess. 

This morning I worked up three hats with one ball of yarn (and still have plenty of yarn left!). This is one of three (for now) hat patterns I will be sharing!

Materials:
   - Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft in Baby Pink
**This yarn is one of my favorites to work with. It is very soft, has some stretch to it but still holds it's form and is 100% acrylic. All of these qualities are great for baby items as per guidelines I have received from the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. PLUS! It's an anti-pilling yarn which means it will hold up better from wear and being washed!
   - H8/5mm Hook
   - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

*Get creative with your color choice! You can make the top crown and bottom rounds of single crochets in one color and the granny square pattern in the center a different pattern. You could also use several colors to create a multi colored hat! Below are some other examples of hats I made for my little cousin Madison as a birthday gift. (I do not have toddler sizing up yet, but if you are interested in it, leave me a comment! Otherwise, you could see the Pattern Notes below for resizing information.)


This one was made with I Love This Yarn in
Pink and Pistache.

This one was made with Vanna's Choice yarn in Raspberry.

Time Spent:
   I was able to finish this hat in half an hour.

Measurements:
   Newborn Size. Crown is 4.25" in diameter to equal a hat size of almost 13.5", and it measures 4.5" in length. 
This pattern is very easy to resize - see the Pattern Notes for more information.

Abbreviations:
   CH - Chain
   ss - Slip Stitch
   ST - Stitch
   DC - Double Crochet
   ea - each
   SC - Single Crochet
   sp - space

Pattern Notes:
   A few months ago, I posted the Crochet Adult Granny Square Beanie in Pink Camo. When I decided to make this baby hat, I turned to my pattern to see if I could just downsize it. The basic idea is the same, but I slightly adjusted the method and since doing it to this hat, I may just have to revisit my adult size one.
In this baby granny square beanie, you will not be chaining one in between the cluster of double crochets so there will not be a chain one space, however, with the skipping of stitches in the foundation row, it will automatically form the spaces you will need to work this like a granny square.

To make this hat in ANY size, simply make the crown to the necessary size and then begin with your granny square pattern. You will want the number of stitches in your last round of increases on your crown to be divisible by 3 - the following pattern below has 44 stitches in the last round of increase based on the pattern, but I added an extra double crochet in the last stitch to make it 45 stitches.

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Pattern:

CH 5. Join to form a ring. CH 2. 11 DC into ring. Join. (11 DC)

Round 2: CH 2. 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (22 DC)

Round 3: CH 2. 2 DC in first DC, DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (33 DC)

Round 4: CH 2. 2 DC in first DC, DC in next two DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next two DC) around. Add 1 DC to the last st. Join. (45 DC)

Round 5: CH 2. 2 DC in same sp as join. (sk 2 DCs, 3 DC in next DC) 13 times. Join to the top of the first DC (not the beginning CH 2). (14 Groups of 3 DC)

Round 6 - 9: SS over to the sp, CH 2. 2 DC in same sp. (3 DC in next sp) around. Join to the top of the first DC.

Round 10: CH 1. SC in same sp as join and in each of the DCs and sps around. Join to first SC.

Round 11: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join to first SC.

Fasten off and Weave in Ends.
*Note: It is best to weave your work in and out in a zig zag kind of motion for baby hats, as recommended by the hospital.

Please feel free to make and sell these granny square beanies, 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.

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing One?
I have some hats available in my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color or size requests. Some yarn options include: Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft, Red Heart With Love, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton Yarn

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Crochet Newborn Baby Beanie with Shell Edging - FREE Pattern - Great Baby Shower Gift!

In a few other posts I have mentioned that a co-worker of mine is having a little girl soon. I have taken it upon myself to make up some cute little girl items for her to enjoy on her new little princess. 

This morning I worked up three hats with one ball of yarn (and still have plenty of yarn left!). This is one of three (for now) hat patterns I will be sharing!

You will notice that this pattern looks A LOT like my Basic Baby Beanie pattern and that is because I made a small adjustment to add the shell edge.

You may also notice this hat pattern from my Pretty Purple Crochet Set post. I simply changed up the yarn choice and colors, and added a ruffle flower.

Materials:
   - Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft in Baby Pink
**This yarn is one of my favorites to work with. It is very soft, has some stretch to it but still holds it's form and is 100% acrylic. All of these qualities are great for baby items as per guidelines I have received from the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. PLUS! It's an anti-pilling yarn which means it will hold up better from wear and being washed!
   - H8/5mm Hook
   - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

Time Spent:
   I was able to finish this hat in half an hour.

Measurements:
   Newborn Size. Crown is 4.25" in diameter to equal a hat size of almost 13.5", and it measures 4.75" in length. 

Abbreviations:
   CH - Chain
   ss - Slip Stitch
   ST - Stitch
   DC - Double Crochet
   ea - each
   SC - Single Crochet

Pattern:

CH 5. Join to form a ring. CH 2. 11 DC into the ring. Join to the first DC.

Round 2: CH 2. 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (22 DC)

Round 3: CH 2. 2 DC in first DC, DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (33 DC)

Round 4: CH 2. 2 DC in first DC, DC in next two DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next two DC) around. Join. (44 DC)

Round 5 - 9: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.

Round 10: CH 1. SC in same ST as join. SK 1, 5 DC in next ST, SK 1, (SC in next ST, SK 1, 5 DC in next ST, SK 1) around. Join to beginning SC.

Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.
*Note: It is best to weave your work in and out in a zig zag kind of motion for baby hats, as recommended by the hospital.
Please feel free to make and sell these baby beanies with the shell edging, 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.

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I have some hats available in my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color or size requests. Some yarn options include: Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft, Red Heart With Love, Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton Yarn.

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Crochet Newborn Basic Baby Beanie - With Everyday Soft - FREE Pattern


In a few other posts I have mentioned that a co-worker of mine is having a little girl soon. I have taken it upon myself to make up some cute little girl items for her to enjoy on her new little princess. 

This morning I worked up three hats with one ball of yarn (and still have plenty of yarn left!). This is one of three (for now) hat patterns I will be sharing!

Materials:
   - Worsted Weight Yarn - I used Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft in Baby Pink
**This yarn is one of my favorites to work with. It is very soft, has some stretch to it but still holds it's form and is 100% acrylic. All of these qualities are great for baby items as per guidelines I have received from the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. PLUS! It's an anti-pilling yarn which means it will hold up better from wear and being washed!
   - H8/5mm Hook
   - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends

*You could easily change your hat color to blue for a little boy, or a beige/green if you aren't sure of the gender. The hospital does not suggest putting yellow on a newborn as it could make the baby to falsely appear jaundice. 

Time Spent:
   I was able to finish this hat in half an hour.

Measurements:
   Newborn Size. Crown is 4.25" in diameter to equal a hat size of almost 13.5", and it measures 4.75" in length. 

Abbreviations:
   CH - Chain
   ss - Slip Stitch
   ST - Stitch
   DC - Double Crochet
   ea - each
   SC - Single Crochet

Pattern:

CH 5. Join to form a ring. CH 2. 11 DC into the ring. Join to the first DC.

Round 2: CH 2. 2 DC in ea ST around. Join. (22 DC)

Round 3: CH 2. 2 DC in first DC, DC in next DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next DC) around. Join. (33 DC)

Round 4: CH 2. 2 DC in first DC, DC in next two DC, (2 DC in next DC, DC in next two DC) around. Join. (44 DC)

Round 5 - 9: CH 2. DC in ea DC around. Join.

Round 10: CH 1. SC in ea DC around. Join.

Round 11: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.

Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.
*Note: It is best to weave your work in and out in a zig zag kind of motion for baby hats, as recommended by the hospital.

Please feel free to make and sell these basic baby beanies, 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.

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing One?
I have some hats available in my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom color or size requests. Some yarn options include: Deborah Norville's Everyday Soft, Red Heart With LoveHobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn.

Linked Up To...
Yarntasic Party #8 - The Philosopher's Wife

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Plastic Canvas Alphabet - Sugar Tart Crafts - Pattern REVIEW



I have been thinking about joining in on the writing up my own patterns and selling them on Etsy thing. I really do enjoy writing up and being able to share free patterns but I have a few that I worked up prior to starting my blog that I haven't shared yet. They are more detailed than other patterns I've shared so far, and the only reason they haven't been shared yet is because they aren't in season.

Today, I thought I'd sit at work and work up an alphabet set in plastic canvas that I could turn into a PDF and post as my first paid pattern. Before beginning, I did a quick search on Pinterest for "plastic canvas alphabet" and was blown away by all of the free patterns available for almost the extra same idea I had in my head, and tons of others I hadn't even thought of. I threw out the idea of creating a pattern for the letters being that there were so many other great patterns already available. One of the first ones I looked at was the Plastic Canvas Alphabet by Toni of Sugar Tart Crafts which she first shared at Mess for Less as a guest blogger. It was perfect for the name banners I wanted to make for my little cousins, Tyler and Madison, and she even had an example of one on there!

I absolutely LOVE these letters. They are so useful for many things! For example, you could string them up to make a name banner (like I plan on doing!), use them to decorate a plaque, sign, or wreath, make them 3D and use as self-standing or ornaments (which I plan on doing!), add magnets to the back to teach little ones among so many other ways! Feel free to send in any of your requests!






This review will probably be a little shorter than my other ones being that I don't have much in progress or assembly photos but still a good resource for time and materials!

Materials I Used:
   - 1 Sheet of Plastic Canvas 7 Count 12" x 18" in Clear
     *But I would recommend Darice Stiff 7 Count. This stiff sheet will ensure your letters don't curl or lose their shape.

Time Spent:
    The longest cutting time was six and a half minutes for the "S", and the shortest was a minute and a half for the "T" and "L". 

The average for cutting was about three and a half minutes.

Measurements:
   Letters are 3.25" tall, and they vary between 2" and 3" wide (depending on the letter).





Don't Stitch on Plastic Canvas, but Interested in Purchasing Some Letters?
I will be adding solo letters both unstitched and stitched, name banners and 3D letter ornaments to my Etsy shop. Feel free to send in your custom requests! You can find some color options here: Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Super Value, Caron One Pound.

Crochet Large Striped Hair Bow - Candy Corn - FREE Pattern


A few days ago, I posted the Crochet Large Solid Colored Hair Bow. I wanted to get this post up two days ago, however, life got in my way a little.



The Witchy Hair Bow and Candy Corn Hair Bow (shown above) are the original inspiration for this post. I made them last year before I started my blog and (shame on me!) did not write the pattern down! It took a little working and reworking and measuring but I finally got it! Enjoy this large striped hair bow pattern!

Materials:
   - I9/5.5mm Hook
   - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends
   - Worsted Weight Yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Yellow and Pumpkin, and Caron One Pound in White.

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.

Measurements:
   This bow measures 3.25" tall and 5" wide (about 10" before sewing seam).

Abbreviations:
   DC - Double Crochet

Pattern Notes:
   I worked this bow with three colors but you could easily work it with two colors or six different colors! Work it however you would like to - you are the artist!

   To make my candy corn pattern, I started with yellow, switched to orange on the third row and switched to white on the fifth row. 


Change colors in the last yarn over
of the last double crochet.
There is no need to weave in your ends with the color changes. Continue on to see how I took care of those pesky tails.

Beginning chain counts as a stitch.

Pattern:

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)


This is what your finished rectangle will look like.
1. Fold your piece in half.

2. Chain 1, then start slip stitching through both layers. The first stitch will go into that very last stitch that you just 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. This is what your smaller rectangle will look like once the seam has been created. 

Fasten off with a LONG tail.

Now, tackling those pesky
tails!
Begin by loosely knotting them together.
If you pull tight, it will scrunch up your piece.
Simply tie the tails that are closest to each other! I went across left to right once, and
then from right to left once.
Then, trim your tails and fold your piece
inside out so that the seam in on the
inside.
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 tail to the wrong 
side, slide your crochet hook underneath your center
wrapping and pull the tail through.

From here, you can either thread your tail into a tapestry
needle and weave it into the piece.
OR...
You can repeat the process with your crochet hook a few more times.
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 striped 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.

With so many size, yarn type and color options, I would love to see them! Join the EyeLoveKnots Crafting Community to share your creations, and see what other's are up to! 



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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!


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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!

Materials:
   - 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.

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

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

Pattern:
     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.

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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!

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