Bows, bows and more bows

I’ve been playing with bows. Would you like to see?

There are 4 variations on the same pattern to get slightly different effects and sizes. All bows are worked in DK wool with a 4mm hook (you can of course change the weight of wool and hook size to get different bows). Oh and apologises in advance for the pictures, my camera is having a huff with me and won’t take lovely pictures (not my fault of course!).

Abbreviations for all patterns:

ch = chain

dc = double crochet (single crochet if you are using US terminology)

IMG_1277Bow one:

This one is a great beginners project as all you need to know is how to chain and do a dc stitch. In the workshops I ran over the summer we started making these lovely bows. It was so nice to meet some lovely ladies, most of whom weren’t crafty at all and teach them to sew and start teaching them to crochet. I really want share a picture of some of the sock monkey’s they made but that may have to wait until another post 😉

Anyway back to the pattern:

Ch 25

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook. Dc into every other ch (24st).

Row2: Turn and ch1, dc into every st from previous row (24st).

Repeat row 2, 10 more times (12 rows in total). Tie off.

You should now have something that looks a bit like this:

IMG_1269Don’t worry if it curls up, press it (well I actually just ironed it carefully).

Take some left over yarn and wind it round the middle until you are happy with it.

IMG_1277Now you have your bow! It’s a good size for a bow tie or a hair band (or anything else you want, I think some of the ones from the workshops may make their way onto the sock monkey’s).

IMG_1275Bow 2:

This one looks a lot like Bow 1 but as you work your way into the back loop of the dc from the previous row it gives you a slightly different texture.

Ch 25

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook. Dc into every other ch (24st)

Row 2: Turn and ch 1. Dc into the back loop of each dc from the previous row (24st)

Repeat Row 2, 12 more times (14 rows in total). Tie off.

It should look something like this:

IMG_1270Again don’t worry if it curls a bit (although it should curl less than Bow 1).

Take some left over yarn and wind it round the middle until you are happy with it.

IMG_1275It works up at the same size as Bow 1. I really like the texture of this one and am going to try reducing the number of ch I start with (and then work less rows) so I can get a brooch size bow as I have a coat it will look particularly good on.

IMG_1281Bow 3:

This looks like Bow 1 and it is, in essence the same, just a diddy version. I made this on to go on a hair grips.

Ch 13

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook. Dc into every other ch (12st).

Row2: Turn and ch1, dc into every st from previous row (12st).

Repeat Row 2, 5 more times (7 rows in total). Tie off.

I won’t show you what it should look like, you get the idea!

IMG_1278Bow 4:

Ch 13

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook. Dc into every other ch (12st).

Row 2: Turn and ch 1. Dc into the back loop of each dc from the previous row (12st)

Repeat Row 2, 6 more times (8 rows in total). Tie off.

For any of you that have made it this far well done! Here’s a couple of pictures from our craft workshop 🙂

IMG_1579-001Work in progress!

IMG_1583-001  We worked very hard……obviously.

IMG_1587Some examples of crochet things to show how versatile a craft it is.

IMG_8250Finally, a salute from two of the sock monkey’s made at the workshop.

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