A free crochet bow pattern
Loveland Lace Bow is a free crochet bow pattern that makes a wonderful project for summer, or anytime really. It uses up a small amount of fine weight yarn and is quick to make so you can use this pattern to use up scrap yarn and give as gifts!
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What supplies will I need to crochet this bow?
To crochet this lace bow you will need less than 20 yards of fingering weight yarn. I used one skein of We Crochet Comfy Fingering weight, which you can get here.
You will also need a size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook and clear-drying fabric glue. If you plan to use it as a hair bow, I also suggest getting an alligator clip. If you plan to use it as an applique, you’ll need a sewing needle and thread to match. You could also use it as a bow tie, with might need some additional materials to fasten it onto or around the collar of a shirt.
Any tutorials to help me crochet this bow?
You will need to know basic crochet stitches, like chains, single crochets, and double crochets in order to make this bow. Knowing how to use written patterns is also helpful. You can learn these skills with the video crochet tutorials found on my Learn to Crochet page.
If you need help with crochet abbreviations, my free printable crochet abbreviations chart will be super helpful!
This pattern uses the Pistachio Shell Stitch, a beautiful, lacy variation on the classic shell stitch. For help with this specific crochet lace pattern see my video here.
Turning the crochet lace piece into a bow requires folding, wrapping, and gluing. For a demonstration of turning the crochet piece into a bow, see my video here.
If you are interested in a symbol chart for this pattern stitch, you can find that in the stitch dictionary Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia by Robyn Chachula.
What can I do with this crochet bow?
As shown in the pictures, it makes a darling hair accessory! I could see this looking lovely with a special holiday outfit, or even with a more casual jeans and t-shirt. It would be lovely for Easter, Christmas, or New Year’s. It would be a beautiful wedding accessory for the bride or bridesmaids, or even as bowties for the groom or groomsmen!
You could use this free crochet bow pattern as an applique on jeans, a blanket, or a scarf. You could use it to embellish a journal, wooden letter, or other decorative item.
Because it is small, quick, and uses very little yarn, it will be great for using up scraps and for gifting to friends and family for holidays, birthdays, or any occasion!
Where can I get this free crochet bow pattern?
Loveland Lace Bow was originally designed to be part of a guest post for Sunflower Cottage Crochet, and you can veiw the free version on her site. It is also available for free right here in this post! Just scroll down for the free version.
If you decide to use the free version, please bookmark this page and come back to it when you work on your project rather than trying to print or screenshot the page. Your time on this page helps me get paid for my work, so thank you!
You also have the option to purchase the PDF version of the pattern in the usual places, Ravelry and Etsy.
Loveland Lace Bow, a Free Crochet Bow Pattern
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Testers: Kami Jones, Judi Davis, and Sheila Birch.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Available Sizes: Small [Large]
Finished Measurements: 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 [4 1/2 x 2 1/4] inches
Yarn: We Crochet Comfy Fingering Weight (75 % Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 218 yds; 50 g; yarn weight category 1/Fingering/Super Fine): About 13  yds of #9437 White.
Crochet Hook: E/4 (3.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle, clear-drying fabric glue, alligator clip (optional).
Gauge: 3 pattern repeats x 14 rows = 4 1/2 inches.
Pattern Stitch: Pistachio Shell Stitch (Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia by Robyn Chachula, p. 58)
This pattern is written in standard US terms.
Each bow is a small rectangle with yarn wrapped around the center to pull it in.
Use the finished bow with an alligator clip to make a hair bow, or use it as a bow tie, applique, or embellishment for decor items.
This pattern uses standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free printable crochet abbreviation list here.
For help with basic crochet stitches, visit my Learn to Crochet page here.
Shell: ([dc, ch 1] 3 times, dc) in designated ch or ch sp.
V-stitch (v-st): (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated st.
Click here for a video tutorial for the stitch pattern.
Ch 18 
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 3 chs, shell [see Special Stitches] in next ch, ch 1, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn – 2  shells; 3  sc.
Row 2: Ch 3 [counts as dc], dc in first st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in center ch sp of shell, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *v-st [see Special Stitches] in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in center ch sp of shell, ch 2, skip next 2 sts repeat from * 0  time to last st, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 1  v-sts plus a 2-dc group on each end.
Row 3: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in first st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch sp, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, *shell in center of v-st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch sp, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, repeat from * 0  time to last st, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in last st, turn – 1  shells; 2 half shells; 2  sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next sc, ch 2, skip next
2 sts, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in center ch sp of shell, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, repeat from * 0  time to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn – 2  v-sts; 6  sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, skip next 2 sts, shell in center of v-st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * across, placing last sc in last st, turn – 2  shells; 3  sc.
Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern.
Work in pattern for a total of 6  rows. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Block.
Fold the rectangle long ways by bringing RS together (figure 1), then fold both long edges back and even with edge of first fold, like an accordion fold (figure 2).
Tie end of yarn around center somewhat loosely (figure 3). Wrap yarn around center and over knot and tail several times. Cut yarn and use fabric glue to secure end on the WS of the bow’s center. Leave to dry.
Once this is dry, slide the top portion of an alligator clip under the center wrap if desired.
Click here for a video of folding and wrapping the center.
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