I’m so excited to share my first contribution for the 2017 Holiday Stashdown CAL! If you are not familiar with the Holiday Stashdown CAL, you can find more information about it here! This sweet and simple little Holiday Bow Tie is very quick and quite easy to make. This is a beginner friendly pattern that utilizes a simple half double crochet stitch for the bow and single crochet stitch for the center portion. This project uses about 38 yards of Category 4 yarn. It also doesn’t even have to be used as a bow tie! The bow can be used as an accent on top of a holiday present or used as a hair accessory. I hope you enjoy the pattern! Just scroll down below for the instructions 🙂 Happy Crocheting!
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Easy Holiday Bow Tie
- Approximately 38 yds of Category 4 medium weight yarn; I used Cascade 220* in the Goldenrod (7827) colorway
- Size H 5mm Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle* for weaving ends
- 3/4″ Bow Tie Clips* (optional)
- 3/4″ Ribbon* (optional)
ch(s) – chain(s)
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)
st(s) – stitch(es)
() – indicates stitch counts
* – indicates instructions to be repeated
14.4 stitches & 10 rows = 4″ (in hdc)
Approximately 2.75″ wide and 11.25″ long before seamed
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- Sizing will vary depending on how tightly or loosely you crochet. Gauge is not necessary for this pattern but if you would like to keep the sizing the same, please check your gauge before starting this project.
Bow Tie Body:
Row 1: 1 hdc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc into each remaining st across, turn. (40)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc into each st across, turn. (40)
Row 3-6: Repeat Row 2
Row 7: Repeat Row 2, fasten off leave a long tail for sewing.
Row 1: 1 sc into the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc into each remaining st across, turn. (5)
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc into each st across, turn. (5)
Row 3-12: Repeat Row 2
Without fastening off, sc evenly around, placing 3 sc into each corner. Join in beginning sc with a sl st. Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.
- Bring the ends of the main bow tie piece together so that the beginning of the rows meets the end of the rows. Using the yarn tail and yarn needle, whip stitch the ends together.
- Pinch the center of the bow tie together and sew through the middle so that the center of the bow tie is cinched.
- Wrap the center piece around the middle of the bow tie and whip stitch the ends closed, around the bow tie.
- Weave all ends.
- Optional: Attach the bow tie clip pieces to the ribbon either by sewing it on or with hot glue. Pass the ribbon through the back of the bow tie.
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