A Perfect Bow - Free Crochet Pattern

The other day I was putting some finishing touches on an Easter pattern that I will be releasing in tomorrow, when I realized it was missing a little something.  So I decided to make a quick bow!  Appliques and embellishment patterns are always handy to have around.  Sometimes they give a project that extra touch that it needs!

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This pattern can be made in really any weight yarn, but I used worsted weight acrylic.  You can whip this bow up so fast, and you could easily make them into hat embellishments or hair clips to sell at craft fairs.  I hope you enjoy this fast free crochet pattern.


  • Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart with Love)

  • I/5.5mm crochet hook (I used Clover Amour)

  • Yarn Needle

  • Scissors (I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case)


  • ch: chain

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • SC: single crochet

  • HDC: half double crochet

  • HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together

Finished Size:

Length (without tassels) = 2.5"

Width (widest point) = 3.5"

Gauge is not particularly important for this project

Pattern Notes

  • Chain stitches at the beginning rows do not count as a stitch


ch 12

Row 1: HDC in second ch from the hook, HDC in next 4, ch 1, skip 1, HDC in 5 (11)

Row 2: ch 1, HDC2Tog, HDC in next 3, ch 1, skip 1, HDC in 3, HDC2Tog (9)

Row 3: ch 1, HDC2Tog, HDC in next 2, ch 1, skip 1, HDC in 2, HDC2Tog (7)

Row 4: ch 1, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in next 2, ch 1, skip 1, HDC in next 2, 2 HDC in last st (9)

Row 5: ch 1, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in next 3, ch 1, skip 1, HDC in next 3, 2 HDC in last st (11)

To finish: ch 1 and SC around the outside of the piece.  Join with a sl st to the first SC.  Tie off yarn and weave in ends.  Wrap yarn around the center of the bow (covering up the ch space gaps) with your desired amount of yarn.   Tie your loose ends on the back side of the bow.  If you want to leave a long tail for attaching it to another project you can do that too.

That's it!  Fast, easy, and cute.  Now make sure you check out how I used my bows on this adorable pattern here ;)

Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer.  Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically.  The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings.  You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern.  Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

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