six crochet bows in various colors and sized on white background

How to Crochet a Bow

Ready for a quick and easy crochet project?! You’re going to love this crochet bow pattern! It’s simple, versatile, and so adorable. I love making these for hair accessories, but I’m also planning to adorn some holiday gifts with the larger version. Plus they’re a great way to use up those bits of scrap yarn!

Before you Begin…

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How do you Crochet a Bow?

A simple way to crochet a bow is to crochet a series of rows to make a small rectangle. Then cinch the center to create the classic bow shape. Depending on how you plan to use your bow, you can attach it with yarn or hot glue to a hair elastic or clip.

For this pattern, I’m going to be doing just this! I’m keeping it super simple for you so that you can take this little bow and create some easy add-ons to your markets or online orders or some quick last minutes gifts.

About the Pattern

This pattern is super quick and easy. It really only uses two stitches, requires minimal yardage and it takes about 10 minutes to make from start to finish. I came up with this easy bow when I was making a set of baby headbands to go with the Penelope Baby Blanket. They were so cute that I decided to make a few adjustments so that it could be done with any yarn weight!

You can choose to attach your bow to a nylon headband or hair tie while finishing. Or with a bit of hot glue, you can add an alligator hair clip to make an easy hair accessory. I’m sure there’s a variety of other ways to use these too! I think the super bulky one would be especially cute on a holiday gift wrap.

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About the Yarn & Hooks

As I mentioned before, you can use any yarn weight you want for this one. I did some trial and error already and figured out which hook sizes I suggest for five different yarn weights. If you’re using a weight that isn’t listed, either use the hook size suggested on the packaging or pick a hook size between the yarn weights I did provide. Either way, I think you’ll have great results!

hand holding a large cream crochet bow and a small multi color crochet bow in front of wood background
Pattern Shown in Super Bulky and Fingering Weight

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Let’s Get Started…

Materials Needed

4 yds of Yarn in any weight 
Crochet hook to match yarn (see chart)
Tapestry needle 
Nylon Headband, hair type, or hair clip (optional)

Stitches Used

Ch – Chain 
Sc – Single Crochet 
Sc in BLO – Single Crochet in Back Loops Only

Skill Level



Gauge is not essential to this pattern.

Yarn Weight, Hook Size, Measurements

Yarn WeightHook SizeFinished Measurements
Fingering3.5mm0.8”h x 1.5”w
DK4.0mm1”h x 1.8”w
Worsted5.0mm1.25”h x 2”w
Bulky6.0mm2”h x 2.6”w
Super Bulky6.5mm2.5”h x 3.75”w



Using desired yarn weight and hook size. Ch 10.

Row 1: Working in back bumps of the ch, sc in second ch from hook and each ch across. (9)

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in BLO in each stitch across. (9)

Row 3-6: Repeat Row 2

Finish off leaving a long tail. 


Using a tapestry needle and the long tail, weave the yarn back through the last 4 stitches to the 5th stitch in the center of the bow. Wrap the tail around the piece in the center 5-6 times cinching it into a bow shape. (Note: If attaching to hair tie or headband, hold the elastic to the back of the bow and wrap the tail around it for at least 2 of the wraps.) Secure yarn and weave in ends. 

If attaching bow to hardware, use a bit of hot glue to secure bow in place. 

Pattern Shown in Bulky Weight Yarn

Need some more help?

This is a beginner pattern, but sometimes that means you need a little extra help. I’ve got a full video tutorial available for you for these little cuties.

Final Thoughts

I hope you love these quick and easy crochet bows. I’d love to see how you used yours! Be sure to tag me in your finished makes…I love to see what you all create from my patterns. You can tag me @craftingforweeks on Facebook or on Instagram.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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