|The holidays are just around the corner. How are you doing with your handmade list? Well, sometimes you’d like to add a handmade touch to your gifts, even if you have to buy the gift itself. Previously, I shared Three Ways to Incorporate Crochet into Your Gift Wrapping, and those ideas still hold up. Today I share a simple pattern to make a crocheted bow that you can use over and over. Switch up the colors to match any gift wrap or theme!|
Finished Size: 5.5″ (14 cm) wide, 3″ (7.5 cm) tall
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 10-25 yards of each color)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Optional: Twist Tie
Rows 1 – 7 in patterns measures 5.5″ (14 cm) wide, 3″ (7.5 cm) tall
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Crochet Pattern: Reusable Gift Bow
Row 1: ch 20, hdc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 18 hdc
Rows 2-7:ch 2, tuurn, hdc into each hdc across: 18 hdc
With a contrasting color, single crochet evenly around. Finish off.
To form bow, using contrasting yarn, weave a loose running stitch up the middle of the rectangle (as held lengthwise). Gather the crochet fabric as it puckers in the middle. Tightly wrap yarn around the middle of the piece. Tie with a double knot to secure. Add a twist tie to the back of the piece in order to use the bow over and over.
Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!
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