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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Faux Knit Ridged Bow - Free Crochet Pattern


These cute crochet bows are easy and fast to do, making great embellishments for hats, bags, etc. 


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Finished Size: 7 cm wide and 4.5 cm high ( before pinching the center)

Materials used:
- small amount of yarn - weight 2, fine. Example pictured with Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Garden Yarn-Bouquet
- 3.5 mm /E crochet hook
- yarn needle to sew in the ends
- scissors.



Stitches, Terms (US) and abbreviations used:
ch: chain

hdc: half double crochet

hdc in the 3rd loop at front (worked in rows): Watch this Video from Maggie’s Crochet to learn how to work the hdc in 3rd loop at front. (She calls it the Royal Ridge Stich.)

back bump behind the starting chains
- it makes a nice edge. See my tutorial here!


Bow Pattern: 


Chain 15.

Row 1: Working into the back bump behind the starting chains, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across. (14 sts)

From now on you’ll work all the hdc sts of the next rows in the 3rd loop at front, this will create the faux knit ridged pattern!

Row 2: ch1, turn; using the 3rd loop at front: work 1 hdc in each hdc across, at the last st use both loops to prevent holes at the edge. ( 14 sts)

Row 3-6: repeat as row 2. You should end up with a rectangle that has 2 ridges through the middle on the right side and 3 ridges on the wrong side. Fasten off. Weave in the ends.


Center of the bow:
Wrap some yarn around the mid of the rectangle and tighten it neatly, make a double knot to secure, then wrap the yarn several times around the center until you are satisfied with the way it looks. Secure tightly at the back. You can either weave in the ends or use them to sew the bow onto other projects.



I hope you enjoy this pattern!

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Written pattern and pictures 
© Kinga Erdem 2015.

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