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Crochet Bow Applique Tutorial

Learn how to crochet your own bow with this free crochet applique

Did you know that you can crochet your own bow in a matter of minutes? We promise, once you start making your own Crochet Bow Appliques, you won’t ever want to stop. Originally featured on the Mia Tank Top from I Like Crochet magazine, this free crochet bow tutorial excerpt can be used in multiple ways. Why not attach it to a headband for an easy and adorable accessory? Or use it to add embellishments to children’s toys or clothes — you could even create your own crochet bows blanket by attaching this applique to all your crochet blanket squares. It’s also perfect for using up scrap yarn. We hope you enjoy this free applique tutorial.

Crochet Bow Applique Tutorial


Light weight yarnYarn: Loops and Threads Snuggly Wuggly (100% Acrylic; 446 yards [408 meters]/141 grams):

#01047 Soft Grey (CC, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) balls)

Hook: US size 4.5mm

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With CC, ch 14 (15, 15, 16, 16).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end, turn. (13 (14, 14, 15, 15) sc)

Row 2-7: Ch (does not counted as st), scbl in first st and each st across to end, turn.

Fasten off.

Use a small strand of CC, pinch the bow in the middle and tie, trim the excess off.

Ch 28 and fasten off.

Use the long chain and knot it around the middle of the bow.

This bow is what really makes the Mia Tank Top complete! You can access this pattern as a Gold Club member.


So tell us, what projects do you plan to put a bow on? Tell us in the comments!


  • Debbie L.

    I was going to ask the same question as Mary above. The pattern is very confusing otherwise

  • Joyce A S.

    Joyce here asking a question. Do you have a crochet pattern for a square of about 12” skeleton for me to use to make an afghan. I
    hope to make for an adult family member.

    • Nicola P.

      Hi Joyce, I don’t believe we have a pattern like that, I would search on Pinterest or Ravelry for something similar. Best of luck! – Nicola, Editor

  • What does CC stand for? What are all the numbers after the 14 and after the row 1 instructions? What does scbl stand for? You should explain all your abbreviations mean and all the numbers especially for someone who has never crocheted before like me.

  • Nancy B.

    Nancy B.
    I’m going to make a bouquet of colorful crocheted flowers and butterflies and pretty bows.


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