Pattern: Crochet Applique Ribbon Bow

In preparation for a spring bazaar that I will be selling at, I’ve been busy cranking out flowers, bows, and hearts to adorn cute, little heads. I worked up this super simple little bow and thought I’d share. It’s quick and easy and a great way to get rid of those tiny little balls of scrap yarn your husband keeps asking you throw away. 😉

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Applique Ribbon Bow Pattern

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Materials: (suggested)
4.5mm crochet hook
worsted weight yarn (small amount)
* You can use any weight yarn and appropriate hook for this pattern. With a 4.5mm hook and worsted weight yarn, my bows measured approx. 3.25 in. across and 3.75 in. from top to bottom.

The bow is constructed in two pieces. The looped part is an oval shape, and the dangling ribbons will be slightly V-shaped when complete.

Oval Shape:
Ch 20. Sl st in 1st ch to create a loop.

Ch 1. All of the following stitches are made INTO the loop, not in individual chains, so in the large loop that you’ve just made, create 2sc, 3 hdc, 8dc, 3hdc, 4sc, 3hdc, 8dc, 3hdc, and 2sc. (As you’re making the stitches, you may need to gently slide your stitches over on the loop so that you have enough room to make all of these stitches.)


Sl st with 1st sc to join. Finish off, leaving a long tail (approx. 20 inches).


Dangling Ribbons:
Ch 26. Dc in 3rd ch from hook. Dc in next 7 ch. Hdc in next 2 ch. Sc in next 4 ch. Hdc in next 2 ch. Dc in next 7 ch. Ch 2 and sl st with foundation ch of the last dc. Finish off. Weave in ends.


Bow Construction:
Hold the oval shape so that the stitches are evenly distributed and the beginning/ending sc are at the top, middle. Hold the top and bottom center of the oval together, and hold the center of the dangling ribbons behind the pinched oval.



Use the long tail you left attached to the oval shape to wind around the center of the bow multiple times. Tie securely. Weave in ends. That’s it!

You can attach these cute little bows to hair barrettes/clips, headbands, scarves, purses… So much more useful than tiny balls of leftover yarn that you have no idea what to do with!

Happy Crocheting!




  1. Very cute and quick, just one note… I believe in the first part 2sc, 3 hdc, 8dc, 3hdc, 4sc, dc, 3hdc, and 2sc where it says dc it should say 8dc .

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