Free Crochet Bow Pattern

Date: 6th March 2014 | Category:


The latest issue of Inside Crochet includes a lovely free pattern for a rag rug using some silk ribbon yarn from Ethnic Crafts . Here, we share a sweet bow pattern using the same yarn. The yarn is a by-product of sari manufacturing in India, so each skein is uniquely beautiful and just captivating to work with, as each next stunning strip of fabric unravels from the ball as you hook. The yarn is not easy to work with, sue to the lack of stretch, so simple projects which allow the innate beauty of the colours and textures of the yarn to shine are best. Hence a rug, bag or this quick and easy bow are ideal. 

Ethnic Crafts are also giving you the opportunity to win five skeins of this beautiful yarn, simply head over to our competitions page to check out the details - good luck!


  • Recycled Silk Ribbon x 1 skein
  • 10mm hook


Exact tension is not essential for this project


Bow measures approximately 12cm/4.5in


With 10mm hook, make 5ch.

Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain to end – 4dc

Row 2: 1ch, 1dc in each dc to end of row.

Rep last row until approx 24cm/9½in long

Do not fasten off, but join short ends of strip together to form a loop with a sl st crochet join.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Place the seam at the centre back of bow

Take a length of the ribbon which you find particularly pretty and wrap this tightly around the centre of the bow, drwing in the centre and covering the seam. Arrange to create a pretty, puffed up ‘bow tie’ shape.

Sew bow to desired accessory - hair band/bracelet/brooch back etc and wear!

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