There is something about little girls in big bows! I personally think big bows on any age girls are adorable. The bigger the bow the better! Bows on hair clips are nice and work well, however I really wanted a bow that was on a hair elastic. I felt like my crochet bow pattern on a hair elastic would stay in my youngest daughter’s hair better than a clip. My youngest daughter’s hair is still really fine, so large bows and hair clips tend to slip out of her hair. We have lost many hair bows at school because they fall out while she is running and playing at recess.
I looked for a large bow on a hair elastic but couldn’t find one I liked. So I did what every DIY momma would do I decided to make my own crochet bow pattern. The best part is, with a large crocheted bow on a hair elastic, I am still able to do all the cute hairstyles I like.
Because we crochet around the hair elastic before we add the bow, the elastic is difficult to see.
Crochet Bow Pattern Supplies:
- Darice All Things You Baby Yarn in Pink and Dark Grey
- Hair Ties or Elastics (You can use your favorite elastics, I prefer the large thick ones.)
- Darice Size G Crochet Hook
- Darice Tapestry Needle
With your yarn knotted onto your hook place your hook behind the hair elastic.
You should have two loops on your hook. Now place your yarn over your hook again, and pull the yarn through both loops.
You are going to continue around the elastic in the same way. Put your hook behind the elastic, yarn over, then pull the yarn to the front of the elastic. This will give you two loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through both loops.
The size of your elastic will determine how many stitches will be needed to fill the elastic. Join your last stitch to your first stitch with a slip stitch. Leave very long tails of yarn, you will use these to attach your bow.
In the second chain from the hook single crochet. Single Crochet into each stitch until the end of your chain. Chain one and turn your work. Repeat this step for 10 rows. Weave in the ends of your rectangle.
Next pinch the middle of your crocheted rectangle and tie your contrasting color around it. Continue wrapping the contrasting yarn around the middle until it looks full. Secure with a knot, do not weave in your ends.
Once all your ends are weaved in and the extra yarn is trimmed your crochet bow pattern hair tie is ready to wear. If you would like to keep your corners from curling you can block your bow before you add it to your elastic.
My little girl, who is 6, first thought this was a bracelet. You could absolutely use it as a bracelet, but she was even more excited when I told her they were for her hair.
The color combinations you could use are endless, you can customize your bow to match any dress or outfit. I think the kelly green yarn with a yellow middle would be adorable, but my daughter adores the color pink and the majority of her wardrobe is pink or has pink. So for us a pink bow was a must, however I have already started making more with different colors.
I am very happy to report that the crochet bow pattern hair tie stayed in her hair all day at school. Her hair was still out of her face when she got home. That is what I call a win-win!
You can also use a crocheted bow to accent a gift package. Check out how it can be done in this chunky crochet bow post.
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Kadie from seven-alive.com loves to create with yarn, wood, and paint. Creating new projects is how she un-winds and keeps her sanity while trying to raise 5 very energetic kids.