Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Mix and Match Crochet Hair Bows


 This week is the start of my Hair Bow series on Cosy Crochet.   I have a total of 4 different hair bows to share with you, as well as 6 different motif's that can be added to the bows for decoration.   I'll also be sharing my Honeycomb Bow Pouch which is excellent for storing the bows in once you have made them.   The bows will be split across 4 weeks and are great for using up odds and ends in your yarn stash.  They are quick to work up and it won't take you much more than an hour to make a pair of bows and they look lovely in any little (or big?) girls hair.

For my bows I used mostly 4ply and DK weight yarn, but if you use bigger yarn it would just make the bows a little larger.   I also stuck to cotton, or cotton mix yarn as they create a better finish, and are much less likely to get stuck on any velcro which might be on clothes or bags.  To finish, they are all glued to crocodile clips using a glue gun, although it only takes a few minutes for this glue to set, I left them overnight before using them to make sure they were fully stuck to the clips, and I have not had any issues with the bows coming off their clips doing it this way.

For the patterns this week, I want to share two of the different bow types that I have designed, a bow with rounded ends and a bow with springy ends.   Both bows have a different look and can be made plain, with or without a motif or in sparkly yarn, or any coloured yarn you might have at home.   They will work great in pairs or on their own.   You will need less than 10g of yarn per bow so go find what you have left over in your stash and get making those bows.   You can find the patterns for the first two bows below.  If you can't wait to get all the patterns then you can purchase them altogether in a printable ad free pdf in my Etsy shop here.

Join me next week for two more bow patterns in my Hair Bow series, see you then,

Vicky x

 

Mix and Match Hair Bows

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this ---

  • DMC Petra size 3 cotton – small amounts in any colours (i used, yellow, white, pink, grey, blue, red and green)
  • Aldi DK sparkly yarn
  • 2.5mm hook or 5mm hook
  • Small crocodile clips & hot glue
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Sc – single crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • Sc inc – sc increase
  • Sc dec – sc decrease
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • m/c – magic circle
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • f/l – front loops
  • b/l – back loops
  • Bobble – 5dc in same stitch, pull up a loop on last stitch and take out hook, insert hook through 1st stitch, then pull loop through the stitch to complete bobble
  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • There is no specific gauge for these bows, just work as you like. They may come out a slightly different size to mine but this doesn’t really matter.
  • Once the bows are made then they are glued to the crocodile clips using hot glue in a glue gun. Once cooled they are ready for use.
  • I made the bows in pairs, but you could also just make them for individual use too.
  • Commas are use to divide stitches, if you see instructions that do not have a comma in between then they should be placed in the same stitch.
  • The mix and match bows can be made by making any of the 4 bow options below and then adding any of the motif patterns (or none) to the bows.
  • The bows use up odd amounts of yarn and can be done in most light weight yarns.

1.  Patterns - Bows

Bow A - Rounded Bow with ends – work in any colour you choose



Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 50,

50

2

Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, 48 hdc, 5 hdc in last ch, then work up the back of the ch, 48 hdc, 4 hdc in starting ch (where you put 1st hdc), st st to join, ch 1

106

3

2 hdc in sl st, then 49 hdc,  2 hdc in each of the next 4 stitches, 49 hdc, 2 hdc in each of the next 3 stitches, sl st to join and cast off

114

 

Fold into a bow shape with rounded ends as the bow ends and then using a long piece of cotton, wrap around the middle tightly to secure bow.

 

 

Sew in ends

 

 

Bow B - Bow with springy ends– work in any colour you choose



Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 41, sk ch and hdc to end, turn

40

2-4

Hdc across

40

5

Sl st small sides together do not cast off

 

6

(Ch 16, sl ch and 2 hdc in each ch to end, sl st to next stitch) and rep ( to ) then cast off

 

 

using a long piece of cotton, wrap around the middle tightly to secure bow.

 

 

Sew in ends

 

 

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Mix and Match Crochet Hair Bows - Part 2

 

I hope you enjoyed the two FREE hair bow patterns that I shared last week.   This week I want to share with you another two hair bow patterns, the straight bow (which does not have any ends) and the large bow, which is a larger version of the round ended bow but perfect for pony tails or when you only need one bow in your hair.

Both of these bows were originally made in the Aldi DK sparkly yarn with a 5mm hook, but they could just as easily be made with any yarn or hook size you have available, it will just alter the final size slightly, so feel free to experiment with whatever you have in your stash to get your hair bows.

I'll keep this week short and sweet as all the bow information is really in the patterns.   If you missed the release of the round ended bow and the bow with springy ends then you can find their patterns here.

Join me next week to get the little motif patterns to really jazz up your bows and make them special.   See you then,

Vicky x

 

Mix and Match Hair Bows

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this ---

  • DMC Petra size 3 cotton – small amounts in any colours (i used, yellow, white, pink, grey, blue, red and green)
  • Aldi DK sparkly yarn
  • 2.5mm hook or 5mm hook
  • Small crocodile clips & hot glue
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

  • Sc – single crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • Sc inc – sc increase
  • Sc dec – sc decrease
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • m/c – magic circle
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • f/l – front loops
  • b/l – back loops
  • Bobble – 5dc in same stitch, pull up a loop on last stitch and take out hook, insert hook through 1st stitch, then pull loop through the stitch to complete bobble
  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • There is no specific gauge for these bows, just work as you like. They may come out a slightly different size to mine but this doesn’t really matter.
  • Once the bows are made then they are glued to the crocodile clips using hot glue in a glue gun. Once cooled they are ready for use.
  • I made the bows in pairs, but you could also just make them for individual use too.
  • Commas are use to divide stitches, if you see instructions that do not have a comma in between then they should be placed in the same stitch.
  • The mix and match bows can be made by making any of the 4 bow options below and then adding any of the motif patterns (or none) to the bows.
  • The bows use up odd amounts of yarn and can be done in most light weight yarns.

Bow C - Straight Bow– work in any colour you choose



Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 31, sk ch and hdc to end, turn

40

2-4

Hdc across

40

5

Sl st small sides together do not cast off

 

 

Using a long piece of cotton, wrap around the middle tightly to secure bow.

 

 

Sew in ends

 

 

Bow D - Large Bow – work in any colour you choose



Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 51, sk ch and hdc to end, turn

50

2-5

Hdc across, turn

50

6

Sl st short sides together and cast off

 

 

Using a long piece of cotton, wrap around the middle tightly to secure bow.

 

 

Sew in ends

 

 

Bow Ends – work in any colour you choose

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 21, sk ch and hdc 19, 5 hdc in end chain, working up the other side, hdc 19 and add 4 hdc in starting hdc, st st, ch 1

48

2

2 hdc in same stitch aas sl st, then 20 hdc, 2 hdc in next 4 stitches, 20 hdc then 2 hdc in next 4 stitches, sl st to end and cast off.

56

 

Fold in half and sew folded piece to the back of the large bow so the rounded ends fall out below the bow.

 

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Mix and Match Crochet Hair Bows - Part 3


 This week is the third and final installment in the hair bow series and I will be sharing with you my 6 motif patterns to personalize your bows.   (You can find the patterns for the bows here; Part 1, Part 2) These motifs really add something special to the hair bows and you can have fun deciding on the colours they will be and on what bow you will add them.   The designs include, unicorns, mermaid tails, flowers, a little rainbow and cloud, a polar bear and a heart.   These designs were worked in 4 ply cotton and although you could work them using a larger cotton, the smaller ply allows the details to be seen easier.

Now you have all the patterns for the bows and the motifs I can't wait to see how you mix and match them, and what colours you choose to make them in.   The way I have them is only a fraction of the number of different bows these can be used to make.   When you make them I would love to see the pictures of them so don't forget to share them on my social media sites and use the hashtag #mixandmatchhairbows, which combination will you make first.   If you prefer the ad free pdf version of this pattern then you can find it on my Etsy Store here.

The patterns for the motif's can be found at the end of this post, but please join me next week to get the pattern for my Honeycomb bow pouch, which is the perfect accessory to store all your new hair bows in.   See you next week,

Vicky x

Mix and Match Hair Bows - Motif's 

1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this ---

·        DMC Petra size 3 cotton – small amounts in any colours (i used, yellow, white, pink, grey, blue, red and green)

·        Aldi DK sparkly yarn

·        2.5mm hook or 5mm hook

·        Small crocodile clips & hot glue

·        Tapestry needle

·        Scissors

 

2.   Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

·        Sc – single crochet

·        Ch – chain

·        Sc inc – sc increase

·        Sc dec – sc decrease

·        Hdc – half double crochet

·        m/c – magic circle

·        sl st – slip stitch

·        f/l – front loops

·        b/l – back loops

·        Bobble – 5dc in same stitch, pull up a loop on last stitch and take out hook, insert hook through 1st stitch, then pull loop through the stitch to complete bobble

 

 

3.  Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

·        There is no specific gauge for these bows, just work as you like.   They may come out a slightly different size to mine but this doesn’t really matter.

·        Once the bows are made then they are glued to the crocodile clips using hot glue in a glue gun.  Once cooled they are ready for use.

·        I made the bows in pairs, but you could also just make them for individual use too.

·        Commas are use to divide stitches, if you see instructions that do not have a comma in between then they should be placed in the same stitch.

·        The mix and match bows can be made by making any of the 4 bow options below and then adding any of the motif patterns (or none) to the bows.  

·        The bows use up odd amounts of yarn and can be done in most light weight yarns.

1.  Patterns – Bow Motif’s

Unicorn – work in grey



Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c, turn (creates semi circle which forms nose)

6

2

3 sc along flat side of semi circle. Turn

3 9plus 6 in semi circle)

3-6

Sc across, turn (ignore semi circle)

3

7

Ch 3 (creates ear), sc across, ch 5, turn

3

8

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chain’s, sc across next 3 sc

7

9

Sc across, turn

7

10

6 sc, sl st to end

 

 

Unicorn Horn – work in pink

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Work 2 sc in stitches before the ch 3 ear, turn

2

2

Sc across, turn

2

3

Sc dec, turn

1

4

Sc and cast off

1

 

Unicorn Hair – work in pink

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Starting at the bottom of row 10 of the unicorn (sc, ch 5, sc) in same stitch, then repeat this pattern to the end of the row you should have 6 loops in total.

 

 

Cast off

 

 

Sew an eye to the unicorn and then sew in ends and sew to the bow.

 

 

Flowers – starting in yellow



Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

5 sc in m/c

5

2

(sc inc) x 5

10

3

(sc, sc inc) x 5

15

 

Change to white

 

4

In f/l only (sc hdc, dc dc, hdc sc across 3 stitches) x 5, sl st and ch 3

30

5

In b/l Trc, dc (hdc, sc hdc, dc trc dc) x 4 then hdc, sc hdc and sl st to top of ch 3, cast off

30

 

Sew in ends and sew to bow

 

 

Cloud – work in white



Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 6, sk ch, 4 sc, 5 sc in end ch, 4 sc up the other side of ch, 4 sc in starting ch, sl st to join

18

2

Hdc dc hdc, sl st, 3 dc, sl st, sl st, hdc dc hdc, sl st, hdc dc hdc, sl st, 3 dc, sl st, sl st, hdc dc hdc, sl st, cast off

26

 

Rainbow – start in red

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 11, sk ch and sl st down

10

2

In yellow sl st across

10

3

In green sl st across

10

4

In blue sl st across

10

5

In pink sl st across

10

 

Sew in all ends and sew to bow, then position cloud over the top of the rainbow slightly and sew in place.

 

 

Mermaid Tail – work in Blue



Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

Ch 6, sk ch and sc in next 5 ch, turn

5

2-6

Sc across in b/l, turn

5

7

Sc dec, dc, sc dec, in b/l, turn

3

9

Sc across, in b/l, turn

3

10

To form tail - Ch 5, sk ch, sc, hdc, dc, trc, ch 3, sl in middle sc, ch 5, sk ch, sc hdc, dc, trc, sl to top of ch 3, 

 

 

Cast off and sew to bow

 

 

Heart – work in red




Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

Sc hdc, dc, 3 trc, dc, hdc sc, hdc, dc, 2trc dc, dc hdc, sc, sl st, sc, hdc dc, 2trc dc, dc, hdc, sl st

 

 

Cast off and sew to bow

 

 

Polar Bear head – work in White



Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

2

(sc inc) x 6

12

3

(sc, sc inc) x 6

18

4

Bobble, 3 sc, bobble, sc, sl st and cast off

 

 

Polar Bear nose – work in White

Row

Instruction

Stitches

1

6 sc in m/c

6

 

Sl st and cast off, sew to bear.

 

 

Add eyes, nose and mouth in black and sew to bow

 

  

© All patterns on this page belong to www.cosycrochet.co.uk You may not sell this pattern. Please feel free to sell the items you make using this pattern, however please acknowledge me in your listing.