FREE Bow Knitting Pattern

This lovely bow is made in three pieces and is suitable to add to your knitted toy as an accessory or add a clip to the back and wear it in your hair.

This cute bow is made with oddments of cream and pink double knitting yarn. 3mm single pointed needles were used, although any yarn and needles will work.   It is about 8cm wide when finished.

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row).  inc— increase. Knit into the front and the back of the stitch

Small Front Bow Piece – Make 1

Both bow pieces are knit from side to side. The piece is then folded over and the cast on and cast off edges joined at the centre back.

With your chosen colour, cast on 4 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: inc1, knit to last stitch, inc1
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 10 sts on the needle
Starting with a purl row, st-st 10 rows

Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 4 sts on the needle

Purl 1 row
Next: inc1, knit to last stitch, inc1
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 10 sts on the needle
Starting with a purl row, st-st 10 rows

Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 4 sts on the needle
Cast off

Large Back Bow Piece – Make 1

With your chosen colour, cast on 6 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: inc1, knit to last stitch, inc1
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 14 sts on the needle
Starting with a purl row, st-st 14 rows

Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 6 sts on the needle

Purl 1 row
Next: inc1, knit to last stitch, inc1
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 14 sts on the needle
Starting with a purl row, st-st 14 rows

Purl 1 row
Next: k2tog, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog
Complete the last 2 rows until there are 6 sts on the needle
Cast off

Back Ribbon Piece – Make 1

With your chosen colour, cast on 10 sts
Next: (k1, p1) to end
Complete the last row 18 times in total
Next: k2tog, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2tog (6 sts)
Next: (k1, p1) to end
Next: inc1, inc1, k2, inc1, inc1, (10 sts)
Next: (k1, p1) to end
Complete the last row 18 times in total
Cast off in pattern

The bow pieces will want to curl upon itself when laid flat. It will keep it’s shape when folded and stitched.

For the large and small bow piece, place the cast on and cast off edges together and stitch. Fold so the seam is at the centre back and tease the edges of the bow into shape if it is still curled.

Place smaller bow on top of the larger and place the ribbon piece at the back. Take a thread and wrap it round the centre of all the bow pieces. Add any additional accessories such as hair bobbles or hair clips can be added.

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