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How to crochet Giant Decorative Bows for Christmas and other holidays!

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

Farmhouse Décor is super popular these days, and with Christmas right around the corner people are looking for inexpensive ways to decorate in this current and trendy way!


These crochet bows are an easy way to achieve a new "Farmhouse Decoration" piece for your home this year. The bows are also easy to adjust to any style you are wanting to achieve by changing up the colors and what you choose to attach it to.


You can attach these bows to a piece of reclaimed wood, a wreath, a crate, or even to a premade wooden sign from your craft store.


You can create these magnificent bows in 4 different sizes (10 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch, and 16 inch) by simply changing up the hook size.


I will be honest -- I am extremely partial to the red, as it is a bold, wonderful color that stands out. It works perfectly for Christmas! In the photo below you see my bow by itself as one look, and then attached to a metal wreath with some burlap pine cones in the second look, and lastly attached to an inexpensive wooden sign from the craft section in Walmart.

I've also made these bows in baby blue and pink, and they are perfect for baby showers, and wreaths to go on hospital doors to celebrate the arrival of new precious little ones.


There are a lot of great uses for these bows! Many charities bring awareness to their cause with bows, and you could totally make these to support the charity using their specified colors.


The possibilities are unlimited! I'll bet you already have thought of several ways you can use this pattern to celebrate with.


I can't wait to see what you use your bows for! Please feel free to share your photos in the comment section of this post or on Orchid and Bee's Facebook page!


If you want to make your bows stiff you can use chicken wire to line the inside of the bow loops. You can also stiffen the bow with fabric stiffener. If your local craft stores do not have either available, there are a few great options on Amazon.

 
 

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Well, let's not wait any longer! Let's make some "Giant Decorative Bows!"


Pattern Instructions

Materials:

  • Yarn worsted weight 4

  • Hook choices

  1. G 4mm hook = 10 inch bow

  2. H 5mm hook = 12 inch bow

  3. I 5.25mm hook = 14 inch bow

  4. K 6.5mm hook (use 2 strands) = 16 in bow

  • Needle

  • Scissors

  • Blank wreath, wooden sign, reclaimed wood *optional

  • Chicken wire or fabric stiffener * optional

  • Craft wire *optional

Stitches:

  • St - stitch

  • Ch - chain

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Dcfp - double crochet front post

  • * * - repeat *to* around


*Note: Beginning/Turning chain counts as stitch

Bow Tail Pieces: make 2

  • Begin: Ch 23

  • Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each st to end, ch 3. (21st)

  • Row 2: Turn,*dcfp, dc next 2 st*, repeat *to* 5 times, dcfp in next to last st, dc in last st, ch 3. (21st)

  • Row 3: Turn, *dc in the top of the first dcfp in round 2, dcfp next 2*, repeat 5 times, dc in last 2 st, ch 3. (21st)

  • Row 4 & 5: Repeat row 2 and 3. (21st)

  • Row 6: Repeat row 2, finish off, leave long tail for sewing. (21st)


Bow Loops Section:

  • Begin: Ch 101

  • Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc 97, ch 3. (99st)

  • Row 2: Turn *dcfp, dc next 2 st*, repeat *to* 31 times, dcfp in next st, dc in last st, ch 3. (99st)

  • Row 3: Turn, *dc in the top of the first dcfp in round 2 , dcfpc next 2* repeat *to* 31 times, dc in last 2st, ch 3. (99st)

  • Row 4 - 9: Repeat row 2 and 3. (99st)

  • Row 10: Repeat row 2. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing (or sl st) ends together, weave in ends.


Assembly:

  • After sewing bow loop section ends together (row 10 instructions) lay the piece flat with the seam in the back center.

  • Scrunch the center together and with separate yarn wrap around the center approximately 30 times (or to your desired thickness and width) tightly. Tie off in a knot on the back (seam) side.

  • Place the two small tail pieces slightly angled on top of each other and sew to the back (seam side) center of large loop section piece. Weave in ends and you are done!

  • Add wire of choice to the insides of the loops or coat stiffening spray if desired to the bow to help it keep its shape

  • Attach bow to wreath or wooden design and decorate as desired!

  • Now you can use it to decorate your windows, door, mantel, or location of choice! You can attach it to a wreath, wooden sign, or reclaimed wood and decorate as desired!

 
 

If you are a visual learner I just happen to have a video available for this pattern! I will admit I am no "Martin Scorsese" but this gets the job done! When I first starting crocheting, I tried my hand at making Youtube videos, and well....


It is not as easy as it looks! If you can overlook my "beginner's" look to my video, then this visual will help you achieve this pattern.


When I get time, I plan to start over with my channel and step up the quality lol! I hit the pause button on video-making until I could take the time to learn more about it.


I've done more research and am getting my plan together so I can make better quality videos but in the meantime this works LOL.


Thanks for not laughing too much at me, but if you do, it's ok, don't worry, I'm laughing at myself too! At least I tried which is better than not trying at all, right?! Where is the laughing crying emoji when you need it! LOL!


Anyhoo, here ya go!


I hope you enjoyed this crochet pattern!


I am really excited to see how you use your bow and to hear your stories of how you incorporated it into your decor this holiday season!


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Thanks again for visiting Orchid and Bee's, and I look forward to seeing you next week!


Blessings,

Karen E.

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