Crochet Hair Bow Pattern for Beginners


Pretty hair is never out of style, and there are so many options to choose from braids and buns to ponytails and updos. Whatever your favourite hairstyle is, there is always room to bring it to the next level. A crochet hair bow might be just the right accessory for your style and occasion to add a touch of elegance. I think a hair bow looks exceptionally well when it sits atop or below a hair bun or a tail but feel free to experiment with other hairstyles. The hair bow pattern below is designed for beginners and has a graceful butterfly shape with two forewings, two hindwings, and a thorax. You can easily crochet this butterfly-like hair bow smaller or bigger in size by selecting a different yarn weight or hook size. To complete the project, don’t forget to add a clip on the back side of the bow.

crochet hair bow pattern for beginners

Crochet materials and tools:

<> Crochet hook 3.5 mm

<> Caron Simply Soft Yarn (4) – 100% acrylic: 170 grams -288 m per skein.

Crochet hair bow size:

About 9 cm. The size depends on yarn you are going to use.

Common abbreviations of crochet stitches:

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

sl st blo – slip stitch back loop only

st(s) – stitch(es)

HDC – half double crochet

HDC blo – half double crochet back loop only

six crochet hair bows of different colors arranged in two columns. column one has white, yellow, and purple bows. column two has red, green, and blue bows.

Butterfly hair bow crochet pattern:

Chain 55. Work in back ridge of chain.

Row 1: Into the 2nd chain from hook HDC, 5 HDC in next 5 ch, sl st in next 6 ch, 12 HDC in next 12 ch, sl st in next 6 ch, 12 HDC in next 12 ch, sl st in next 6 ch, 6 HDC in next 6 ch, ch1, turn.

Row 2: 6 HDC blo in next 6 sts, sl st blo in next 6 sts, 12 HDC blo in next 12 sts, sl st blo in next 6 sts, 12 HDC blo in next 12 sts, sl st blo in next 6 sts, 6 HDC blo in next 6 sts, ch1, turn. Crochet the very last stitch underneath both loops.

Repeat Row 2 – two or three more times. The widest part must be about 4-5 cm.  Cut the yarn and weave in ends.

Fold the right and left sides of bow as shown in the video tutorial. Using yarn needle sew all three layers. Wrap tails around the central part.

For the central part (optionally): Leave 10 cm tail. Ch 10. Starting from the 2nd chain from hook, sl st in next 9 ch. Cut the yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Wrap the piece around the central part of bow and fix it using two tails we left. Weave in ends.

six crochet butterfly-shaped hair bows arranged in two rows. red, yellow, and purple bows are in the first row whereas white, blue, and green bows are in the second row.


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