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Crochet Bows for Christmas

December 1, 2011

Crochet bow

While thinking about Christmas the other day I had a brain wave: why not use my crafts to make custom Christmas wrapping? I can’t believe I never thought of doing this before, it’s such a fun and personal way to give a gift.

Seeing as I LOVE crochet bows I thought I would give them a whizz and found this amazing tutorial on the Tube which had me creating within five minutes. The idea is that I will wrap the presents in brown paper and then tie them together with yarn, fastening a cute little crochet bow on top! Cute right? The best thing about it is it won’t end up in the rubbish bin because it can be used as a hair clip, brooch, bow tie or just about anything really!

For now this is just my practice bow, I have been a bit slack and haven’t bought any presents yet, so I will be using it as a pretty bow hair clip. When I finally get around to buying presents I will be sure to show you what the finished product will look like.

Suppliesthe supplies: yarn, corresponding crochet hook, scissors and yarn needle

Making crochet bowsfor my bow i chained 60 and then used single crochet across all rows for ten rows

Making crochet bowsi then sewed the ends of the bow piece together. for the centrepiece i chained 9 and used single crochet across all rows for 12 rows.

Making crochet bowsmaking sure the seam of the bow piece is at the back pinch the work in the centre and stretch the centrepiece around to the back, sewing it in place and sewing in ends.

Hair bow

I can’t wait to get wrapping, Christmas is going to be so much fun!

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  • Reply dumb77 December 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply jlsalinger December 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Cool idea!

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