Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Crochet Bow Granny Square tutorial and written pattern

Granny Square Bow
Designed by Bobwilson123
Converted into written format by Daisy

You will need to watch the video for part of the pattern

Video tutorial -
4mm hook
8ply or DK Yarn
Scissors & Darning needle

US Terms
Ch - Chain

SP – Space
MR – Magic Ring
ML - Magic Loop
tr - Treble Crochet
- Double Crochet
St - Stitch
Sl St - Slip Stitch
LP(s) - Loop(s)

Start with making a magic ring/loop

*Ch4, (does not count as st) 5tr into ring,  ch4, sl st into
ring.* repeat from* to*, to make part two of bow.

Gently close up Magic ring a little bit, not right up as you still need a hole to work in.
You may need to watch the video for this bit or there are 2 images below to help you  
Working behind the bow, Ch4, flip your work around and your going be working in the middle tr st, loops joining the MR. 

You are looking at the back of your work. See the 2 loops/stitches that are to the left of the hook ? These are the stitches that you will be working into

Sl st in bottom of 2lps, ch4, sl st in between the first end of first bow, and beginning of second bow in the MR LP, making sure it’s tight, ch4, turn your piece around and sl st into the next bow’s middle bottom loops, ch4, sl st into 1st ch of ch4 when you started.  Now you should of four lots of ch4 loops.

Change color.  Cut your yarn and pull through loop and tighten off.
Now you can pull other yarn end to close up MR hole.  Make sure ch4 loops stay at the back and flip over and adjust them, as you are going be working them with your second color.  Sew in ends really tight to close up hole from MR.

You need to have your bow facing you so your granny square will be worked right way around.  Taking your new color, sl st into one of the ch4 lps  
Make 1ch st to secure. 

Ch3, (counts as 1dc), 2dc in ch sp, ch1, 3d
c in same ch sp.

In next ch sp, 3dc, ch1, 3dc.  Repeat this in the next two ch sps. Join with sl st in top of 1st ch3.

You can either carry on with same color or change to a different color.
If you don’t change color, you have to sl st into the next 2 stitches and the chain1 space.

To change color, join new color in with sl st in one of the corners.  Ch3, 2dc (working your tail of yarn onto of sts as you go), ch1, 3dc in same corner.  3dc in next ch1 sp.  3dc, ch1, 3dc in next corner.  Continue working 3dc in ch1 sp and 3dc, ch1, 3dc in next two corners.  Join with sl st in top of 1st ch3.

You can stop here and finish your granny square or continue adding new colors, working in the above pattern, 3dc, ch1, 3dc in first corner, 3dc in ch1 sp.


Handmade Gifts and Crochet said...

A lovely pattern and video, going to post my attempt on my page right now :)

I altered my approach to the pattern very slightly.

After following the instructions for the bow, and with the chain 4 ready to slip stitch into the back 2 loops created by the middle Tr stitch, I continued to chain 4 and then slip stitch into the ring (between the wings of the bow, chain 4, then again slip stitch into the 4th Tr (2 loops made onto the ring) and finally chain 4 and slip stitch between the wings of the bow then slipped and ended into the first chain made.

I think if I was sharing this pattern would just mention that these instructions for this section 'create the posts behind the bow for the first row of the granny square to be made upon - just like you would for an irish rose :)' Really felt it was well written and loved the little design...would make some lovely gifts made mine in Christmas colours :)

M Harrison said...

adorable square.

I posted this pattern at

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