Crochet Bow Necklace | Tutorial

I have a new obsession.  Crochet.  All things crochet.  Crochet necklaces. Crochet baby hats. Crochet granny square blankets. I can't get enough crochet.

You may be asking "How old are you, Michelle?"  The answer is 87 trapped in an almost 32 year old body.

Before I go drink my prune juice, I'd like to share with you a tutorial for a crochet bow necklace.  I had seen a few on Etsy but couldn't find a tutorial that I liked.  The bows were either too flat or the steps looked way too long and drawn out for a silly necklace.  But I must have a bow necklace.  I mean, look how cute it is!

Crochet Bow Necklace Tutorial | Decor and the Dog

Please excuse the lack of face in these photos. I had a wicked sinus infection and no one needs to see what was happening above my chin.

Crochet Bow Necklace Tutorial | Decor and the Dog

I made two sizes.  I like them both but I'd choose the little yellow guy as my favorite if I had to.  I want to make an even tinier one but I need a smaller hook.

This is a fairly easy crochet project.  I have had people ask how I learned to crochet.  My grandma taught me how to knit and crochet when I was around 10.  I've mainly been a knitter since then but knitting takes so darn long.  I just never really caught on to crochet.   As I've aged, I've become increasingly impatient and I needed a quick yarn fix.  I started making a baby hat about a month ago and it just clicked.  As in, I get it. I get complicated patterns.  I'm not sure what happened but I like it.

If you want to learn (or re-learn in my case), I recommend the Learning Center at Lion Brand Yarn.  There are always Youtube tutorials.  My buddy, Rachel {Maybe Matilda}, has a great step-by-step guide for stitches.

For this "pattern", I realized that if I scrunched a basic tube in half I'd have a bow.  A bow that has some dimension to it.

Here's how to make your own!  You can do this.  Trust me.  I'm a doctor...of pharmacy.  

I'm going to write this in Michelle instead of normal crochet pattern.  Hopefully it will make it easier for beginners to understand.  And annoying for everyone else that crochets.

Crochet Bow Pattern

Size G hook

worsted weight yarn

Step 1: Little Bow: Cast on 20 stitches leaving a very long starting tail (~20 inches).

              Big Bow: Cast on 28 stitches leaving a very long starting tail (~20 inches).

Step 2: Join to first chain using a slip stitch to work in the round. Be careful to not twist your chain!

Step 3: Chain 2

Step 4: Double chain evenly around.  Join to first stitch using slip stitch.  Chain 2.

Step 5: Repeat step 4

Step 6: Repeat step 4

Step 7: Repeat step 4

Step 8: Fasten off leaving a very long tail (~20 inches).

Step 9: Wrap the two tails around the middle of the bow.

Step 10: Tie a knot to secure the ends.

Step 11: Thread chain onto necklace.

Step 12: Be proud of your new granny necklace!

Here's some visuals for you.

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What's your favorite elderly pastime?