This pattern shows you how to knit a bow, which can be made into a necklace, headband, pin for your lapel or anything! This is the mini version, which measures 4.5” x 2.25” (11.43cm x 5.72cm). I also have a pattern for the bigger knit bow. Below you’ll find the instructions to knit your own…or if you’re not feeling inspired, you can buy a mini bow necklace from the shop.
Also, each Monday I’m going to post a new pattern, tutorial, or DIY project here on the blog. Until I run out of ideas…or get lazy.
For the Pattern…
Download the PDF pattern, or look below for the details.
- Size US 8 needles
- Worsted weight yarn (like Lion Brand Wool-Ease)
- For the necklace: 16” of chain, 4 jumprings, 1 clasp, needle-nose pliers, wire cutters
Yarn and needle size can vary — use smaller or larger needles if you want a different size bow. Also, gauge is not critical here.
Mini Knit Bow Pattern
Seed stitch pattern
- K1, *P1, K1. Repeat from * across.
- Repeat for all rows.
Main piece: CO 9 sts, work in seed stitch until piece measures 4.5”. Bind off in pattern.
Tie: CO 5 sts, work in seed stitch until piece measures 2.5”. Bind off in pattern.
Piecing it together: Wrap the tie around the middle of the main piece, and stitch the 2 ends of the tie together. Cut jewelry chain into 2 pieces each 8” long with your wire cutters.. Attach a chain to the top of each side of the bow with your pliers. Then attach a clasp to the end of one chain, and jumpring to the end of the other.
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