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Easiest Little Bow · Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

Do you need a mini bow in your life?  Why, yes you do!

This cute, little bow is quite possibly the easiest and quickest project to on my blog...ever.  It takes less than 5 minutes to make one from start to finish, and that probably includes the time to grab your yarn and hook, too (if you're not indecisive like me, that is)!

Bows are such versatile components that can be added to so many projects.  There's SO much you can do with this little bow!

You sew this bow on:

  • Amigurumi dolls and animals
  • Hair accessories (clips, ties, hairbands)
  • Bags and pouches
  • Greeting cards
  • Wrapped gifts
  • Blankets
  • Cup cozies 
  • Clothing 
  • ...and more!

I decided to make my bow into a sweet, little headband for my baby girl.  While big bows are hugely popular, I feel that tiny ones are also lovely!  It has quite the dainty look, don't you think? 

This pattern is...

  • Beginner-friendly
  • Quick to work up
  • No-sew
  • A versatile component
  • Great for using up scrap yarns (AKA, an awesome "stashbuster"!) 

If you like this design of mine, you might enjoy browsing all my Free Crochet Patterns

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Free Crochet Pattern

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This cute, little mini bow is so quick and easy to make!  This beginner-friendly pattern can easily be whipped up in less than 5 minutes.  Use them to embellish your amigurumi dolls and animals, or as appliques for your bags and cozies.  You can even turn them into hair accessories, such as hair ties, hair clips, or hairbands for little baby girls!  


Small! Exact size depends on the weight of the yarn you use, your hook size, and your tension.

Level of Difficulty:

★☆☆☆☆  Easy / Familiar Beginner
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below).

Stitches/Terms Used:

  • MR: magic ring
  • Ch: chain
  • Tr: triple (treble) crochet
  • Sl st: slip stitch


  • Any type of yarn (I used Lion Brand Coboo yarn) 
  • A suitable hook size for the yarn (I used a 3.25mm hook)
  • Scissors

In a MR: ch 5, tr 3, ch 5, sl st. Ch 5, tr 3, ch 5, sl st. 

Pull the ring tight, then fasten off with a long yarn tail to wrap around the center of the bow.  Secure the ends by tying them together. 

Congratulations on finishing your Mini Bow!  You can use it as a component, or sew it to a baby headband as I've done so here.

Here's the complete, step-by-step video tutorial. Follow along and crochet with me!

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Best wishes,