The Crochet Bow Square is a sweet and unique building block for blankets, borders, and other Crochet Projects.
Hello, fellow crocheters! In this post I’ll be sharing a sweet and cheerful design for a crochet square(technically a rectangle) that has a built-in bow.
The Bow Square is a new pattern that was originally designed with October and breast cancer awareness in mind. However, as a building block it can be used in all seasons for all manner of different projects!
Keep reading below for more info on this design, for the free version, as well as the video tutorial!
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About This Project
The Bow Square is made in one piece, with a little bit of shaping added. Afterwards, the middle of the bow is finished, and cinched in a way that allows the sides to end up nice and straight.
The gauge for this pattern is 12 stitches and 8 rows of double crochet per 4×4 square. With that said, gauge is not critical to this pattern, as you can simply make however many of these squares you want in your own gauge, and block them to be the same size.
To make this design, you need:
- H/5.00mm hook
- Approx 35 yards of heavy worsted or aran yarn
- Tapestry needle(optional, for weaving in ends)
The Bow square uses several different stitches, including single crochet(sc), half double crochet(hdc), double crochet(dc), and triple crochet(tr). For this reason, I would classify this pattern as being best for ambitious beginners and above. However, if you want to make this pattern and want some extra help, I will be adding a full video tutorial for this design in the Crochet Makers Community.
Ways to get this pattern:
There are several options for accessing and using the cute bow square.
- FREE directions are available below
- A premium and ad-free pdf is availbale for the right here on Amelia Makes.
- And finally, if you want access to this design as a premium pattern, AND access to all of my OTHER patterns, video tutorials, and an exclusive community of crocheters, you can also join the Crochet Makers Community.
Reasons to go premium
While free is fantastic, there are many benefits you can enjoy by choosing to go premium.
For one thing, grabbing a pdf download allows you to save this design on to your own device, so that you can conveniently open and use it whenever and wherever you want. No internet required!
Another benefit of having a premium download is the detail. While I’ve included all the needed directions for the Bow Square on this page, the download includes a bit more detail and some helpful in-process pictures of finishing the bow, as well.
Readers who choose to go premium are able to recieve premium support if anything that comes up. And finally, making the choice to purchase is a simpe way to say “thank you” designers and sites like Amelia Makes. At any level, your support is much appreciated!
Okay, so without further ado, here’s how you can go about making the bow square for yourself!
(Note: Turning chains do not count as stitches)
Row 1: skip 2 sts and dc in every other ch(8sts)ch2 and turn.
Rows 2-8: dc in every stitch(8sts). Ch2 and turn(except for the last row).
Simply turn after last row.
First short side and corner: Ch5, skip 2sts and dc, ch2, skip 2sts and dc. Ch2, skip 2sts and dc into the corner. Ch4 and dc again in the same corner.
First long side and corner: Ch3 and dc into the edge between rows 6 and 7.
Ch2 and tr into the edge between rows 5 and 6.
Ch3 and tr into the edge between rows 3 and 4.
Ch2 and dc into the edge between rows 2 and 3.
Ch3 and dc into the corner. Ch4 and dc again in the same corner.
Second short side and corner: skip 2sts and dc, ch2, skip 2sts and dc. Ch2, skip 2sts and dc into the corner. Ch4 and dc again in the same corner.
Second long side and final corner:
Ch3 and dc into the edge between rows 2 and 3.
Ch2 and tr into the edge between rows 3 and 4.
Ch3 an tr into the edge between rows 5 and 6.
Ch2 and dc into the edge between rows 6 and 7.
Ch3 and dc into the corner. Ch4 and ss into the 3rd chain of the beginning ch5.
First solid round:
Short side: ch2, hdc 2 in each ch-space and into the top of each dc stitch.
Corner: hdc2, ch4, dc2.
Long side: dc one for each ch in the chain spaces(put two dc into the ch-spaces of 2, and 3 in the ch-spaces of 3) and dc into the top of each dc or tr stitch.
Corner: dc2, ch4, hdc2
Finish the second two sides in this way, putting dc stitches in the long sides and those portions of the corners, and putting hdc stitches on the short sides and in those portions of the corners. Ss to close after finishing the final corner.
Second Solid Round: again, put dc stitches in the long sides and those portions of the corners, and put hdc stitches on the short sides and in those portions of the corners. Ss to close.
To wrap the bow, start at the back of the bow with a slip knot on the hook, with the working yarn drawn through around one side in between the tr of the first border round.
*Yo, then reach the hook around the other side of the middle and draw a loop through on that side as well. Keep the yarn loops smooth on the front and use a little tension so that the middle of the bow gets pulled in just slightly.* Repeat until you are satisfied with how the front looks, then yo and draw that loop through all the other loops on your hook. Ch to bind off.
Weave in your ends, and block if desired.
If you like this pattern, be sure to check out the Crochet Makers Community. This is the interactive group where you can connect with other dedicated crocheters AND access all of my pattern downloads, tutorials, and exclusive content on an ongoing basis. You can see all of the details and enroll here.
And finally, please feel free to reach out with questions, comments, and pictures of your finished squares!
Keep the Crochet Delightful!
Enjoy this Crochet Bow Square Design as part of many types of projects, such as blankets, scarves, and wearables!
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