Puff Stitch Bow & Video Tutorial

There are few things in the south that women love more than bows and sweet tea. Thus, it was only natural that some of my favorite things to crochet are bows. You could blame it on living in south east Kentucky, or you could just chalk it up to that fact that I simply adore bows.

This bow is a little different than the bows that I usually crochet because for this pattern I used the puff stitch. Its bubbly look was so cute the first time I made one up! Now I’m obsessed! Better yet, I decided to try my hand at making a video tutorial about how to do this pattern. I do the puff stitch a little differently than some people, so I thought it would be fun to show my readers how I like to puff stitch. 🙂

This is my first crochet tutorial so any feedback would be much appreciated! If you would rather follow written instruction just scroll down!

  • Medium worsted weight yarn
  • Size 5mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Bobby pins (optional)
Making the bow:

Chain 30.

Row 1: Skip the first two ch from the hook and puff stitch into the third chain. Chain 1. *Skip two chains and in the third chain do another puff stitch. Chain 1.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. There should be a total of 9 puff stitches.

Row 2: Chain 3. Turn your work. Puff stitch in between each puff stitches from the first row, chaining 1 in between each stitch. There should be 8 puff stitches. After the 8th puff stitch chain 3 and slip stitch into the end of the first row. The even rows will begin and end with chain 3 to create a space to work a puff stitch in the third row.

Row 3: Chain 1. Puff stitch into the chain 3 from the 2nd row. Chain 1. Puff stitch in between each stitch from row 2. Puff stitch into the chain 3 from row 2 at the end of the row. There should be a total of 9 puff stitches.

Rows 4-7: Repeat rows 2-3.

Making the middle section:

Thread your tapestry needle with a long piece of the same color yarn. Pinching the middle puff stitch of the first and seventh rows, work your tapestry needle through the middle puff stitches. Pull the string through until there is just a little tail. Then wrap the long piece of yarn around the middle puff stitches repeatedly, to create the cinched middle section. Once you have wound the middle section as tight and as thick as you like, tie off the yarn at the back of the middle section.

You may then do whatever you want with the bow. What I like to do is thread a couple of bobby pins through the back and wear the bow in my hair!


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