Patterns Quick Knits

Simple knitted bows

It’s a twofer today! Two bow patterns for the price of one.

Seed Stitch Bow

You will need:

Yarn, the heavier the yarn the bigger the bow – I used Forsell Shamal 4ply

A pair of needles 0.5mm bigger than the recommended – I find this gives it a bit of drape but not too much. Use a smaller size if you want a stiffer bow.

A darning needle


Cast on 15 stitches. Knit 1, purl one to the end of the row. Repeat this row for a total of 30 rows. Cast off loosely, weave in all ends. Thread a length of yarn, approx 30cm, onto a darning needle. With the thumb and index finger of the hand not holding the needle, pinch the middle of the knitting so you get two even ridges. Sew the middle together with a few stitches and then wrap the remaining yarn aroung the middle of the bow. Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

If you add a brooch back or even a safety pin to the back of these you can pin them to hats, bags, scarfs and change the look when you feel like it. Make lots and give them to your friends, lets start a bow revolution!

Stocking Stitch Bow

You will need:

Yarn – I used some DK I had in my stash
A pair of 4mm knitting needles
A darning needle.


Cast on 7 stitches, and work in stocking stich (knit one row, purl one row) for 24 rows. Cast off loosley.

Thread one loose end onto a darning needle sew the shorts ends together to form a band, weave in the remaing yarn on the needle.
Using the 2nd loose end, thread onto a darning needle ( you don’t have to do this, but it makes securing the end easier) and wrap tighltly around the middle of the band. When you have wrapped enough, secure the end to the bow.

You can pop these on a hair clip, sew them to your finished garments or sew them onto a crochet chain to make alternative bunting.

The world is your mini bow oyster!

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