We are heading into Thanksgiving here in Canada and fall is finally starting to make an appearance. The leaves are changing colours, the temperature has dropped enough that a light scarf and sweater are needed in the mornings. We’re starting to see Halloween costumes and decorations make a bigger appearance as well as shelves being stocked with treats to hand out on Halloween night. What better time for a free crochet pattern!
Speaking of goodies, do you have a favourite? The classic candy corn treat seems to be a staple during Halloween but not just in ways of candy anymore. The orange, white and yellow colours seem to pop up more frequently now in decorations but always comes back to knowing exactly what those colours represent. A chewy and sweet candy found in bowls at almost every Halloween party. They’re fun colours and a nice addition to the traditional orange and black that we know so very well.
The Sweet Treat Bow pattern is a great little project to help get you into the Halloween spirit. Perhaps you might make one for yourself or for a little one you know. They can be easily attached to hair elastics, hair clips, or hair bands to add some spooky and fun accent to any spirit day at work/school or even while out collecting candy on Halloween night. If you live in Canada, you’ve probably gone out at least once as a child with a snow suit underneath your costume. Attach the bow to a hat or scarf to keep with the Halloween theme all while keeping cozy on those chilly nights out.
It takes about 20 minutes to create the bow using a little bit of Bernat Handicrafter cotton yarn. You could easily make 2-3 bowls from one of the small skeins of it. For the candy corn effect, I used the colourways “Poppy” and “Lemon Swirl” but a solid orange and black would look wonderful as well. Are you ready to make your own? Let’s go!
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Sweet Treat Bow
– This pattern is written in US terms
– Project takes approximately 20 minutes to complete
– 4mm hook
– Bernat Handicraft Yarn in the colourways “Poppy” and “Lemon Swirl” (“A” will be the main bow colour and “B” will be the edging. You may choose your preference of colourway to start with)
– Yarn needle
– Optional: Hair elastics, hair clips or hair band to use in final step.
ss – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
With colourway A, chain 9 with a moderately loose tension.
In the second chain from the hook, place 1 sc. Make 1 sc in each remaining stitch. (8) Ch 1 and turn.
Place one sc into each stitch across. (8) Ch 1 and turn.
Repeat row 2
Complete 1 sc into each stitch across. Do not finish the row with a turning ch. Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.
With colourway B, insert your hook the top of any sc stitch. Place one sc into each stitch around. 3 sc will need to be placed into each corner space to create a proper curve. When you reach the long edges, place one sc into the spaces between the rows. When you are back at the beginning, ss into the first sc you made. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Cut a piece of yarn from either colourway A or B that is approximately the length of your arm. In the middle of the rectangle, pinch the top and bottom together and begin wrapping your cut piece of yarn around it 8-10 times. Tighten and tie at the back of the bow. Use your yarn needle to weave the ends underneath the wrapped yarn and trim ends.
Ideas For Use:
Attach to hair elastics, hair clips, hair bands (simply add whichever you are using and wrap your cut yarn around it while bunching the bow at the end of the pattern. Bow can also be stitched into corners of blankets, onto hats, bags, scarves, etc. Make with orange and black yarn for a traditional Halloween look. Whatever colours you choose, this cute bow will make a great accessory for Halloween and related spirit days.
If you are interested in downloading this pattern, please head over to the Ravelry Designs section of my blog. You will find this as well as other designs that will link over to my Ravelry page where you can access the free .pdf file to save or print.
I hope you enjoy it and for anyone celebrating this weekend, Happy Thanksgiving!