Clara Bows

Feb 24, 2014
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Pop these little bows onto your shoes or sweater, in your hair, wherever. Vary the size by using varying weights of yarn or thread, and add a sweet tailored edge with a slip-stitch edging.  

DESIGNER Brenda K. B. Anderson

FINISHED SIZE Length of bow measures about 2" in size 10 crochet thread, 2½" in size 5 crochet thread, and 3¼" in size 3 crochet thread.

YARN Nazli Gelin Garden Cotton Thread size 10 (distributed by Universal Yarn) (100% Egyptian Giza mercerized cotton; 306 yd [280 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #700-10; #700-03; #700-47; #700-31 (use any 2 colors combined; designate one as MC and the other as CC).

Nazli Gelin Garden Cotton Thread size 5 (distributed by Universal Yarn) (100% Egyptian Giza mercerized cotton; 174 yd [160 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #500-85; #500-66; #500-74; #500-73 (use any 2 colors combined; designate one as MC and the other as CC).

Nazli Gelin Garden Cotton Thread size 3 (distributed by Universal Yarn) (100% Egyptian Giza mercerized cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #300-16; #300-23; #300-11; #300-20 (use any 2 colors combined; designate one as MC and the other as CC).

HOOK Steel hook size 6 (1.6 mm) if using size 10 thread, steel hook size 3 (2.1 mm) if using size 5 thread, or size C/2 (2.75 mm) if using size 3 thread. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Embroidery needle or yarn needle (depending on thread size); large safety pin (to help thread one piece of the bow through the other); optional: hair clips or pins or blank shoe clip hardware. Hardware shown on shoe clip samples from Etsy at Couture Embellishment (www.etsy.com/shop/coutureembellishment); thread and needle or glue ifneeded to attach any hardware to back of bow.

GAUGE 10 sts and 11 rnds = 1" in size 10 thread; 8 sts and 9 rnds = 1" in size 5 thread; 6½ sts and 8 rnds = 1" in size 3 thread. Exact gauge isn't critical for this project; it is more important to crochet tightly enough to create a firm fabric.

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