Southern Style Bowband Pattern

Hi, friends! This tutorial includes instructions for a crochet bow band, sizes newborn-large adult. I have also included instructions to attach the bows to the band as well as a pattern for the small bow. If you desire a larger bow, please see the “Southern Style Crochet Bow Pattern” post. I hope you all enjoy making Bows for Your Babes!!


  • Worsted weight yarn (I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby)
  • G hook, 4.25mm (Boye is my go-to hook)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry/Yarn needleTime: About 30 minutes to an hour total


  • chain stitch
  • slip stitch
  • single crochet
  • half double crochet (HDC)
  • half double crochet, back loop only (HDC BLO)


  • Bands will be snug on child’s head initially; however, there is a 2-3 inch stretch with wear over time. If you find the band too large or small, go up or down a hook or band size.


Band pattern:

To begin select desired size and chain the number listed beside it. Follow instructions below to complete the crochet band and bow.

Newborn: Chain 46

0-3 Months: Chain 48

3-6 Months: Chain 53

6-9 Months: Chain 54

9-12 Months: Chain 56

12-18 Months: Chain 58

Toddler: Chain 60

Child: Chain 62

Teen/Small Adult: Chain 64

Large Adult: Chain 66

After chaining desired size, slip stitch into the first stitch and complete 10 Rounds of HDC (half double crochet).

  • I do not chain one before going into the next stitch.
  • I work continuously around the band as shown below. For Newborn-3-6 Months, I complete 8 rounds versus 10.
  • As a finishing touch, I add one round of single crochet to the last round of HDC as shown below. This is not necessary, but it helps make the band’s tension equal on both sides of the band.Sew in ends and tie together as shown below._________________

Small Bow Pattern:

(See “Southern Style Bow Pattern” post for more detailed instructions).

  • Chain 30Join last stitch with first stitch by using a slip stitch.Crochet 10 rounds of HDC BLO.
  • I do NOT chain one before going into the first stitch.
  • Slip stitch into last stitch to finish.Sew in ends.Tie together and attach bow as shown below.Attach bow to band:

Sew in ends.


  • If you wish to make a size other than small, please see the “Southern Style Crochet Bow Pattern” post.
  • Please also see the “Southern Style Bow Pattern” tutorial for photos if you need assistance or have questions.
  • I recommend small, medium or large bow for this pattern.


  • All photos are copyrighted. Do not use my photos to sell or advertise your products under any circumstance.
  • Do not copy, sell or readjust pattern.
  • If you share this pattern, link directly back to
  • You may sell products made from my patterns. I do ask that you credit my blog on your Etsy/websites as well as on all social media outlets by tagging me on Instagram @southerndaycrochet & on Facebook (Southern Day Crochet). Please use #southerndaycrochet for a chance to be featured on my Instagram as well! I love to see your work!!


I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Thank you for taking the time to check it out! Happy bow making & God bless you all, friends!!


(Originally posted January 11, 2017)

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