Rainy Day Handiwork – Crochet Bows

Rainy days are the best…sometimes.
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There are some rainy days that are perfect for creativity. The weather might be dreary, cold, and damp, but the energy is high, and the creative juices are flowing. These days just beg to have a cozy cuddle on the couch, a cup of hot tea, and an old nostalgic movie playing. A perfect day to relax, and recharge.

The only problem with this, is that I can’t sit and idly watch a movie. I must be doing something. I must be productive in some way. Maybe I’ll be folding laundry or matching socks. Maybe I’ll be catching up on my to-do list, or reorganizing my desk. Relaxing by doing ‘nothing’ seems counter-productive. The exact same things goes for baths. Simply sitting in a bath is nerve racking, no matter how many bubbles there are.

I find that this is where my passion comes in: crafting. In particular, yarnwork like knitting and crocheting lends itself easily to lounging. Today’s project was a quick one, but that meant I was able to create several, making the day all the more productive!
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These bows are extremely quick and easy to make. Each one took me a grand total of fifteen minutes from start to finish! It is also a great way to use up all the scrap yarn that is lying around. The attached pin on the back means that it can be used wherever you want, and be switched out at anytime. 

Crochet Bows – Pattern adapted from Craftiness Not Optional

Size H (5.00mm) crochet hook
Scrap yarn

Ch 25. Join in round, being careful not to twist.
Round 1: Ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc in each ch around. Sl st to join.
Round 2-4: Repeat Round 1. Ch 1, and leaving approximately a 30″ tail, pull through.

To create the bow, flatten the circle and tightly wrap the tail around the middle several times. Tie off, and use excess yarn to wrap around a pin back.IMG_1176 Tag

That’s it! You’re done! Not only have you created something beautiful, useful, and stylish, but you’ve also used up scrap yarn that would have otherwise gone to waste! How productive 😀

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