Tuesday

"Crochet Bow Orniments"


  
Christmas  Ornaments are one part of  Christmas  that I love. I have so many collected over the years.  Making for myself or  as gifts has always been a pleasure for me.

 This set of Crochet Bows are in the mail and on their way to Guam for my daughters living room tree. 

 I used white Christmas yarn with a silver thread through it.
Each bow is just one row of a simple double crochet.
That was easy!


  
I then twisted each strip into a bow. 
Put in a few stitches to hold it together.
The nice thing about crochet you can make your bows with a few more rows and make them thicker and longer.

 


 

 Then came the little trinket for the center of the bow.  
I chose little foam packages, thinking my grandsons might enjoy them.
Using a simple tacky glue to attach the trinket to the center of the bow.

 

 

These little ornaments can be used for a variety of decorating ideas and are also very light weight.

 

You can use a simple narrow ribbon or the standard wire hooks
to hang from your tree.  Another use is to adorn your packages.
Use your imagination with these sweet little bows.

 

I might just make a set of Bows for myself!
The closer we get to Christmas the happier I get.

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24 comments:

Granny said...

I love those little bows. I think I'll make some for my grandkids for their trees.

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

These are so cute!! Im learning to crochet now and want to quit with every stitch, lol. New follower! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-7_6572.html

Also, PRETTY PLEASE stop by and check out Random Act of Kindness Week going on all next week!! Would love to see you participate!!
http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/kindness-and-thanksgiving.html

Have a great week!!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Those are adorable Sandy. I just bought some for our tree this year. I want a vintage home made look.

Diane said...

Very pretty. If I knew how to crochet, I'd make some. ;)

Riet said...

OH I love those bows. I might make some myself. Great B word

EG Wow said...

Such a pretty idea, I bet a tree covered in these bows looks stunning.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

They are so cute! I am so excited for the Holidays!!!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Oh dear...you said, "Each bow is just one row of simple double crochet." You really know how to hurt a guy! :) Do you know how many times I've taken lessons over the years? It just doesn't seem to take. I actually can do nice even stitches, but I just can't count the individual stitches. I don't see it. I try and keep count as I go, but that doesn't work. So, I admire your ability. The bows are beautiful!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What pretty bows, and so much more so beacuse they are home made! I am all thumbs, but I am trying to learn how to crochet.

Morning said...

it is so artistic, love the color and the bow seems cute.

:)

Annesphamily said...

Sandy these are so crafty and cute! I have some Easter eggs that my auntie crocheted years ago. She took plastic eggs and crocheted around them. I wish I had more of them. She was so talented. what a sweet post and made me smile with an old memory!

Karen said...

Those ornaments are just the cutest, and all the more precious because they are handmade. I sure wish I knew how to knit and crochet.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful tree decoration!

Karen S. said...

What a lovely creation!

Sue said...

These are really unique. Very nice!

=)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am so pleased my French Blue post helped you. The color really is pretty elusive but like I said "I know it when I see it" but can't describe. :) How sweet to make the cute bows for your daughter's tree. I know she will love them and will have a bit of your heart on her tree. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

Pondside said...

I imagine that there will be high excitement when the package arrives in Guam. What a lovely Christmassy treat!

anitamombanita said...

Wow! Those are ambitious and very cute. I'm such a holiday slacker; I can't even imagine doing this, so I admire you.

I missed the posting deadline for Alphabe-Thursday this week...feel free to stop by, tho... :)

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

I learned how to knit but never how to crochet. These are lovely,
Dana

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Beautiful bows! I love the beginning of Christmas and all the great crafts. Hope you will include one each week at Alphabet Thursday. Check out my B post, if you get a chance.
http://permanentposies.com/2011/11/breaded-buttermilk-chicken-strips/

Jenny said...

HI Sandy, My grandmother crocheted and so did many of my aunts. I have some of the things they made tucked away, but I've not seen bows like this.

How pretty and lacy they are!

Thanks for a beautiful link to the letter B.

A+

Jami said...

Your daughter will be thrilled when she opens her package!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely ornaments at the Tuesday To Do Party!

Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Hi Sandy, what a lovely mum you are. I'm sure your daughter will be absolutely thrilled with the darling bows you have made for her Christmas tree. Kudos. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

Be Merry and Bright!