Little Bow Chic

I am so pleased with these little cuties! I was looking for a seriously last minute gift for a birthday party gift, and I remembered seeing these pop up on ravelry a while back.
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(Ps, I am not eighty, my hands just look like it here)
I finished each of these in about 10 min…maybe even less! I can’t stand how cute they are!
Here is the link to the original pattern. She gives a great picture tutorial for them, you should check it out!

I did make a couple little mods to it.

First of all, I slipped the first stitch of each row to eliminate the side bumps. Not a big deal at all, but I like the look of the edges this way.
In the pattern, the bow is fastened on to a existing ring. But since I needed them that day, and didn’t want to go buy rings, I improvised.

You’ll need to leave long tails at each end of the piece.

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After you seam the ends together, you’ll use one tail to wrap around the middle of the bow. The other you will use to make a crochet chain ring.

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Stick your crochet hook (I used a D, but any small size should work) into a stitch close to that string. Pull up a loop and chain about 9 st.
Next, slip stitch your chain to the other side of the center like this:

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This was meant for a 3yr old, and I tested the chain length out on my daughter to get the right length. It was roughly the same size as my own pinky finger.
Oh, ps I have found this works the best with cotton yarn. I tried with acrylic, and while still cute, it was a little fuzzy looking. You get the best stitch definition with cotton.

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Finally, I sewed up a little bag to hold them in using scrap fabric.

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Easy and adorable!
Do you have any last minute gift ideas? Please share! (No, really, I would love to hear more options!)

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