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DIY: How To Make A Knit Bow Necklace

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This DIY pattern shows you how to knit a bow necklace.  It’s super simple, and you’ll have a new necklace in about 20 minutes.  The pattern uses a stockinette stitch with a garter border.  Use the bow pattern to make anything — hair bows, brooches, shoe clips, barrettes!  Read on below for the pattern or check out the knit bow necklaces in the shop.  Also, if you want to get notified about upcoming patterns sign up for the newsletter.

Knit Bow Pattern

Bow Measurements

 Bow measures 4.5″ x 2.25″ (11.43cm x 5.72cm)



  • 18sts and 24 rows = 4”

Note: Gauge, yarn and needle sizer are not critical here. Modify your yarn and needle size to change the size of your bow.

Main Bow

CO 9 sts
Border: k 2 rows
row 1: knit row
row 2: k2, purl til 2 sts left, k2
repeat row 1 and 2 until measures 3.5”, making sure to end on ROW 1.
Border: k 2 rows
BO loosely


CO 4 sts
k in garter stitch until piece measures about 2”, or can snugly wrap around the middle
BO loosely
Wrap the tie around the middle of the bow, stitch ends of the tie together to secure in place.

Making The Necklace

Use needle nose pliers to attach chain to either side of the bow with jumprings.  I use 2 pieces of chain, each 8 inches long, and use a lobster claw clasp in the back.