Th Jorja Sweater is an easy sweater pattern that is perfect for the colder weather! It is a gorgeously warm and simple design that beginners to crocheting garments can make. Even with a basic understanding of how to read crochet patterns you should be able …
Tag: free pattern
This gorgeous textured lace bow is a special design that April from Banana Moon Studio is sharing with you today!
I am so excited that April is guest designing here at Sunflower Cottage Crochet. She has been part of several events that I have been lucky enough to participate in. Her patterns are fabulous and she is just such a lovely person.
April has designed this fabulous Loveland Lace Bow pattern for us. What do you think?
I love the lacy textures in this one. The use of this lacy stitch also means that the bow will not be too heavy, and can be worn for an occasion or teamed with jeans and a tee.
As I type this my daughter has spied it and would like one (or six!) making for each of her friends at her sleepover next week! I also know a couple of adults who would love this!
More about April and Banana Moon Studio
Hi there! I’m April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio. I love to design crochet and knit wearables and home decor that you will love making and enjoy using. Among my designs you’ll find a lot of wearable accessories like scarves, cowls, shawls, mittens, and hats. You’ll also find cozy sweaters and comfortable blankets, pillows, potholders, and more.
I started out designing patterns for magazines and yarn companies. My first design was based on a blessing day dress for my youngest. It was published in Interweave Crochet. It was strange, but when the yarn arrived for the design to be made I was terrified to touch it, afraid I would mess it up!
I braved that first design, and over 50 more for publication with magazines and yarn companies. Through those projects, I gained wonderful professional experience which I apply to writing and self-publishing patterns for you today. If you are used to using magazines and published books and pamphlets, you will probably feel very comfortable with my writing style, as it will be familiar.
Eventually, as I moved more toward self-publishing and blogging, I wanted to choose a business name for my website. I was a young mother at the time. I recalled my oldest as a toddler pointing up at a yellow crescent moon one night and saying, “bina!” That was toddler speak for “banana.” I loved that she thought there was a banana in the sky! That memory was the inspiration for my business name, Banana Moon Studio.
I originally designed a lot for children. Now that I don’t have any in-house models for children’s items, I design more for adults, teens, and homes. But some things that will always be at the center of me and what I do, is family, home, and comfort.
I live in Oklahoma, USA with my husband, four children, two rescue dogs, and one cranky cat. I moved around a lot in my young childhood years, as my father was in the Air Force. When I was eight years old my family settled in Oklahoma and I’ve, more or less, been here ever since.
I have wonderful memories of sitting next to my mom while she would cross stitch. I loved how she would make little patches of color that seemed unrelated, but then gradually, as she filled in more squares, they would turn into a picture. She also quilted, sewed, and knitted. I grew up with a tradition of beautiful needle arts in my family. My loft studio today has cross stitch pictures made by my grandma, myself, my mom, and my sister. I have two antique quilts hanging over the banister. I have doilies crocheted by my grandma, and many other loved handmade treasures.
In addition to crochet and knitting, I love to spin yarn, hike, kayak, and listen to audiobooks. Lately I’ve been listening to the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson and still have a sunburn and some scrapes on my leg from my last kayaking adventure.
Where can you find Banana Moon Studio?
April has a good few places where you can find her and her designs!
Pattern Specifics for the Loveland Lace Bow:
** this post contains some affiliate links at no extra cost to you. If you use any of the links I may get a small commission which helps me to produce more patterns and content for you.
3 ¼ x 1 ¾ [4 ½ x 2 ¼] inches.
We Crochet Comfy Fingering Weight (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 218 yds; 50 g; yarn weight category 1/fingering/super fine): About 13  yds of #9437 White.
Crochet Hook: E/4 (3.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle, clear-drying fabric glue, alligator clip (optional).
Gauge: 3 pattern repeats x 14 rows = 4 ½ inches
This pattern is written in standard US terms
Each bow is a small rectangle with yarn wrapped around the center to pull it in.
Use the finished bow with an alligator clip to make a hair bow, or use it as a bow tie, applique, or embellishment for décor items.
ch(s) – chain(s)
dc – double crochet
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
Shell: [(dc, ch 1) 3 times, dc] in designated ch or ch sp.
V-stitch [v-st]: (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated st.
The Loveland Lace Bow Pattern:
** This is a free pattern on the blog. Please do not copy and paste any part of it or print this pattern out. Please bookmark this page and use the website to work up your pattern. This helps my small business greatly as it provides a little bit of ad revenue which will in turn will allow me to continue to create free content for you!**
Ch 18 
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 3 chs, shell [see Special Stitches] in next ch, ch 1, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn – 2  shells; 3  sc.
Row 2: Ch 3 [counts as dc], dc in first st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in center ch sp of shell, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *v-st [see Special Stitches] in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 1, sc) in center ch sp of shell, ch 2, skip next 2 sts repeat from * 0  time to last st, 2 dc in last sc, turn – 1  v-sts plus a 2-dc group on each end.
Row 3: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in first st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch sp, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, *shell in center of v-st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch sp, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, repeat from * 0  time to last st, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in last st, turn – 1  shells; 2 half shells; 2  sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in center ch sp of shell, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, v-st in next sc, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, repeat from * 0  time to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn – 2  v-sts; 6  sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, skip next 2 sts, shell in center of v-st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch sp, repeat from * across, placing last sc in last st, turn – 2  shells; 3  sc.
Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern.
Work in pattern for a total of 6  rows.
Weave in ends. Block.
You will be able to find a video tutorial of the lace bow assembly process on April’s YouTube Channel from 25th August 2022
Fold the rectangle long ways by bringing RS together (figure 1), then fold both long edges back and even with edge of first fold (figure 2).
Tie end of yarn around center somewhat loosely (figure 3). Wrap yarn around center and over knot and tail several times. Cut yarn and use fabric glue to secure end on the WS of the bow’s center. Leave to dry.
Once this is dry, slide the top portion of an alligator clip under the center wrap if desired.
Thank you April!
Thank you April for a fantastic pattern! I am thrilled that you could join our little corner of the internet!
If you make this sweet Loveland Lace Bow then please do tag April in your posts if you share on social media! It is a great way of saying thank you for a free pattern!
You May Also Like:
My Summer Table Runner is a free pattern below. 2022 has been the year where I try to use all of my scraps and stash. It feels like it is an impossible dream … Every time I reduce one of my buckets I need to …
Whether you use this as a hand towel or tea towel, keep it or gift it, the tulip towel is a great pattern to work up!
I knew when I made the border for the Bouquet of Flowers Afghan CAL that I wanted to use this in other designs. It’s the perfect accent to simpler patterns.
I do have both left and right handed video tutorials for the tulips section both of which are linked below!
It wasn’t the pattern I started making!
When I sat down to design something with the tulip border pattern, a hand towel wasn’t actually what I started making! It was supposed to be a placemat. However, because the 3D effect of the flowers is fairly pronounced I decided against it for practical reasons to use in a placemat.
So I kept on going with the textured section and created a towel instead.
Then came the apron to go with it so you can make a kitchen set that is perfect for yourself or as a gift!
More ideas and inspiration
And while I had the apron on my mannequin (who I call Heidi) I just knew that I also needed to turn this one into a skirt. What do you think?
Unfortunately, the skirt will wait until next year to be released. But I promise it is coming!!
PDF Pattern links
You can purchase the inexpensive, ad-free pdf version of the tulips towel pattern in my shops. Just click the button for your preferred shop below:
What you will need:
I would ALWAYS recommend cotton yarn when making towels, washcloths and other items for the kitchen. It is a lot more robust than most yarn fibres – it doesn’t melt like acrylic will if put on a hot surface, it is strong and durable so will cope with the heavy use. It is easy to wash and care for, even at higher temperatures. And let’s not forget, cotton looks great!
For my Tulip Towel I used Drops Paris – 5 skeins in white (82 yards each) and small amounts of green and pink.
Gauge – Not essential for this project, but 18sts and 12 rows of textured section = 4” on my towel.
Sizing – This pattern is written for 2 sizes.
11” wide by 21.5” long for the narrower version
16” wide by 21.5” long for the wider version
- Ch – chain
- Sk – skip
- SC – Single Crochet
- HDC– half double crochet
- DC – double crochet
- TC – triple crochet
- 3TCCl – 3 triple crochet cluster
- FO – fasten off
Pattern Notes –
- Written in US terms
- This pattern is not reversible
I have video tutorials for both left and right handed versions of the tulip section.
Special Stitches for the Tulip Towel
This is the 3 treble crochet cluster. To work this stitch you will:
YO twice, insert hook into indicated stitch, YO and pull through, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook twice, *YO twice, insert hook into same stitch, YO and pull through, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook twice, and repeat from * once more, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Row 1 – FSC 49 (73)
CH 50 (74), SC in second CH from hook and each CH across
Row 2 – CH 1 (does not count), turn, [SC, HDC, DC] in first st, *SK 2 sts, [SC, HDC, DC] in next
st. Rep from * until you have 3 sts left, SK 2 sts, SC in last st.
Row 3 – Repeat row 2
Row 4 – CH 1 (does not count), turn, SC in first st and each st across. (49 (73))
Row 5 – This row creates the leaves and stems so I changed to green here
Turn, CH4 (counts as a TC), SK2 sts, *3TCCl in the next st, CH2, TC in next st (note, we
are not skipping any here), CH2, 3TCCl in the next st, CH1, SK5*. Repeat from * to *
until you have 3 sts left. TC in last st.
Row 6 – Note: the 5DC in this row creates the buds so I worked these stitches in pink and the
SC in champagne white. By the end of this row you will have 6 or 9 buds depending on
what width you are making.
CH1 (does not count), turn, SC in top of TC from previous row, *sk the CH1, SC in top
of the 3TCCl, 2 SC in CH2 space, 5DC in next st, 2SC in next CH2 sp, SC in top of next
3TCCl, sk CH1 space, SC in the top of the 3TCCl*. Repeat from * to * across omitting the last SC of the repeat, and place a SC in the top of the CH4 from the previous row.
Row 7 – CH1, turn, SC in first 4 sts (these are the SC from the previous row), CH1, SK the 5DC,
*SC in the top of each of the next 6 sts (again these are the SC from the previous row),
CH1, SK the 5DC* Rep from * to * across. SC in last 4 sts.
Row 8 –For this row I worked all of the top of the buds in the pink and the rest of the stitches
CH1 (does not count), SC in first 2 sts, SC2tog in next 2 sts, **SC into the first
of the 5DC from row 5, *CH3, SS into next st from the 5dc* repeat from * to * across all of the petals on your bud, SC in last of the 5DC set, SC2tog, SC in next 2 sts, SC2tog.**
Rep from ** to ** across until you have 4 sts left, SC2tog, SC in last 2 sts.
FO pink. The rest of my towel from here is white.
Row 9 – CH1 (does not count), turn, SC in first 3 sts, *CH3, SK the petals from the previous row,
SC in next 4 sts.* Repeat from * to * across.
Row 10 – CH1, turn, SC in first 3 sts, *4SC in CH3 space, SC in next 4 sts*. Rep from * to * across.
Row 11 – CH1 (does not count), turn. SC in each st across.
Row 12 – CH 1 (does not count), turn, [SC, HDC, DC] in first st, *SK 2 sts, [SC, HDC, DC] in next st. Rep from * until you have 3 sts left, SK 2 sts, SC in last st.
Row 13 – Repeat row 2 for 59 rows
Row 14 – CH1 (does not count), turn, SC in each st across. (49 (73))
The general newsletter only goes out once (maybe twice on special occasions) a week. The Events and Cals newsletter goes out to let you know about the patterns included in the events that I am a part of or hosting as they become available. For the most part that can mean daily free or heavily discounted pdf pattern notifications etc direct to your inbox.
Don’t forget, if you would like to join my active and supportive FaceBook Community group, join my weekly newsletter or subscribe to my YouTube Channel you can do by clicking the buttons below!
Plants in Yarn Event
On 6th June 2022 you can get the pdf for this pattern as a free download as part of the Plants in Yarn Event hosted by Erin over at Juniper and Oakes.
I am also offering you a special bonus! Keep reading to find out more!
Want the bundle for this event? You can get all 30 patterns included in this event in one awesome bundle. Interested in finding out more?
Just want the pattern for today? That’s ok … just keep reading.
Click the button below for the free pdf. If you want to check out the roundup there is a button for that below too!
But before you go…
I am also offering you a special bonus!
On 6th June only you can also get the matching apron pattern for 30% off the usual price using code PLANTS
Click the button below to get your matching apron for a steal!
You may also like:
Are you looking for something to crochet this May? May is a funny month for crocheters I find. Christmas, Valentines, Mothers Day and Easter are all over here in the UK. Yet a lot of crocheters are not ready to start crocheting their gifts for …
The ornamental Garden Square is the 6th square to be released in the Bouquet of Flowers CAL. I designed it specifically for the event and love how it turned out. It has a slightly vintage feel to it I think, especially in the second version I …
The first week of the Sweet and Simple event went well! This week there are 13 awesome easy crochet patterns for you which are free with the coupon code between 15th and 21st February 2022.
How do I get my free PDF patterns?
The answer to that is easy.
- Make a note of the coupon code you need for this week (see below)
- Scroll down and check out the patterns that are available free this week
- Click on the photos of the ones you would like
- If you do not go straight to Ravelry for your download, scroll the designer’s post until you see the Download now button. It looks like this:
the button you need looks like this
Please make sure you use this button – Etsy does not allow free patterns and there is only one place you can get each pdf free from for each designer.
5. Use the code to get your free PDF Pattern
6. Come back here and get another one!
The coupon code
This week the code you need is SIMPLECROCHET
Shall I show you the fabulous easy crochet patterns for this week?
This Week’s Patterns
Elegant Hair Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
This week I am contributing my Elegant Hair Scarf to this event.
This one is a super simple pattern using double crochets (US terms – triple crochet in UK terms) and works up quickly!
The Freedom Beanie by Carroway Crochet
This one is worked up using a chunky yarn so you will be finished this one in no time!
The thicker yarn with the gaps make this one a perfect make for those chillier late winter / early Spring Days.
The Suzette Hanging Basket by Made by Gootie
I adore this basket so much! The stitch is so pretty and the basket is so handy for lots of things.
Would you use yours as decoration like Agat has here, or would you keep it by your bed to keep your phone and glasses in? What about somewhere to keep those extra toilet rolls in the bathroom?
Crochet Rose Bobble by Off the Hook for You
How cute is this one? I know that my daughter and nieces will be wanting a few of these along with a few done in smaller yarn with a smaller hook for pigtails and plaits.
Ear Warmer / Head band by My Crochet Space
These are really popular gifts and quick makes! Whether you just make the ear warmer, or add a scarf to match, maybe add it to a spa set for the perfect pamper yourself gift, you cannot go wrong with making one or two (or seven or eight) of these!
Cross Stitch Infinity Scarf by Loops and Love Crochet
This winter I have been drawn to infinity scarves and this one is a great one with an easy repeat. It is a perfect project for practicing those X stitches on and will look great dressed up if you are going for a meal, or dressed down for walking the dogs!
Alpine Scarf by Crochets by Trista
How elegant and cozy does this one look?
Trista has a great eye for detail and the simple repeat in this pattern works just perfectly!
Pine Trees Headband by Creations by Courtney
Now this lady is not afraid to play with texture.
Courtney’s design is perfect for the Spring and is another quick and easier than it looks project!
What colours would you make yours?
Houndstooth Sunglasses Case by Itchin’ for some Stitchin’
Can you go wrong with a bit of houndstooth?
If you have never tried it before then grab this project and give it a go!
Criss Cross Hat by Pam’s Cozy Corner
This project would make a great set with the criss cross scarf by Loops and Love above!
By the time you have finished this project you will be a master at the X stitch!
I love how a row or two of a complimentary colour work so well in designs.
Striped Cup Cozy by Pine Tree Crochet
In my house I can never have enough cup cozies. It is an unspoken rule that there must be one or two in both my car and my husband’s, and at least one in my bag. My daughter has been known to also give them away in the local coffee shop because people have admired them!
Boho Wall Decor by Valzies Boutique
This COLOURWAYS reminds me of the setting sun. This wall hanging just makes me smile.
Do you have any particular colours that mean anything to you that you would make this one in? What about birthstone colours of your children / grandchildren?
The midsummer infinity scarf by Once Upon a Cheerio
There are a few ways to wear this beautiful design – you should check them out!
This is another elegant but simple project that will work up in no time.
Share your projects with me!
Use the hashtag #sweetandsimple and share your easy crochet pattern projects online so that the designers can see your makes too! We LOVE seeing them!!
Want to join a friendly, welcoming and active face book group? Then the Sunflower Cottage Crochet Community may just be for you.