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The Knitted Bow

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Maybe you’re an avid knitter like I am, or perhaps you just do small projects on the side. Either way, I guarantee you have some left over yarn laying around. This is a great project forĀ  when you don’t have enough left over to make anything big, but you don’t want that yarn to go to waste. And the best part is that it will only take you about 20 minutes.

You can make this bow any size you would like. The number of stitches you cast on will determine the length of the bow, and you will knit the width.

For mine, I chose to cast on 14 stitches.

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Next you will just keep knitting until you reach your desired width. I did a simple knit stitch, but a pearl stitch would look pretty as well.

Once you have knitted the width of the bow, simply cast off, tie a knot, and cut the yarn from the skein. It should look like the picture below.

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Now you will need to get a yarn needle, and string a separate piece of yarn through it.

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Pinching the middle of the bow, wrap the yarn around the front, and sew it through the back. Just keep wrapping and sewing over and over until you’re satisfied with how it looks.

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Flip the bow over so that the back side is showing. Tie the two loose ends (that are in the MIDDLE only) together in a double knot, then snip off all the excess yarn.

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Now you just need to attach your bow to something so that it is useful. Pictured below are some suggestions. You can find these at any craft store.

I attached mine with some hot glue, but if you feel that it isn’t secure enough, you can sew it on after you glue it just to make sure.

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The Knitted Cactus

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I have always loved to have fresh flowers and plants in the house, but unfortunately they never seem to last. This little cactus, on the other hand, will never wilt or die. How can you not love a plant that requires absolutely no maintenance? And I have to admit..they are pretty cute too.

This is only my first one, and I still have a few kinks to work out. So stay tuned for a follow up post. I am planning on knitting a variety of these, and will be posting my collection once I’m finished.

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