Go Server is Down! Quick Do Crafts Part 2

Welcome back to another edition of I Need to Get My Pokémon Fix but the Servers Just Won’t Let Me! Today at the park, I decided to use an incense. My phone, however, did not take to kindly to such. I ended up losing most of the Pokémon I found due to signal errors. That’s almost as frustrating as not being able to log in at all. Since I ended up coming home early, I’ve put together another craft for you. Today we will be doing a little crochet with this,

Pokeball Themed Hair Clip Bow

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

  • Supplies Needed:
    • 4.25mm crochet hook
    • Red Yarn
    • Black Yarn
    • White Yarn
    • Scissors
    • Yarn Needle
    • Hair Clips (pictured within instructions)
    • Multi-Purpose Glue
    • Clothespins (2 per bow)
  • All yarns are worsted weight acrylic yarn
  • I will put a simplified (no picture) pattern for the crochet elements at the end of the post

Begin with a Slip Stitch

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Chain 12

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

In Second Chain from hook, Half Double Crochet

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Half Double Crochet for the next 9 Stitches which will bring you to the end of your starting chain (10 HDC)

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Chain 1, turn, Half Double Crochet in first stitch and into the next 9 (10 HDC)

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Change to Black when last HDC is completed

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Pull tight on the red yarn tail to make this an invisible color change

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Chain 1, turn, HDC in first stitch an the next 9 stitches (10 HDC)

Change to White when last HDC is completed

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Pull tight on the Black tail to make this an invisible change

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Chain 1, turn, HDC in first stitch and next 9 stitches (10 HDC)

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Chain 1, turn, HDC in first stitch and next 9 stitches (10 HDC)

Finish off with last HDC

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Now it’s time to cut all ties (just with this project, not life in general 🙂 ).

Sew in all of your ends. Set this to the side.

NEXT!

With Black yarn, start with a slip stitch and chain 8 (make sure you have a decent tail to start with)

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Single crochet in first chain from hook and in the next 6 stitches

Slip stich into the beginning slip stitch, cut your yarn with a decent tail, tie together the two tails

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Take a scrap amount of white yarn (Please don’t crucify me, I never measure) and sew the middle of the black strap you just created to the middle of the “bow” you created earlier.  That’s in quotations because it surely doesn’t look like a bow just yet.

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Tie your 2 white ends together and snip or sew them in. I opted to knot it really well and just snip since this is where the glue will be going later. I snipped it a lot closer than this image shows.

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Now for the fun part… The clip disassembly! My little destructive/mechanical monster inside had fun with this part!

Here you have the clip as it comes from the store

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Here, you have it in 3 pieces

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Need one more picture? Here it is half way through demolition

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

It’s not very difficult to get this thing apart.

Now lay the very bottom piece (the one everything fit into) on the bow

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Thread your yarn needle with both black tails and take that over the clip

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

Sew the tails in and out of the other end of the chained piece

Pull tight, sew back and forth a couple of times

Bring one yarn end to one side of the created loop and one to the other, then knot and cut the ends (again, I didn’t cut before the picture — I must have gotten excited here)

Reassemble the rest of the clip over that black loop

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

This is about to become a sticky situation! GLUE TIME!!

Squeeze a little bit of tacky glue down the spine of the barrette

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

As soon as you finish with the glue, clamp it with 2 clothespins

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To

I let mine dry over night just to be on the safe side.

Pokemon Hair Bow Clips How-To


If you’re like me and like to screen shot a pattern all at once to use and only reference the picture list, here you go.

For the Bow:

  1. With Red: slst, ch 12
  2. HDC in second ch from hook, then HDC in next 9 st (10 HDC)
  3. ch 1, turn, HDC in first st, then HDC in next 9 st (10 HDC)
  4. Change to Black, ch 1, turn, HDC in first st, then HDC in next 9 st (10HDC)
  5. Change to White, ch 1, turn, HDC in first st, then HDC in next 9 st (10 HDC)
  6. Ch1, turn, HDC in first st, then HDC in next 9 st (10 HDC)
  7. Finish off and sew in ends

For the Center Tie:

  1. With Black: slst, ch 8
  2. Sc in first chain from hook and next 6 st
  3. Slst into initial slst (first chain)
  4. Finish off, knot the ends, leave decent tails

Well, that makes it look a lot easier, doesn’t it? I believe sewing in the ends was the most time consuming part of this entire project. That’s always the part I look the least forward to. I kid you not, I have several unfinished projects around here simply because I dread sewing in the ends. That’s all they need, but I just can’t bring myself to have a sew-a-thon. Maybe the word “sew” has something to do with that. My mother was a seamstress, but somehow that trait passed me by. My sewing machine used to sit in the living room just to mock me. It finally had to go back in it’s box. I couldn’t take it starring me down any longer. Hahaha


Thank you guys for sticking around for part 2 of this themed crafting series. I hope you enjoyed it. I wasn’t really big on bows when I started this project, but after wearing one just to make sure it holds up, it kind of grew on me. I was all decked out when I went to the park. Bow, water bottle holster, bracelet, and necklace. Those little trainers didn’t know what hit them!

Happy Hunting Everyone!


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I am a mother of three young boys who has had a revelation. Recently, I left my full-time, second shift position as a factory worker to live life how I believe it should be lived, with family. My refusal to give up any more of my children's younger years has brought me to this point. Now for my only problem... Though I'm quite confident, I am also very clueless. What do I do from here? Let's figure out this thing called life together, shall we?

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