This pattern is extremely versatile and very adaptable! Kristin uses one exactly like the one in this pattern for her little K-Bug and my little B uses one that is adapted to be just a little bit larger. This one will hold up to 17 bows.
Anyway, here's the pattern:
Note: I prefer 100% Cotton for this. It holds up best.
It's important to use a small hook for this, it needs to be tight or the weight of the bows will make it sag and twist. We want it to stay sturdy so I use a G hook.
Picot = ch 2, slip stitch in 1st ch
Fptc = Front post treble crochet
R1: hdc in 3rd ch from hk and across
R2-3: ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across
R4: ch 2, turn, hdc in next st, fptc 2 rows below, hdc in next 5 sts, fptc 2 rows below, hdc in last 2 sts
R5-7: ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across
R8: ch2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, fptc 2 rows below, hdc in last 5 sts
R9-11: ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across
R12-20: Repeat rows 4-11
R21-28: Repeat rows 4-11
R29-36: Repeat rows 4-11
R37-44: Repeat rows 4-11
R45: Repeat row 4
R46: ch2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rnd 1: Chain 5, dc in same st (corner), going across top, sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 2 dc in same st, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 2, dc in same st, sk 1 st, dc in corner st, ch 2, dc in same corner st, (now starting down the side) Continue to skip about the distance of 2 sts, *dc, ch2, dc, in same st, sk 2* repeat from * down the side, when you get to the corners the sts will be a bit close together, but it will help with the corners anyway. When you get back to original ch5, sl st into 3rd ch.
|Rnd 2 of Trim|
Rnd 2: sl st into large chain space(do not turn) ch 3(1st dc)3 dc, picot, 4 dc in same corner space, *1 dc in next chain sp, 2dc, picot, 2 dc, in next ch sp* Repeat around besides corners. In corner chain spaces: 4 dc, picot, 4 dc.