Ribbons Pattern

Crocheted Cancer Ribbon:

Materials used: Caron Simply Soft, H, J, or K hook, Yarn Needle (I prefer H hook with Caron SS)

Skill level: Easy

Chain 31

Row 1: sc in first 12 ch st. 2 sc in each of next 6 ch st. sc in last 12 ch st.

Row 2: ch 1. sc in first 12 st. For the next 12 st – Repeat:  2 sc in st, 1 sc in next st. 1 sc in each of remaining 12 st.

Row 3: ch 1. sc in first 12 st. For the next 18 st – Repeat: 2 sc in st, 1 sc in each next 2 st.  1 sc in each of remaining 12 st.

Before fastening off, do a round of slip stitches around the entire piece then fasten off.

Arrange the curved strip into the ribbon shape. Using a yarn needle and piece of yarn, sew the ribbon together where the “legs” cross. Weave in tails.

Finished ribbon is approximately 4 inches tall, 2.5-3 inches wide.

Please let me know if anything is not clear in the above pattern! Feel free to make as many ribbons as you like for personal use, gifts or for charity. Please do not copy/reproduce this pattern or pictures for your own monetary gain.

(c) copyright 2011 – Michelle Drenzek

Note: I have also used this same pattern using crochet thread (#10) and a #1/2.75mm hook. This makes the ribbon size 2 inches tall, 1.5-1.75 inches wide.

14 Comments

14 thoughts on “Ribbons Pattern

  1. Hi,
    I love this pattern! It’s very easy and quick to make and has a great overall shape. Thank you for sharing this pattern!
    PS How can I stop my projects from curling/twisting?

  2. Hi-your ribbons look awesome! I am trying to follow along but have gotten a little confused in round 2…could you please clarify what you mean when you say “repeat”? Do I sc for 12 and then sc for another 12? Please, HELP :)

    Thanks!!

    • Sorry I didn’t reply earlier, things have been crazy here.

      On round 2, what you will do is:
      1 sc in each st for 12 st.
      Then in the next 12 st, you will repeat (2 sc in st, 1 sc in next st).
      Then the last 12 st will be 1 sc per st.

      I hope this helps to clear this up for you. Please let me know if you have any other problems.

  3. This pattern is nice! I like the way the ribbons look..may have to try you’re pattern :) I made one of my own as well. I have been making ribbons for my shop.

  4. I get stuck on row 3. I get to where I do 2sc in the next 18 st, then 1sc in each next 2 st. 1 sc in each of the remaining 12st. But I end up with extra stitches that haven’t been used. Also how do you get your ribbons to lay flat?

    • Linda,
      What you want to do in row 3 according to the pattern is: “For the next 18 st – Repeat: 2 sc in st, 1 sc in each next 2 st”. So what you do for this section is, do 2sc in a stitch, then 1 sc in next 2 stitches, then 2 sc in stitch, then 1 sc in next 2 stitches, repeat this until you’ve used up the 18 stitches for this part of the pattern then do 1 sc for the remaining 12 st. This will help the ribbon lay flat.

      I think the current issue is that you are doing the 2sc per stitch for 18 stitches then doing the 1 sc each for the next two, this causes you to have your ribbon curl badly in the center because you have too many stitches.

      Please let me know if you have any other issues and I will try to help clear them up. :)

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  6. May I make some of this and donate them to my cousin to raise awareness for Rett syndrome which her daughter has. I’m sure they would like to sell them. Would it be ok with you? Plz and thank you

  7. I’m in the process of making prayer flags. Thanks for posting this pattern. I will use it on my Heal/Cure breast cancer flag which I am making in honor of my niece who recently had radical surgery.

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