Dani Mellendorf

Dani is a wife, mom to three babies under three years old, crochet and knit designer behind The Purly Gates and daughter of the one true king. When she isn’t playing with yarn, you can find her loving on her kids, playing video games with her husband, and diving into Bible Studies with her girlfriends. Though she is busy all the time, she makes time to do what she loves- design crochet and knit patterns. She especially enjoys making things that can be used during the warmer months because we all need a little summer crochet in our lives.

Coliseum Bow Holder Crochet Pattern


Hello fellow makers!

I am so excited to be on the blog with y'all today! This has been a dream of mine since The Hook Nook started featuring makers here, and to be living that dream has me reeling! Some of you know who I am, but for those who don't, I am Dani from The Purly Gates.

I am an heir to the Kingdom, a military spouse, a busy mom of three and a lover of all things yarn! If you follow me, you may see my location changing every few years! I absolutely love being a military family. We move a lot, but we get to experience more of the world and meet the most life-changing people! One of my favorite things about moving to a new place is meeting fellow military spouses who are yarn obsessed like me. It is always so fun to meet up with them and see their WIPs and hear their stories.

Let's get to making... Say hello to the Coliseum Bow Holder.

Remember how I said I am a mama to three? Well, two of those beautiful babies are girls and I found myself buying and losing bows like crazy because I didn't have a safe place to put them- especially the little ones! I decided it was time to change that and sat down with my hook and some Bernat Maker Home Decor yarn.

I truly love this holder. The triple crochets are perfect to clip alligator style bows to and the size can easily be adjusted to compliment your bow stash! Let's get started!

Coliseum Bow Holder

Skill Level:  Beginner


Hook:  K (6.5mm)

Other Tools:  Scissors, Darning Needle

12-inch Wooden Dowel

Yarn:  (312 Yards, 290 Meters)

Bernat Maker Home Décor

Finished Measurements:

10 inches X 13 Inches

(Width X Length)


§Ch- Chain

§Sk- Skip

§HDC- Half Double Crochet

§TRC- Triple Crochet

§SC- Single Crochet


Ch 33

Row 1 HDC in 2nd Ch from hook and in each chain across. Ch 1 and turn. (32 HDC)

Row 2 HDC in each stitch across. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 3 Sk first stitch. TRC in second stitch, *Ch 1, Sk 1 stitch, TRC in next. Repeat from * across. Ch 1 and turn. (16 TRC and 16 Ch1 Spaces)

Row 4 HDC in each stitch across. Ch 1 and turn. (32 HDC)

Row 5 HDC in each stitch across. Ch 3 and turn. (32 HDC)

Row 6 Sk first stitch. TRC in second stitch, *CH 1, Sk 1 stitch TRC in next, Repeat from * across.

Row 7-23 Repeat rows 4-6 six times. (You should have seven TRC rows)

Row 16-17 HDC in each stitch across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 18 SC around wooden dowel across.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

I hope you love this quick, easy pattern as much as I do! I would love to see your work so don't forget to tag me on instagram ( and use the hashtag #tpgmakes. I am always available to answer any questions so feel free to reach out!

Happy hooking!

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