Awareness Ribbon Pattern
I did come up with this ribbon pattern, but I obviously don’t have any rights to the charities or organizations that the colors can sometimes mean. If you’d like to know more about what color ribbons are associated with which kind of awareness, (There are a lot and it’s neat!), then check out this wiki page!
I’ve decided to share this pattern for free, so if you share it with a friend I’d like for you to mention me and/or link it back to where they can find my site! Let me know whatcha think! Thanks! ~Starling
I use an F hook (3.75 MM) and either Red Heart yarn or Caron Simply Soft yarn.
With main color: Ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 9 ch. 2 sc in each of the next 5 ch, sc in the last 10 ch. Fasten off. If you’re wanting a more slender ribbon, you can stop here and cross the sc row in the way it naturally wants to bend to form a ribbon shape. Sew it in place with a yarn needle and weave in ends. If you want a border or a more pronounced ribbon, proceed to the next step.
Cross the sc row in the way it naturally wants to bend to form a ribbon shape. With border color: Jn with a sl st in one of the top stitches of the ribbon. Ch 1, sc in the same st and around the border of the ribbon except for in the four bottom corners and the middle point where the ribbon crosses. Sl st in the two stitches in the middle up-side-down ‘V’ instead of sc and this will pull the ribbon into a better shape. Then to shape the corners of the ribbon squared rather than round, you’ll put 3 sc in each corner. Jn with a sl st in the first sc and fasten off. Weave in ends. (I use a yarn needle to weave in all the ends of my projects.)
Add a safety-pin to wear it on your clothing, or sew it into place in all kinds of creative places!