Crochet bow tie pattern

If you're looking for a weekend crochet project we've got just the tutorial for you. Here's our crochet bow tie pattern so you can whip up a bunch of bow ties for any occasion.

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It’s Tutorial Tuesday and it’s time for a new how to! We think this weekend you should make yourself a bunch of crochet bow ties to give as presents. Perfect for parties, weddings, and special events, this adorable accessory will make any little one look even cuter on the big day! Designed by Delia Randall of Delia Creates, it’s a lovely touch for birthdays and celebrations…

This free crochet bow tie pattern is perfect timing for spring or summer weddings… and it complements our free wedding supplement perfectly, don’t you think?

So, here’s Delia Randall, from Delia Creates. Over to you, Delia.

As a mom and a crafter, I love to create things for my children. I had been busy coming up with some fabric bow ties last spring for my two boys, and thought it would be fun to try my hand at some crocheted ones while I was at it. They happened to turn out great, and added some cool texture and warmth to my son’s dressy attire. They are a great beginner crochet project and come together quickly. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!
These should only take you 30 mins to an hour to make. They are pretty easy and do-able even for a beginner crocheter. When you sew your pieces together, mistakes or inconsistencies become a little less visible so it’s a good first project.

Here’s what I did. First hook size. I used a 3.75mm hook, I don’t think it matters too much for this project. Just keep in mind that the smaller the hook the tighter the stitches will be and vice versa.

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Giving your crochet bow ties as a present? Check out our other Fathers Day crafts here on Gathered.

Your crochet bow tie pattern

I used 4 ply worsted weight yarn in cotton and acrylic. You can use a thinner yarn if you want, but you may need to increase the number of stitches to get the length you want. If you’re new to crochet make sure you check out our beginners guide to crochet which will teach you all the techniques you need.

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Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart
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You Will Need

  • Crochet hook
  • Yarn
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Measuring Tape

Total time:

How to make the middle section of your crochet bow tie pattern

Step 1

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Row 1: chain 34

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Row 2: turn and, in the second stitch from the hook, single crochet to the end 33 stitches)

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Row 3: turn, chain 2, double crochet to the end (32 stitches – the 2 chain counts as one to equal 33)

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Row 4: turn, chain 2, half double crochet to the end (32 stitches – the 2 chain counts as one to equal 33)

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Row 5: turn, chain 2, double crochet to the end (32 stitches – the 2 chain counts as one to equal 33)

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Row 6: turn, chain 2, single crochet to the end (32 stitches – the 2 chain counts as one to equal 33)

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Tie off and weave in the loose ends with a yarn needle. Whip stitch the two ends together by hand to form a loop.

 

Now for the remaining pieces…

How to crochet the neck band

Step 1

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Measure your intended wearer’s neck. Chain the length of that person’s neck circumference.

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Turn, and in second chain from the hook, double crochet to the end. Tie off and weave in the ends with a yarn needle.

(Note: I made mine too long. When you add the second row, it stretches a little. So chain just short of the neck circumference and you should be fine.)

Middle section of crochet bow tie pattern

Step 1

Now for the little piece that brings it all together.

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Step 1:

  • Chain 13 stitches. Just enough so that it can squeeze over the bow tie and cinch everything nice and tight.

Step 2:

  • Then turn, and single crochet in the second stitch from the hook to the end. (12 stitches)
  • Chain 2, single crochet to the end. (11 stitches not including the chain 2)
  • Repeat to desired width. I ended up with four rows.

Step 3:

  • Tie off and weave loose ends in with a yarn neede. Then whip stitch the two ends together by hand.
  • Now turn sewn pieces right side out so you have two nice neat loops. Slide the smaller loop over the bow tie piece.
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Before you slide the neck band through the little loop too, hand stitch a cute little button to one end.

You don’t have to make a button hole on the other end, because there are a plenty of crocheted holes already there. It makes sizing a cinch. Just slide the button into any hole. That is why we used a double crochet stitch.

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You could try adding a novelty button to some of your crochet bow ties for extra decoration. I have to say, though, that I love the look of this teddy bear button, but in all honesty, it is not that practical when it comes to actually buttoning it up. It works, but not very well.

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You can really make the bow tie as long or as wide as you want. Play around with the rows and stitches to make your crochet bow ties as unique as you like. How about stripes…? Make sure you check out our knitted tie pattern too.

Thanks to Delia for sharing her free crochet bow ties with us. It’s an adorable and a perfect starter project for beginners. Delia’s got loads of gorgeous DIYs on her blog Delia Creates. Well worth a look, especially for those of you with little ones!