Sometimes it can be so difficult to dress up little boys in nice clothing. I mean, little girls have dresses, leggings, skirts, frills, bows, flowers, tights, and ruffles. What do little boys get? Usually just slacks and a button collared shirt. That’s about it. So, if your looking for more ways to dress up that sweet little boy, why not try a little crocheted necktie or bow tie?
These are the patterns that I use, and then sell, and I am sure there are dozens of different ways that you could change them up to make stripes, polka dots, owls, monkeys…your imagination is the limit 🙂 I do give permission for others to make and sell these products, but please, when possible, link back to this page and give me credit as the pattern designer and do not redistribute or sell this pattern as your own. I also apologize for the crazy pictures. Wordpress recently changed the way that I can insert photos and I have not yet figured out how it works.
With a smaller hook, g or h, chain 52.
Double crochet in third chain from hook and in every chain across (50). Finish off.
That is your strap.
Using same small hook chain 10.
- Double crochet in third chain from hook and all the way across (8).
- Chain 2, turn, double crochet across (8).
- Continue until you have 8 or so rows. It isn’t an exact science, however wide you want your bow-tie to be. Finnish off.
Optional: sc around putting three sc in each corner.
Pinch the center of your bow tie, and the center of your strap and wrap some yarn around it to form your knot. I like the crazy look of some misplaced strands here and there, some might prefer carefully placed strands that are all in a row. Finish off.
Add buttons to the strap and it is good to go 🙂
With small hook, g or h, chain 52.
- Dc in third chain from hook. Dc 20. You should have about half of the strap completed. Now it is going to get a bit confusing, so stick with me and use the pictures for reference.
- Chain the length of your necktie. 21-61 depending on the age you are making for. Doesn’t even have to be an even number, I just like even numbers best. I also like to throw in a color change for the bottom third of the tie part, but this is also optional.
- Sc in second chain from hook and all the way across back to your strap.
- Dc in the next chain stitch from your strap. Dc another in the strap.
- Now we are going to work another row in the necktie, so turn your work, skip over the two dc that you just made and sc in the tie and all the way down the length. Chain 1 turn.
- Repeat rows 5-7 until your neck tie reaches the desired width or thickness.
- Double crochet across the rest of the strap and finish off.
- Yes, I know it looks a little bit wonky at this point, don’t worry, because now you are going to wrap the yarn and form your “knot”.
- Add buttons to the straps and it is good to go.
For the owl add-ons, grab the smallest hook you can find, a D or an E hook.
Beak: Chain 4. Sc in second chain from hook, hdc, dc, finish off. Leave a tail for sewing on.
Eyes (Make two). (if not using a button, start with black. If using a button, just use white)
- Chain 2. In second chain from hook work 10 sc.
- Slip stitch to first sc to join. Ch 1, do not turn. If not using a button, color change to white and work 2 sc in each stitch around (20).
- Slip stitch to first sc to join. Ch 1, do not turn. Work sc in same stitch, repeat the following pattern around *sc, work 2 sc in the next*. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing in.
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