When I first told my sister I was working on this project, she directed me to sadetsyboyfriends.tumblr.com but you guys, I promise no husbands were emotionally damaged in the making of this blog post!
I know it's super cliche, go ahead and roll your eyes, but I'd even go so far as to suggest that this would make a great handmade Father's Day gift. For the dad who has it all, wears ties, and likes to mix it up sometimes!
My husband asked me to try making one of these a couple of months ago when we were first starting this blog. Actually, when I told him we were thinking about blogging free patterns, he wanted to go to Michaels right away to pick the yarn so I could make him a tie. Like right that minute. It took me a couple of tries to figure out the best stitch (half double crochet was just too stretchy) and length, because even single crochet stretches out a bit. We're both really happy with the final result. It was fun to be able to branch out and make something that he can wear all year!
We did this photo shoot right after his convocation this spring, and I think his outfit looked so good! I was flattered that he chose this tie to wear that day (which might have had something to do with his choosing it) but it also looks great with a more casual button up.
Crocheted Skinny Tie
SC = single crochet
2 SC = 2 single crochets in one stitch
SL ST = slip stitch
- Light Level 3 Yarn (I used Patons Silk Bamboo in Stone, so that the tie would be smooth and have a bit of sheen)
- size 3mm crochet hook
-There are a LOT of rows in this pattern. It helps to have stitch markers on hand to keep track.
-I made this tie by crocheting into the front loop only of each stitch.
Chain 8. SC into second stitch from hook, and then SC to end. (6 SCs)
Rows 2 - 166: *Chain 1, turn, SC into front loop only of each stitch to end (6 SCs)* Repeat to make 166 rows.
Row 167: Chain 1, turn, 2 SC into first stitch, SC into next 4 stitches, 2 SC into last stitch. (8 SCs)
Rows 168 - 174: Chain 1, turn, SC to end (7 rows of 8 SCs)
Row 175: Chain 1, turn, SC into first three stitches, 2 SC in next stitch, SC to end. (9 SCs)
Rows 176 - 280: Chain 1, turn, SC to end (104 rows of 9 SCs)
Row 281: Chain 1, turn, SL ST to end
Row 282: Chain 1, turn, SL ST first 8 stitches, SL ST and 2 SC into last stitch to round corner.
SC around the edge of the tie to finish it off, doing 3 SC into each corner to round to the next side. Fasten off and weave in ends.
To make the Keeper Loop:
Leave approximately six inches of yarn at the beginning for sewing and chain 10.
Turn, and starting in the second stitch from your hook, SC into each stitch back to the end. (8 SC)
Row 2: Chain 1, turn, SC in each stitch to the end again.
Fasten off, leaving another six inch tail.
Place the Keeper Loop on the back of the tie about 8 inches from the bottom of the widest side. Use the six inch strands of yarn to whip stitch the Keeper Loop in place. Weave in ends.