Crochet Bow Ties for Boys

    Posted by  ·  November 5, 2014

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    Holiday Bake Craft Sew and Crochet

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    Welcome the talented crafter Micah Makes, these bow ties are darling!

    Free Bow Tie Crochet Pattern by Micah Makes

    Hello! I’m Micah from Micah Makes, and I’m so thrilled to share a new free crochet pattern with you as part of this year’s Holiday Bake Craft & Crochet Series. This is a very quick and easy project, making it a cinch for you to dress all your dapper dudes for the holiday festivities.

    Supplies for Crochet Boy’s Bow Tie

    Here’s what you’ll need:

    • #4 Worsted Weight yarn (I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease, pictured in Forest Green Heather), approximately 15 yards
    • US G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook
    • Yarn needle
    • 1/2” or 3/4” Grosgrain Ribbon, cut to neck circumference plus 2 inches
    • Velcro (you’ll also need a needle and thread if you’re using sew-on Velcro)

    Bow Ties for Boys

    How to crochet a bow tie for boys

    Main Bow Tie

    Ch 4.
    Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 1 and turn. (3)
    Row 2: Sc across; ch 1 and turn. (3)
    Row 3: 2 Sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st; ch 1 and turn. (5)
    Row 4-5: Sc across; ch 1 and turn. (5)
    Row 6: 2 Sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st; ch 1 and turn. (7)
    Row 7-10: Sc across; ch 1 and turn. (7)
    Row 11: Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; ch 1 and turn. (5)
    Row 12-13: Sc across; ch 1 and turn. (5)
    Row 14: Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog; ch 1 and turn. (3)
    Row 15-18: Sc across; ch 1 and turn. (3)
    Repeat rows 3 through 14 for rows 19 through 30
    Row 31: Sc across; ch 1 and turn. (3)
    Row 32: Sc across: fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Bow Tie Center

    Ch 4.
    Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 1 and turn. (3)
    Row 2-7: Sc across; ch 1 and turn. (3)
    Row 8: Sc across; fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Finishing

    Step 1. Fold the main bow tie in half and whipstitch the ends together
    1. Fold the main bow tie in half and whipstitch the ends together.

    Step 2. Open it up and fold it so that the thinner parts of the tie meet in the middle
    2. Open it up and fold it so that the thinner parts of the tie meet in the middle. You may tack the thinner parts together with a stitch at this point if you wish. Weave in the loose ends.

    Step 3. Take the bow tie center, wrap it around the thinner part or the main bow tie and whipstitch the ends together
    3. Next, take the bow tie center, wrap it around the thinner part or the main bow tie and whipstitch the ends together, being sure not to sew it to the main bow tie. Weave in the loose ends.

    Step 4. Take your grosgrain ribbon and thread it through the center bow tie
    4. Take your grosgrain ribbon and thread it through the center bow tie. Affix your Velcro to each end and you’re done!

    Note: I used grosgrain ribbon instead of crocheting a neck band in order to obtain a slim profile under a shirt collar. In addition, it is much faster and easier, and isn’t that something we all need during the holidays?!? Feel free to match your ribbon and yarn. I simply used what I had on hand since it wouldn’t show anyway.

    Crochet Bow Tie Pattern by Micah Makes

    I hope you enjoy this crochet pattern! If you’re looking for some more quick crocheted gifts, please come check out my free patterns for a Mug Coaster Cozy, Santa Hat, and Hand Sanitizer Cozy.

    Free Patterns from Micah Makes

    Micah YorkHi! I’m Micah and I like to make things! Micah Makes is my website full of crochet patterns for playful and clever designs for the whole family. My favorite designs employ unique construction methods to incorporate specific style elements into imaginative animal hats. I also love to make soft, comfortable versions of real hat and helmet styles. You can also find me on Ravelry, Facebook and Pinterest. Hope to see you there!

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