GETTING STARTED: Read through all of these instructions before beginning.
ABBREVIATIONS: ch—chain; rep—repeat; RS—right side; sc—single crochet; WS—wrong side
SIZE: Bow Tie is approximately 4-1/2" (11.5 cm) wide x 2-1/4" (6 cm) high with a 17" (43 cm) neckband.
#4 medium weight yarn: Bernat Handicrafter DeLux Cotton Yarn, 100% cotton, 5 oz (142 g), 236 yd (215 m), color: Navy, 1 skein (makes about four bow ties)
Boye® size US F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook
One 1/2" (1.2 cm) button
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GAUGE: 17 sts and 17 rows = 4" (10 cm). To save time, take time to check gauge.
NOTES: Bow Tie is made in three pieces and then assembled. The neck band should be made to your specific neck measurement.
DIRECTIONS: SOLID COLOR BOW TIE With F hook and worsted weight yarn, ch 38. Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—37 sc. Rows 2-9: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn—37 sc. Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; fasten off leaving long tail for sewing—37 sc.
STRIPED BOW TIE Follow directions for Solid Color Bow Tie changing color on Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9.
NECK BAND With F hook and worsted weight yarn, ch 4. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—3 sc. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn—3 sc. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 2, skip one sc, sc in next sc, turn—2 sc and ch-2 space. (Button hole made.) Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in ch 2 space, sc in next sc, turn— 3 sc. Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn—3 sc. Rep Row 5 until piece is long enough to meet desired neck measurement allowing approximately 1/2" (1.2 cm) overlap for button and button hole; fasten off.
CENTER BOW BAND With F hook and worsted weight yarn, ch 3. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn—2 sc. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn—2 sc. Rows 3-15: Rep Row 2; fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
FINISHING: With RS facing out, fold the tie in half lengthwise. Thread tail into yarn needle and sew short sides of the bow tie together matching stitches of each row; do not fasten off. Flatten the tube, so the seam is in the center back. Turn bow tie over, and pinch the center together to form a "W" shape. Use remaining tail to sew front and back together tightly. Place bow tie RS up onto center of neck band, and wrap center bow band around middle of bow tie and neck band. Using yarn needle and long tail of center bow band, sew short ends of center bow band together, then stitch to neck band with a couple of stitches to secure in place. With sewing needle and thread sew button onto the neck band on the opposite end from the button hole so bow tie fits wearer comfortably. Weave in ends.