How to Crochet a Men's Tie

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A crocheted man's tie is completed using a single crochet stitch. The single crochet stitch is the simplest stitch and used in almost every crochet pattern. A crochet tie does not extend all the way around the neck. It is attached to the collar with a clip. A tie clip or a bow tie clip both work for the attachment process. A skein of yarn is sufficient to make one tie. The addition of hand-stitched design is possible after the crocheted tie is complete.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 skein, 4-ply yarn
  • Size F crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Wooden spoon
  • Tie clip or bow tie clip
  • Make a slip knot approximately 3 inches from the end of the yarn. Pull the yarn from the center of the skein. Cross the yarn and make a 1 1/2- to 2-inch loop approximately 3 inches from the end of the yarn. Insert your thumb and forefinger through the loop. Pinch the long yarn coming from the skein. Pull the yarn through the loop. Pull the short 3-inch tail tight. Pull the long string of yarn to adjust the loop size.

  • Place the slip knot over the end of the crochet hook. Pull the long yarn to adjust the tension so the loop slides easily over the shaft of the hook.

  • Chain 19 stitches. A chain stitch is made by pushing the loop up the crochet hook shaft approximately 1/2 inch. Loop the long yarn over the hook. Pull the loop on the hook through the loop on the shaft. This is a chain stitch.

  • Turn the chain so it is pointing to the left (to the right if you are left handed). Single crochet 17 stitches. Insert the tip of the hook through the top loop of the second chain from the hook. Loop the long yarn over the hook. Pull the loop through the chain stitch. Two loops are now on the crochet hook. Wrap the yarn over the crochet hook. Pull the loop through the two loops on the crochet hook shaft. This is a single crochet stitch.

  • Chain 1 stitch. This is the first stitch in the second row. Turn the crochet so the end is pointing to the left (to the right if you are left handed).

  • Single crochet in the second stitch from the beginning of the row for a total of 18. Chain 1 stitch. Repeat until the strip of crocheting is 31 1/2-inches long.

  • Decrease 2 stitches, one in the first two single crochet stitches and one in the last two single crochet stitches. Decrease by inserting the tip of the crochet hook through the top of the second stitch. Wrap the yarn around the hook. Pull the hook through the top loop. Insert the tip of the crochet hook through the top of the third stitch. Wrap the yarn around the hook. Pull the hook through the top of the loop. Three loops are on the shaft of the crochet hook. Wrap the yarn around the crochet hook. Pull the loop through the 3 loops on the shaft.

  • Single crochet across the remainder of the row until the last two stitches. Insert the tip of the crochet hook through the top of the second stitch from the end. Wrap the yarn around the hook. Pull the hook through the top loop. Insert the tip of the crochet hook through the top of the last stitch. Wrap the yarn around the hook. Pull the hook through the top of the loop. Three loops are on the shaft of the crochet hook. Wrap the yarn around the crochet hook. Pull the loop through the 3 loops on the shaft. Chain 1 stitch.

  • Repeat Steps 7 and 8 until 2 crochet stitches remain. Insert the tip of the crochet hook through the top of the second stitch from the hook. Wrap the yarn around the hook. Pull the loop through the single crochet stitch and through the loop on the crochet hook shaft.

  • Cut the yarn approximately 3 inches from the tip of the crochet hook. Pull the end of the yarn through the last loop. Pull the yarn tight to create a knot.

  • Weave the beginning and ending yarn tail along the edge of the crocheted tie.

  • Tie the desired knot in the tie using the handle of a wooden spoon as the neck. Slide the tie clip or bow tie clip over the portion of the crochet tie attached to the wooden spoon handle. Slide the finished tie off the wooden spoon handle.

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