Thursday, July 8, 2010

"The Graduate" Skinny Necktie Crochet Pattern

This tie was made for my son's Grade 8 Graduation. 
1 skein of Mica by Berroco (40g, 108y/100m, 31% cotton, 26% silk, 23% nylon, 20% linen)
4.5 mm crochet hook
3 mm crochet hook
yarn needle
measuring tape

With 4.5mm crochet hook ch 8
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in the next 6 ch, ch 1, turn- 7 sc
Row 2: sc in each st across, ch 1, turn
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 4" from foundation ch
Decrease Row: sc in next 3 sc, sk 1 sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch1, turn - 6 sc
Continue to sc each row until piece measures 12" from foundation ch
Decrease Row: sc next 2 sc, sc 2tog, sc next 2 sc - 5 sc
Continue in patt until piece measures 18" from foundation ch
Decrease Row: sc next 2 sc, sk1 sc, sc next 2 sc, chain, turn - 4 sc
Continue in patt until piece measures 48" from foundation ch
Do not fasten off
Switch to 3 mm crochet hook
ch 1
now working along one side of the tie sc in each turning ch, in the back loops of the foundation ch and along the other side of the tie. 
cut yarn, fasten off, weave in ends
block if desired

For insturctions on how to tie a tie click here. I prefer the Pratt Knot for this crochet tie.

Click on the images to get a better close-up look at the tie.


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  2. Wow, great job. What a wonderful tutorial. Thanks - I will try this out.

  3. sweet Skinny Neckties, hope you have fun with it!

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  5. I teach a beginner crochet class to elementary students. Many of them have brothers, so this could be a good project for them.



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