Bold and Bright Tie Crochet

Bold and Bright Tie Crochet

Easy Crochet Pattern for Beginners: 

Are you looking for a homemade gift idea? Or maybe you’re browsing the internet for a cool crochet idea for your next crafting project. This free crochet pattern is a fun and quick crochet project Elisa and I did. It’s a cool crochet idea that can be a unique handcrafted gift for your friends and loved ones. The bonus? It’s unisex too, perfect for all genders! 
A flat lay photo of a folded dress shirt with a crochet necktie.

Greetings and hello from Rena's Thread Crafts, my crafty friends! I’m Rena, the owner of RTC.

I'm thrilled to present to you today a brand new crochet pattern I designed and tested by Elisa, the creator and designer of Strings and Cuddles. It’s called the Bold and Bright Tie. This crochet pattern is ideal for a quick project for that special someone in your life, regardless of experience level. 

This Bold and Bright Tie Crochet pattern came from the idea that I wanted to create a unique gift as a crocheter. I figured, why not a crochet necktie? It’s not that popular or the most heavily searched crochet gift compared to others such as crochet amigurumi, crochet blankets or crochet dresses. So I messaged Elisa and asked her if she could help me test the pattern for a crochet necktie and she said yes! If you’re looking for a creative gift idea to surprise your friends, this crochet necktie is the perfect choice for you especially if you’re a beginner crocheter. 

I used scrap DK worsted weight cotton yarn (size 3) that is around 100 yards, and if you are using our DK cotton yarn this weighs about 60 grams. I also used a 4.0 mm hook for this craft project.  

Without further ado, here’s how to make your own crochet necktie!


Materials Needed

Yarn: Cotton DK (Light Worsted Weight) (size 3), approximately 100 yards 

Hook: 4mm (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions: tape measure, tapestry needle, stitch marker

 

Abbreviations | US Terminology

ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)

st(s): stitch(es)

RS: right side

WS: wrong side

Special Stitches:

STDC - Stacked Double Crochet

Instructions for Stacked Double Crochet (STDC):

Step 1: Insert your hook into the stitch where you would normally make your double crochet.

Step 2: Yarn over and pull up a loop. You now have two loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through to two loops, like you are making a single crochet.

Step 3: Without yarning over, insert your hook into the front loop of the sc

Step 4: Yarn over and pull through this loop. You have two loops on your hook.

Step 5: Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.

This completes one stacked double crochet (STDC), which effectively replaces the traditional starting chain and provides a more even edge in your crochet work.

Gauge:

  • 10 dc x 5 rows = 2 inches.  Check your gauge to ensure the final product matches the intended size.

Size:

  • Finished Size: 55.5 Inches Long (unblock and unstretched)

Notes:

1.Read the pattern carefully. 

2.Pattern construction is best for variegated, and solid color yarn. Cotton yarn is best to use as it has some weight and you can skip blocking. 

3.Instead of chain 3, we used a Stacking Double Crochet which counts as 1 stitch.

4.(#) : number of total stitches or rows

5.You are welcome to incorporate any ideas you may have, like embellishments or a change of color. (For example, Pins)

Pattern Instructions

Step 1: Start with a slip knot then chain 2.

Row 1 (RS): 2 sc in 2nd ch from the hook and turn. (2 sts)

Row 2 (WS): STDC, dc in the 1st st, 2 dc in the next st, and turn. (4 sts)

Row 3: STDC, dc in the 1st and the next 2 sts, 2 dc in the last st, and turn. (6 sts) 

Row 4: STDC, dc in the 1st and the next 4 sts, 2 dc in the last st, and turn. (8 sts)

Row 5: STDC, 2 dc in the 1st st, dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in the last st, and turn. (12 sts)

Row 6: STDC, dc in the 1st and the next 10 sts, 2 dc in the last st, and turn. (14 sts)

Row 7: STDC, dc in each st across, and turn. (14 sts)

Row 8 (RS): Repeat Row 7. Do not turn, continue working on the sides of the triangle. STDC into the top of the last dc just made, dc 14 evenly to the next corner (work 1 dc around the dc post and into the st between rows). Work 3 dc in the next corner st, and dc in the next 15 sts, placing the last st into the STDC from Row 7. (33 sts) 

Next, STDC into the top of the last dc just made, dc around the post of the last DC, and in the next st, dc2tog, dc in the next 8 sts, dc2tog, dc in the last 2 sts, and turn. (15 sts)

Please see the images below for your reference.

         

Row 9 (WS): STDC, dc in each st across, and turn. (15 sts)

Rows 10 - 16: Repeat Row 9 (6 rows). Note: To make counting the rows easier, you can put a marker on Row 10.

Row 17: STDC, dc2tog, dc in next 9 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st, and turn. (13 sts)

Row 18: STDC, dc in each st across, and turn. (13 sts)

Rows 19 - 28: Repeat row 18 (10 rows). Note: To make counting the rows easier, you can put a marker on Row 19.

Row 29: STDC, dc2tog, dc in next 7 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st, and turn. (11 sts)

Row 30: STDC, dc in each st across, and turn. (11 sts)

Rows 30 - 34: Repeat Row 30. (4 rows). Note: To make counting the rows easier, you can put a marker on Row 30.

Row 35: STDC, dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, d2ctog, dc in last st, and turn. (9 sts)

Row 36 STDC, dc in each st across, and turn. (9 sts)

Rows 37 - 45: Repeat Row 36. (9 rows). Note: To make counting the rows easier, you can put a marker on Row 37.

Row 46: STDC, dc2tog, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st, and turn. (7 sts)

Row 47: STDC, dc in each at across, and turn. (7 sts)

Rows 48 - 53: Repeat Row 47. (6 rows). Note: To make counting the rows easier, you can put a marker on Row 48.

Row 54: STDC, dc2tog, dc in next st, dc2tog, dc in last st and turn. ( 5 sts)

Row 55: STDC, dc in each st across, and turn. (5 sts)

Rows 56 - 166: Repeat Row 55 until the piece measures approximately 55 inches in length, measuring from the beginning of the first row without stretching the tie. (55 rows). 

Row 167: STDC, dc2tog, dc in each st across, and turn. ( 4 sts)

Row 168: STDC, dc2tog, dc in st across, and turn. ( 3 sts)

Row 169: STDC, dc2tog, and turn. ( 2 sts)

Row 170: Ch 1 and sc in each st across.

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

 

Step 2: Finishing Touches

To finish your tie, follow these steps to make a keeper loop. This small loop is attached using a slip stitch into the back of the wide end of the tie to hold the narrow end in place, ensuring the tie stays neat and aligned.

First, (with the WS facing out and without stretching) measure the tie 12 inches from the starting row, and attach your yarn by doing a surface slip stitch into the 3rd dc. Ch 8, skip 6 sts, sl st into the 3rd dc from the last. 

Next, work a STDC, take off your hook, and insert it into the dc from the next row (3rd dc), and work a surface sl st, dc in the next 7 chains, and sl st into the dc from the next row (3rd dc from the last). (8 sts)

Please see the images below for your reference.

 Fasten off and weave in ends. Block if desired.



BONUS TIP: How to Pair Your Bold and Bright Crochet Tie With Your Outfit

The Bold and Bright Tie is a cool crochet accessory that can add a splash of color and personality to any outfit. Here are some creative ways to style this unique crochet necktie for both men and women, along with tips on events where you can wear it.


Styling Tips for Men


Casual Look

  • With a Denim Shirt: Pair your Bold and Bright Tie with a classic dark denim shirt for a laid-back, yet stylish appearance. The denim’s simplicity will allow the tie’s colors to pop, making it the centerpiece of your outfit.
  • Chinos or Jeans: Opt for chinos or jeans in neutral tones like beige, navy, or black. This combination keeps the look casual while ensuring the crochet necktie remains the focal point of your outfit.

Business Casual

  • Button-Up Shirts: Wear the tie with a crisp white or light-colored button-up shirt. This style is perfect for a business casual environment where you want to show a bit of personality while maintaining professionalism.
  • Blazers: Add a blazer in a solid neutral color, such as grey or cream, to enhance the outfit. The blazer adds structure, while the crochet tie injects a touch of creativity and fun.

Formal Occasions

  • Suit and Tie: For a formal look, pair the tie with a light colored suit. A white or beige suit works best as it provides a neutral backdrop that allows the tie’s colors to stand out without clashing.
  • Pocket Squares: Coordinate with a pocket square in a complementary color. This adds a polished finish to your look and shows attention to detail.
A man wearing a light gray suit with a colorful, striped rainbow crochet necktie with a matching pocket square . The tie and pocket square are made from one rainbow-colored indie hand dyed yarn.

Note: This photo is not originally mine. It is from Amy Callaway from The Belle And The Beau. It is a mockup to allow an easier visualization of how the Bold and Bright Tie looks like when worn. 


Styling Tips for Women

Smart Casual

  • Blouses: Pair the handcrafted necktie with a simple blouse in a solid color, preferably lighter shades like white. The crochet necktie acts as a statement piece, drawing attention to your neckline and adding a pop of color to your outfit.
  • Skirts or Trousers: Choose skirts or trousers in neutral tones to come with your handmade necktie as bold colors can clash with your necktie instead of complementing it. High-waisted styles can be particularly flattering in creating a chic and balanced look.

Layering with Dresses

  • Shirt Dresses: Tie the Bold and Bright Tie around the collar of a shirt dress for a unique twist. This adds a touch of artistic elegance and can make a simple dress look more sophisticated.
  • Sweater Dresses: Layer the crochet tie over a sweater dress for a cozy yet stylish appearance. This is perfect for cooler weather, providing warmth while still looking fashionable.

Boho Chic

  • Flowy Tops: Wear the crochet necktie with a flowy, bohemian top that is in light shades. This combination creates a relaxed, free-spirited vibe that’s perfect for casual outings or festivals.
  • Accessories: Add other colorful accessories like bangles or earrings to complement the crochet tie. This cohesive look is fun and playful, ideal for showcasing your creative side.

 

Different Occasions to Wear Your Bold and Bright Tie

Workplace

 

For a Dress Code: If your workplace has a relaxed dress code, this crochet tie can be a great way to express your personality while still looking professional.

 

For Meetings and Presentations: Wearing the handmade crochet necktie during meetings or presentations can help you stand out and be memorable. 

 

Social Events

 

For Parties: From birthday parties to casual get-togethers, the Bold and Bright Tie adds a fun and festive element to your outfit. It’s a great conversation starter and can make you the center of attention at a party. 

 

For Dates: Impress your date with your unique style. The handmade tie can add a touch of individuality and creativity to your ensemble, making you look thoughtful and stylish.

Festivals and Gatherings

 

For Music Festivals: Embrace the vibrant and eclectic atmosphere of music festivals with the crochet necktie. Pair it with casual, comfortable clothing for a look that’s both practical and fashionable.

 

For Craft Fairs and Markets: As a crafter, wearing your handmade necktie to craft fairs or markets showcases your skills and passion. It’s a good conversation starter to promote your work and connect with fellow crafty friends.

Everyday Wear

For Coffee Dates: Meeting a friend for coffee? The Bold and Bright Tie can add a playful touch to your casual look, making your outing more enjoyable and stylish. It can also earn a compliment from your friend!


As you can see, this crochet tie pattern for beginners allows you to create a versatile accessory that can enhance various outfits in different occasions. Whether you're crafting it for yourself, gifting your crochet tie to a friend or you’re dressing it up for everyday wear, this crochet tie adds a unique and colorful touch to a person’s wardrobe. So, grab your hook and yarn, and start creating this fun, eye-catching piece that’s sure to turn heads wherever you go. You can shop for the same yarn I used in this website or browse our DK Light Worsted Collection if you want a different color for your crochet project instead

like this image below.

 

A handmade crochet necktie photo with a planner and pen.

That’s all for our blog for today! I hope you enjoy making the Bold and Bright Tie as much as I enjoyed designing it! I'd love to see your finished projects, so please share your photos and tag me on social media, @renasthreadandcrafts on Facebook or Instagram. Don’t forget to include the hashtags: #CrochetBoldandBrightTie and #RTCdesigns.

Happy crocheting, crafty friends!

Have questions or feedback about this easy crochet necktie pattern? Leave a comment below! I'd love to hear from you and see your creations.

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