Fathers Day Bow Tie – Free Pattern

Heres a little gift for you all for Fathers Day, a free pattern to make a cute little bow tie.

 

Please DO NOT sell items made from this pattern. Charity makes and gifts are ok. If you post pictures online anywhere, please credit Truly Hooked or link to the pattern. Thank you

 

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This pattern will show you how to make a bow tie for an adult, and also has instructions for a child sized bow tie too.  At the end of the pattern are pictures to show you how to do each stage, including how to work a double crochet stitch.

 

To make the bow tie, you will need:

A small amount of DK yarn, any colour you like.

A 4mm crochet hook

A button

A tapestry needle for sewing up

Scissors

Pins to block it

Starch spray (not essential but will help keep it firm and in shape)

 

You need to know how to chain, double crochet and treble crochet.

 

Stitch-onary:

Ch – chain

DC – double crochet

TRBL – Treble crochet

 

Note: For the neck band, if you prefer to have it thinner, you need only work the first row of trebles.

 

For the Adult bow:

Ch27, turn.

DC into the second ch from hook, *DC to end of row ch1, turn*.

Repeat from * to * until you have 10 rows.

(If you prefer a wider bow, add more rows.)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

For the bow centre:

Ch 17, turn,

DC in second ch from hook, *DC to end, ch1, turn*

Repeat from * to * until you have 6-8 rows. Fasten off and LEAVE LONG TAILS.

You need to be sure that BOTH tails finish up on the same side of the piece.

 

For the neck band:

Ch 55-65 depending on size of the mans neck, ch1, turn

Trbl in 3rd ch from hook, trbl to end of row. Ch 2, turn.

Trbl to end of row, fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Squeeze bow in the centre and wrap the bow centre piece around it tightly. If the bow centre is too long, you may need to fold it under, so the bow looks how you want it. Use one of the ends to sew together, ensuring a couple of stiches catch the bow itself. This will hold the centre in place preventing it from slipping around.

Use the other end from the bow centre to attach the neckband securely.

Sew a button securely onto one end of the neck band, ensuring it is the right size to pass through the gaps in the trbl stiches, but not small enough to slip out.

 

You will now need to block your bow tie or starch it.

To do this, pin the corners of the bow to an old towel. If you do not have any starch spray, then you will need to wet the bow first. Just run it under cold water and gently squeeze out any excess. Leave pinned to the towel in a warm place to dry.

If you have starch spray, then pin out, spray and leave to dry as per instructions on the product.

 

For the child size bow tie–

Ch 17, turn.

DC into the second ch from hook, *DC to end of row ch1, turn*.

Repeat from * to * until you have 8 rows.

(If you prefer a wider bow, add more rows.)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

For the bow centre:

Ch 9, turn,

DC in second ch from hook, *DC to end, ch1, turn*

Repeat from * to * until you have 4 rows. Fasten off and LEAVE LONG TAILS.

You need to be sure that BOTH tails finish up on the same side of the piece.

 

For the neck band:

Ch 30-40 depending on size of the childs neck, ch2, turn

Trbl in 3rd ch from hook, trbl to end of row. Ch 2, turn.

Trbl to end of row, fasten off and weave in ends.

 

 

Picture instructions:

How to do double crochet.

 

You are working into the second chain from your hook

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Insert hook into chain, and catch the yarn with your hook

 

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Pull through, so you have two loops on the hook.

Catch the yarn with your hook once more and pull through both loops on the hook. This forms your double crochet stitch.

 

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When you get to the end of the row, chain 1 and turn. The needle shows where you need to make your next double crochet stitch.

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This is what your bow should look like after you’ve added the centre piece.

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and how it looks once you’ve added the neck band.

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(Apologies for the rubbish pictures!)

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