Father’s Day is almost here, and today we’re making a necktie for Dad!

This Tunisian Crochet project features the Honeycomb stitch. If you are new to Tunisian Crochet, or just need a refresher tutorial, click here to learn this stitch (opens in new tab).

Before we start, here’s a quick note about the yarn. While you can use any yarn you want, I recommend you use a #1 fingering yarn. I know, it’s quite thin, but we’re aiming to make a comfortable necktie for Dad. Remember that he will have to actually tie the necktie, and a bulky knot will be uncomfortable.

I used a yarn called Woolike, by Loops and Threads. This yarn is only available at Michaels Stores in the U.S., (you can find it on Amazon, but it’s $12+ USD for a skein you’d pay $3 for at Michaels). If you cannot find this yarn, you can use any fingering yarn of your choice.

As for the hooks, you will need both a 3 mm and a 2 mm. They do not need to be Tunisian Crochet hooks. This project is only 14 stitches across, which fits on most standard crochet hooks.

Materials:

Yarn: #1 Fingering Yarn

Hook: 3 mm and 2 mm

Additional materials: Scissors, and yarn needle. Stitch/row counter (optional).

Sizing:

This pattern makes 1 adult skinny tie that measures approximately 54.5 by 2 inches (138 by 5 cm)

Abbreviations:

CH – Chain           
SC –  Single Crochet                                  
RP – Return Pass       
PS – Purl Stitch
TS – Tunisian Simple Stitch        

The abbreviation descriptions are included in the full PDF pattern, available below. The PDF pattern also includes photos, notes, and instructions for resizing the necktie.

Tie

Use your 3 mm hook. 

Chain 14.

Foundation Row: Insert your hook into the second stitch from your hook, and cast on one loop for every stitch of the chain. You will have cast on 14 loops on your hook when you finish.  

Cast on: Insert your hook into the stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Leave this loop on your hook. Repeat with every stitch of the row. 

Complete a RP. 

Row 1:  TS into the second vertical stitch of the row. PS into the next stitch. Alternate between TS and PS stitches for the remaining vertical stitches of the row.

In the final stitch, insert your hook through the two side loops of the stitch, yarn over, and cast on a loop. 

Complete a RP. 

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Row 2: PS into the second vertical stitch from your hook. TS into the next stitch. Alternate between PS and TS stitches for the remaining vertical stitches of the row. 

In the final stitch, insert your hook through the two side loops of the stitch, yarn over, and cast on a loop. 

Complete a RP. 

Repeat Row 1 and 2 until you have crocheted 148 rows. 

Row 149: TS 2 tog, PS, TS, PS, TS, PS, TS, PS, TS, PS 2 tog , cast on into the final stitch. (You will have cast on 12 loops on your hook once you finish). 

Complete a RP

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Row 150: Repeat Row 2. 

Row 151: Repeat Row 1. 

Continue repeating Row 2 and 1 until you reach row 171.

Row 172: PS 2 tog, TS, PS, TS, PS, TS, PS, TS 2 tog. (You will have cast on 10 loops on your hook once you finish). 

Complete a RP.

Row 173: Repeat Row 1.

Row 174:  Repeat Row 2.

Rows 175-210: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, and complete a bind off after crocheting the RP for row 210.

Bind off: TS into the second vertical stitch of the row. When you have 2 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through both loops, so that you are left with one loop on your hook. Repeat in every vertical stitch of the row, including the final stitch. 

Move onto the Border. Do not cut your yarn, just work right into the first stitch of the border. 

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Border

Use your 2 mm hook. 

Round 1: SC 2 into the final stitch of the row. SC into every stitch of the row along the left side of your tie.

SC 3 into the corner stitch, then SC into every stitch along the bottom of the tie. 

SC 3 into the corner stitch, then SC into every stitch along the right side of the tie. 

SC 3 into the corner stitch, then SC into every stitch along the top of the tie. 

Round 2: SC 3 into the corner stitch, then SC into every stitch along the left side of the tie. 

SC 3 into the corner stitch, then SC into every stitch along the bottom of the tie. 

SC 3 into the corner stitch, then SC into every stitch along the right side of the tie. 

When you reach the top, right corner of the tie, CH 1, and cut a long tail of yarn.  Weave in any remaining ends, and you are finished! 


For questions or comments on this pattern, please contact Atenas at: atenas@modebespoke.com

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Atenas

Wife, mom, and maker of things :)