Hello, everyone! Today’s project is an extra-special project for Fathers’ Day, a necktie!
I’m not current into men’s fashion, but apparently my sweetheart is, and word has it that knit ties are in! Well, I don’t knit, and I’m sure some of you don’t either, but….. we can Tunisian Crochet!
I worked this pattern using a Tunisian Simple Stitch, so that all of my beginner crocheters could still follow along and crochet this beautiful project for the Dad in their lives.
Here are three things to know about knit ties:
1. They are flat at the end, not pointed. They’re more on the casual side of the wardrobe, and as such, they don’t follow the traditional tie rules.
2. They are narrow. Also known as “skinny” ties. This is because they are bulkier than your standard silk tie, and therefore need to be narrower in order to avoid creating a ginormous knot at the neck.
3. They are usually worn with a sweater and dress pants ensemble. Knit ties are too casual to wear with a suit.
What you’ll need:
Yarn: 1 Skein of Woolike, by Loops and Threads, or any fingering (size 1) yarn.
Hook: 3 mm Tunisian Hook
2 mm standard hook
Additional materials: Scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape. You’ll also need to block your work, so you will need either a handheld steamer or a clothes iron with a steam option, and an ironing board or cotton towel.
Average necktie length: 56-58 inches (142-147 cm). This is a narrow
(or “skinny”) necktie.
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I hope I’m doing this wrong – I’m crocheting the tie now, but it’s curling up from the bottom. Is there a way to stop this?
Most Tunisian stitches curl up, it’s normal. When you finish the tie, you block it. You can steam block, or just wet the tie and lay it flat on a towel until it dries. That will release the curl. 🙂 hope this helps!
It did help, thank you! I’ve finished the tie and it looks great. Now I need something else to do!
My pleasure! Wonderful! I’m glad it worked out!
Lol, well there are a few projects to choose from here. If you can’t find one you like, let me know and I can work something up for you 🙂
This tie is perfect for my dad! I just started teaching myself tunisian crochet and wanted to give my dad something special for Father’s Day! This pattern is great and I love that you added a video to make it easier to understand.
I will be uploading a picture of my finished tie on my blog. https://crochet477.wordpress.com/. Come check it out!
Thank you, Rebecca! I am glad you liked it 🙂
Isn’t Tunisian crochet awesome?? I’ll be posting some new patterns in the next couple of weeks that use different Tunisian crochet stitches (one uses a Fair Isle technique). Let me know what you think of those 😉