Crunch Tie

Jan 4, 2006
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by Robyn Chachula

Introduction

tieProbably like most crocheters, I get very jealous of all the cool knitting patterns out there. While shopping with my husband for new work clothes, we saw all these knitted ties. And once again, I thought, I can do that in crochet. So for his new job, I made him this tie. And hopefully, one day he will wear it! If not, I will!

Materials List

  • 4 balls (or 350 yds) of DMC Senso Crochet Wool Cotton, Dark Olive Green #1304
  • US 0 (2.55mm) Steel Hook
  • Gauge

    15dc x 7 rows = 2”x 2”

    Notes

    US pattern notation used
    Dc: double crochet
    Hdc: half double crochet
    Ch: chain
    Sl: slip stitch
    Yo: yarn over
    St: stitch
    Dec Dc: Yo, insert hook into next st, Yo, pull up loop, Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, Yo, insert hook into next st, Yo, pull up loop, Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, Yo, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook

    The Pattern

    Pattern

    tie on womanPart I

    ch 43

    Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook and ea ch across (40 dc)

    Row 2-5: Ch 3, turn, dc in ea st across to end

    Row 6: Ch 2, turn, (sl in next dc, hdc in next dc) repeat across

    Row 7-8: Ch 1, turn, (sl in hdc, hdc in sl) repeat across

    Row 9: Ch 3, (Dc in hdc, Dc in sl) across (40 dc)

    Row 10: Repeat Row 6

    Row 11-12: Repeat Row 7

    Row 13-21: Repeat Row 2

    Row 22-37: Repeat Rows 6-21

    Row 38-44: Repeat Rows 6-12

    Row 45-52: Repeat Row 2

    Part II

    Row 53: Ch 3, turn. Work Dec Dc as follows: Yo, insert hook into next st, Yo, pull up loop, Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, Yo, insert hook into next st, Yo, pull up loop, Yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, Yo, pull through remaining 3 loops on hook (Dec Dc created). Dc in each st across to last two st, Dec Dc in last two st

    Row 54-60: Repeat Rows 6-12, (38 dc on row 57)

    Row 61: Repeat Row 53

    Row 62-64: Repeat Row 2 (36 dc)

    Row 65: Repeat Row 53

    Row 66-68: Repeat Row 2 (34 dc)

    Row 69: Repeat Row 53

    Row 70-76: Repeat Rows 6-12, (32 dc on row 73)

    Row 77: Repeat Row 53

    Row 78-80: Repeat Row 2 (30 dc)

    Row 81: Repeat Row 53

    Row 82-84: Repeat Row 2 (28 dc)

    Row 85: Repeat Row 53

    Row 86-92: Repeat Rows 6-12, (26 dc on row 89)

    Row 93: Repeat Row 53

    Row 94-96: Repeat Row 2 (24 dc)

    Row 97: Repeat Row 53

    Row 98-100: Repeat Row 2 (22 dc)

    Row 101: Repeat Row 53

    Row 102-108: Repeat Rows 6-12, (20 dc on row 105)

    Row 109: Repeat Row 2 (20dc)

    Row 110: Repeat Row 53

    Part III

    Row 111-117: Repeat Row 2 (18 dc)

    Row 118-124: Repeat Rows 6-12

    Row 125-133: Repeat Row 2

    Row 134-140: Repeat Rows 6-12

    Row 141-149: Repeat Row 2

    Row 150-156: Repeat Rows 6-12

    Row 157-165: Repeat Row 2

    Row 166-172: Repeat Rows 6-12

    Row 173-177: Repeat Row 2

    Part IV

    Row 178: Ch 3, turn, 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, across to last dc, 2dc in last dc (20dc)

    Row 179-181: Repeat Row 2

    Row 182-184: Repeat Rows 6-8

    Row 185: Ch 3, 2dc in first hdc, (dc in sl, dc in hdc) across to last sl, 2dc in last sl (22dc)

    Row 186-188: Repeat Rows 6-8

    Row 189-191: Repeat Row 2

    Row 192: Repeat Row 178 (24 dc)

    Row 193-196: Repeat Row 2

    Row 197: Repeat Row 178 (26 dc)

    Row 198-204: Repeat Rows 6-12

    Row 205: Repeat Row 2

    Row 206: Repeat Row 178 (28 dc)

    Row 207-211: Repeat Row 2

    Row 212: Repeat Row 178 (30 dc)

    tie schematicPart V

    Row 213: Repeat Row 2 (30 dc)

    Row 214-220: Repeat Rows 6-12

    Row 221-229: Repeat Row 2

    Row 230-236: Repeat Rows 6-12

    Row 237-245: Repeat Row 2

    Row 246-252: Repeat Rows 6-12

    Row 253: Repeat Row 2

    Fasten off. Weave in loose ends

    Finishing

    1. Fold tie lengthwise (wrong sides facing- use picture to help) and pin sides together.
    2. Whip stitch (loosely) sides.
    3. Refold tie by matching whipped stitched sides to middle of tie front.
    4. Block with steam and iron.
    5. Whip stitch top and bottom ends.
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    Comments

    Antoya wrote
    on Aug 9, 2006 7:02 PM

    I didn't think of making a tie, until now. I know what you mean by everything being knitted & not crochet. I'm tired of it also. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

    Holli wrote
    on Aug 25, 2006 3:39 PM

    Hi. I LOVE this tie and want to make it for my husband (who already told me he'd wear it if I made it!)But, I'm sort of new to crochet and don't know how to pick yarn. Is the yarn really thin? Or can I use any yarn for this project? Help!

    on Aug 25, 2006 4:05 PM

    Hi Holli - Yes, the yarn (thread) used to make the tie is pretty thin. If you can't find the specific thread used (it's listed in the Materials section of the pattern), you can substitute another thread that calls for about a 2.5mm hook. Check out yarnstandards.com for info about yarn weights. Good luck! - Kim, Ed.

    dragontatt wrote
    on May 28, 2009 9:14 AM

    This is an awesome pattern and I'd love to make it.

    I'm just trying to figure out the finishing instructions...so if I'm reading this right, once you're done crocheting it, your piece is twice as wide as the finished tie. Then you fold it longways and sew the edges together, then block it so that seam is in the middle of the back...is that right?

    Thanks!

    ...if you can't take the heat, don't tickle the dragon...