Child’s Bow Tie (Free Crochet Pattern)

We have a family party coming up this month and I wanted to make my son a little bow tie to wear over his shirt, to make him look a little smarter. I adore the bow tie and shirt trend, especially on children, so this is definitely not a new look for him. He has several different colours of bow tie but none that matched with the specific shirt I wanted him to wear. As I was making the bow tie, I decided to write the pattern down for you all so you could make your own if you wanted to.

To make your own child’s crochet bow tie, you will need a 4mm hook, double knit or light worsted yarn and a small button. This size of bow tie fits my 4 year old son well. It can easily be made to fit smaller or larger children, by adding or removing rows from the neck strap. This pattern is written using American terminology.

Child’s Bow Tie (Free Crochet Pattern)

Bow:

1. ch8, dc in 3rd chain from hook and across (6)

2-16. ch2, turn, dc in same stitch as chain and across (6)

17. ch1, fold in half, sc around, working through both edges to close, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off and weave in ends

Neck Strap:

1. ch5, dc in 3rd chain from hook and across (3)

2-26. ch2, turn, dc in same stitch as chain and across (3)

27. ch1, turn, sc in same stitch as chain, ch1, skip 1 stitch, sc in last stitch

28. ch1, turn, sc in same stitch as chain, sc in chain space, sc in last stitch, bind off and weave in ends (3)

Bow Centre:

1. ch5, dc in 3rd chain from hook and across (3)

2-4. ch2, turn, dc in same stitch as chain and across (3)

5. bind off, leaving a long tail to join

Finishing:

1. take the main bow piece and gather the very centre with a piece of matching yarn, tie it off tightly to give the bow a nice shape and weave the ends in

2. lay the gathered bow on top of the neck strap and cover with the bow centre, stitch the two pieces of bow centre together, using the long tail that you left, with the bow and neck strap neatly inside, bind off and weave in ends

3. attach a small button to the end of the neck strap without the buttonhole

I hope you like this free pattern. Please do let me know if you do make one of your own so I can see it. You can tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) or why not join our Facebook group so we can all see!

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