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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Crochet Slippers (Free Pattern)

Whenever I get the urge to crochet something, I usually prefer to make something quick and easy. Because of that, I tend to crochet more for babies and children than I do for adults. This week I needed a quick crochet project to give as a gift and I racked my brains to think of something I could make to gift to an adult. I finally remembered some slippers I had made a few years ago, and luckily I had written the pattern down! They are very quick and very easy so perfect for someone like me. I love that they fit so many different sizes aswell so one pattern is all you need to make slippers for most adults. This pattern makes slippers that will fit from a UK size 4 to a UK size 7 (I think that is 6.5 to 9.5 in American shoe sizes and 37 to 40 in European shoe sizes).

To make your own slippers, you will need a 3mm crochet hook, a 5mm crochet hook, some double knit yarn, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

Crochet Slippers (Free Pattern)

Toe:

With 5mm hook and two strands DK yarn held together –

1. ch10, 2scs in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7sts, 2scs in last st, turn the work to crochet up the other side of the foundation chain, sc in next 7sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc (18)

2. ch1, turn, hdc in next 8sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 8sts, 2hdcs in next st, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (20)

3. ch1, turn, hdc in next st, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 9sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 8sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (22)

4. ch1, turn, hdc in next 10sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 10sts, 2hdcs in next st, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (24)

5. ch1, turn, hdc in next st, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 11sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 10sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (26)

6. ch1, turn, hdc in next 11sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next 12sts, 2hdcs in next st, hdc in next st, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (28)

7-9. ch1, turn, hdc in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (28)

10. bind off

Foot:

1. with wrong side facing, skip st at base of bind off st then count 7sts to the right, join yarn, ch1, hdc in same st and next 22sts (23)

2-13. ch1, turn, hdc in each st across (23)

14. bind off, leaving a long tail, fold the back with right sides together and stitch together to form the heel

Finishing:

1. with right side facing, join yarn at the back seam, ch1, sc in same st and evenly around, join with slst in top of 1st sc (33)

2. ch1, turn, sc in same st, ch2, sk1st, *sc in next st, ch2, sk1st*, repeat from *-* around to end, sc in last st, ch2, join with slst in top of 1st sc

3. ch1, turn, sc in each chsp and st around, join with slst in top of 1st sc (33)

4. bind off and weave in ends

Tie:

With 5mm hook and one strand DK yarn –

1. ch100, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, bind off and weave in ends (99)

2. thread through the holes made in the top of the slipper and tie off in a bow

Flower:

With 3mm hook and one strand DK yarn –

1. with contrasting yarn, make a magic loop, ch2, work 16 dcs into loop, join with slst in top of 1st dc (16)

2. ch1, do not turn, sc in same st, *ch4, sk 1st, sc in next st*, rep *-* until last st, ch4, join with slst in top of 1st sc

3. ch1, do not turn, *work sc, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc, all into one chain space*, rep *-* around, join with a slst in top of 1st sc, bind off

4. join main yarn in one of the skipped stitches on round 2, ch1, sc in same st, *ch3, sc in next skipped stitch*, rep from *-* around, ch3, join with slst in top of 1st sc

5. ch1, do not turn, *work sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, all into one chain space*, rep *-* around, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off, weave in ends then stitch to front of slipper

I hope you found this pattern useful and make lots of pairs of pretty slippers. If you make anything using one of my patterns, I would love to see it. You can tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations.

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