Crochet Necktie Ideas

created Nov 14, 2017

Slim cut: 4.5cm/1.8in wide

necktie - prob size 1 wool yarn if available - 2.3 to 2.8 inches wide

I'll probably lean toward making the tie 2.5 inches to about 3.0 inches wide at its widest.

Excerpt from an article:

Most of my ties are right around 2.5″.

The skinnier your tie, the less formal it becomes, so if you’re trying to rock the casual tie, pick one that’s on the slim side. I have a wool 2″ tie that I love to wear casually.

Another article:

Keep it between two and three inches in width and make sure you pick up a tie bar or two.

145 cm total length
6 cm width
100% wool

This modern neckwear is in excellent condition. 2.25 x 65 inches

Solid Black Knit - 1960's Skinny Square End Tie

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147cm by 7cm; 58" by 2 3/4"

For ideal results, we recommend using a four in hand knot for a knit tie - most other knots create a bulky result. This wool knit tie is ideal for the colder months of the year due to the matte texture and subdued colors.

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simple hdc pattern

This is a simple pattern for a necktie. Half double crochets create a thick, stable fabric that is easy to tie but isn’t stiff.
This is a very flexible pattern, allowing for ties of different widths and lengths depending on the desire of the crocheter.
Gauge and hook size, too, are dependent on the crocheter. If you want a tighter crochet, use a smaller hook; for the opposite, use a larger one. I chose to use a G because the recipient of the tie wanted a tighter weave, but would have gone with an I if it were up to me.

You only need about one skein of worsted weight yarn for the average tie.

Part 3 (long strip):
Row 1: Hdc across, placing 1 decrease in the middle of the row.
Row 2-5: Hdc across. Repeat rows 1-5 until the tie is the appropriate length and width.

i like this size:

145 cm (57 inches) total length
6 cm width (2.36 inches)

for me, crochet hdc, tie width at bottom, squared-off look, at widest, 6 to 7 cm max. 2.36 inches to approx 2.75 inches wide.

2.0 to 2.25 inches wide seems super narrow, but i could try it.

length: 57 to 60 inches seems about right.

Half Double Crochet Decrease (hdc2tog) by Crochet Hooks You

[X] - How to Tie a Tie: THE FOUR-IN-HAND KNOT

tie length hanging down when tied:

As a general rule for all tie knots, the widest part of your tie should hang roughly at the same height as the upper edge of your leather belt, with the tie’s tip extending slightly below it. The tip of the narrow end would then hang wherever it may.

squared off tie end would probably rest at the top of the belt.

How high should a tie clip be?
The rule is simple: It goes between the third and fourth buttons of your dress shirt." "It may sound obvious, but a tie bar doesn't just clip the front end of your tie to the back end. It fastens both ends to the placket of your shirt."

Necktie number one - March 2018

On Mar 2-3, 2018, I used yarn from Bad Amy Knits to crochet myself a necktie. I finished in the early afternoon on Sat, Mar 3. Then I watched a video about how to tie a necktie. I learned the 4-in-hand knot. I practiced with a real necktie before practicing with mine. I got the hang of it.

On the evening of Mar 3, 2018, Deb and I went out for dinner and drinks with Chris. We hit four spots. I wore my necktie with a dress shirt that had some brown. It looked fine. The ensemble worked well.

Chris, the owner of Black Frog Brewery, complimented me on the tie. He remembered his Dad owning knitted wool patterned neckties with the squared off end.

I never learned how to tie a necktie until Sat, Mar 3, 2018. A few years ago, I learned that the knitted pattern necktie was actually a thing. And I learned that today it's called a vintage pattern. The knitted pattern necktie was more popular in the late 1960s and/or early 1970s, I think.

But some men's fashion stores still sell the knitted pattern wool necktie. I saw men wearing such neckties in Toronto in November 2015 and in London in October 2017. It's more of a cool weather look. England enjoys their tweeds and wool. While in London last fall, I saw such a necktie in a window display.

When I first learned about the knitted pattern wool necktie, I thought that would be a reason to learn how to tie one and to wear one. But I would only do it if I crocheted my own necktie, and finally, I did. Now I have plans to crochet more.

I refused to learn long ago when we were required to wear neckties for work in the early 1990s when I started my new job in the Toledo area. Back then, I had a co-worker tie new ties for me. He tied them on himself and looped the tie over his head. At home after a work day, I looped the tie over my head, and that's how I stored them. I didn't untie an existing tie. But keeping neckties stored as tied loops eventually puts the neckties in a bad state. That's when I would buy a new one, or someone would give me a necktie as a gift. At any one time, I probably had a half dozen tied and looped neckties to use.

I choose a petty, stubborn attitude toward what I considered one of the dumbest inventions in the history of human kind. The clip-on necktie made much more sense to me from a design perspective. It was easier to use. It looked nicer when worn because it was already tied perfectly. The clip-on seemed like an invention that improved the tie-wearing process by magnitudes, like transitioning from horse-and-buggy transportation to the combustible engine.

But someone laid down the fashion law that clip-on neckties were a no-no. My rift on the matter is that a guy skew a clip-on necktie late in the work day to give the impression that the dude was working hard. Start the morning out nice and neat. Then as the day wears on, the sleeves are rolled up, the hair might be a little messy, and the necktie is whopper-jawed. "Man that guy is a hard-worker." Then after work at the bar, the dude gives the impression of relaxing when he is able to loosen the necktie.

But a clip-on looks neat all the time. Late in the day, someone might say about the clip-on tie wearer, "That guy is a slacker. He looks too put-together. He's not trying." And at the bar after work, the clip-on tie wearer looks uptight because his tie is too neat.

The hangman's noose necktie has more utility in a stupid way.

After tied, the base rested at the top of my belt or slightly below the top of my belt.

The length from the bottom of the knot to the base of the tie was 18.5 inches.

In the future if I want to do decreases, maybe decrease at 12 in, 18 in, 22 in, etc. Go from 6 cm wide to 3 cm wide by the 25-inch mark. Keep the part that goes around my neck and under the collar narrow.

The knot was a little big-ish because of the width of the tie in the knot area, but it looked okay. A too-small of a knot might look weird.

Another idea is to make the base 5 cm wide and do no decreases until about the 25-inch mark.

7 cm is too wide. 6 cm looks good. Not wide and not too narrow.

A more narrower tie, like 4.5 to 5.0 cm, might work better when wearing a shirt un-tucked, like a short-sleeved shirt. Casual.

Necktie number two - March 2018

On Sat, Mar 10, I completed my second necktie. Merino wool. Sock weight yarn, I think.

Width at the widest was 5.5 cm. Crocheted from bottom up, widest to narrowest, like above.

I decreased by one stitch after:

Then around 24 or so inches, I decreased on multiple consecutive rows to get to 3 cm wide, which is how I crocheted the rest of the way.

I started with a chain 15, which means 14 stitches, which means crocheting 13 times with the chain 2 turning chain counting as a stitch.

I used half-crochet again. Nothing fancy.

At the 3 cm mark, I made 6 stitches (7 total stitches counting turning chain).

I used a 2.35 mm hook, which is the smallest hook that I have ever used.

The yarn label does not mention the size of the yarn. Details:

The yarn color appears to be a mix of dark blue and medium grey. The color shades blend similar to Bad Amy's Knits hand-dyed yarns.

With the small yarn, the decreases look less noticeable. The tapering looks smoother than the yarn that I used last week, which might have been sport weight yarn.

Tie lengthy was approx 56 inches long. After putting the necktie on, I decided to take 4 to 5 inches off from the narrow end.

I probably only need to crochet 50 to 52 inches long. That way the narrow end does not hang down nearly as long as the front part of the tie.

On March 10, I bought two tie bars at Men's Warehouse. The narrow dark one is 1.5 inches long. The silver one is 1.25 inches long.

I might also try tie clasps.

I wore this blue-grey necktie with a new shirt that I bought nine days earlier at MW. I also used the dark tie bar. Deb and I attended the play Photograph 51 that was performed at the Toledo Rep, located in downtown Toledo. The play was excellent. Well-written and well-performed. It was about the discovery of DNA. Geeky. We didn't go out after the play.

Necktie number three - March 2018

On Saturday afternoon, March 17, I finished crocheting a dark green necktie in our room at the Doherty Hotel, located in downtown Clare, Michigan. We visited Clare for the weekend to attend their Irish festival. I wore this necktie on Saturday evening with a short-sleeve blue button-up shirt and a black, zip-up sweater.

This necktie was only 5.0 cm wide. I used sock weight yarn. I performed decreases at the same intervals as tie number 2: 15 inches, 18 inches, 21 inches, and then at 24 inches, I made decreases on each row until the tie was around 3.0 cm wide.

I like sock weight yarn over sport weight yarn for neckties.


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tie clasps. seems like something that could be homemade, at least by a person experienced with metalwork.

Bad Amy Knits yarns to try

Hand-dyed 80/20 Merino Sock Yarn - CHARCOAL - 400yds 100g

She will be at the BG Market Day fiber festival held at the Bowling Green fairgrounds on Sat, Mar 24, 2018.

Update: at the Sat, Mar 24, 2018 fiber festival in Bowling Green, I bought sock weight versions of the charcoal-colored and bark-colored yarns from Bad Amy Knits.