By Ghexia (www.lagriffedeghexia.com)
Story of the creation
The French magazine Modes&Travaux proposed, a few years ago, to participate in monthly solidarity challenges. Each month, a theme was chosen and the first people to register received the necessary material to make the requested accessory. It could be crochet, knitting or sewing. Once the item(s) was / were finished, they were sent to the magazine, which, by selling them, donated the money to the chosen association of the month.
I took part in Challenge no. 2 and we had to make a bowtie. A tutorial was provided with the DMC Natura Just Cotton ball but we could also design the bowtie we wanted. Here is the tutorial !
I wish you a good crochet time !
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- You can use any yarn as long as you take a corresponding hook. However, if you use the same thread references and the same hook as me, your bowtie will be about 10cm (3.93") by 3,5cm (1.37").
- The small band in the middle is made in tunisian crochet but since it has only a few stitches, we can also crochet it with the same classic crochet hook.
- Feel free to tick the small next to the rows when you have finished them !
2- *1sc* (29)
3- *1sc* (29)
4- *1sc* (29)
5- *1sc* (29)
6- *1sc* (29)
7- *1sc* (29)
8- *1sc* (29)
9- *1sc* (29)
10- *1sc* (29)
11- *1sc* (29)
12- *1sc* (29)
13- Make a border with small picots on the smaller sides : ch1, go on the smaller side, *1sc, ch2, 1slst in the 1st ch made* repeat from * all around making *1sc* on the bigger sides and 2sc in the corners
The central band
By using a 3mm (D) tunisian crochet hook or with the same crochet hook you use for the rectangle since there are only a very few stitches.
2- Make the first basic row of tunisian crochet (see the technique here)
3- Make the row in Tunisian Purl Stitch — TPS (see the technique here)
Repeat row 3 until you have 4,5cm (1.77") height.
Finish the work by making 1sc in each stitch.
Then, without cutting the yarn, join the two edges by making 6sc through the two layers at the same time.
Cut the yarn by leaving 15cm (5.9") length and weave in the smallest end.
Turn the central band over to get the relief of the sc (that were used to join) in the inside. Fold the rectangle in half and pass it through the band.
With the remaining end of the band, sew it on the rectangle by making 2 or 3 small stitches to keep it in place. Pass this end on the front of the work and sew in the button of your choice.
If you want to put the bowtie on a pin and hang it on a bag or a garment for example, here is an idea of how to do it with a safety pin :
Well done, you have finished !
If you have any questions or problems about the pattern, or if you want to send me a small picture of your finished project so that I can add it with pleasure to the gallery of this post, contact me via the comments, the contact form or at this e-mail address (specifying in the subject the name of the pattern) :
If you have any questions or problems about the pattern, or if you want to send me a small picture of your finished project so that I can add it with pleasure to the gallery of this post, contact me at this e-mail addresse (specifying in the subject the name of the pattern) :
- A 3mm crochet hook (D)
- A few meters of DMC Natura Just Cotton in the color of your choice
- A yarn needle to sew and to weave in ends
- A pair of scissors
- A button of a contrasting color to your yarn
- st(s) : stitch(es)
- ch : chain
- sc : single crochet
- slst : slip stitch
- f/o : fasten off
Not important !
A design by Ghexia (Gaëlle Martinage) - © La Griffe de Ghexia - All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use only. The tutorial can not be (in whole or in part) reproduced, resold and modified. The translation and the publication (online or printed) are NOT allowed without my permission, except for strictly personal use. However, you can sell the finished products if they are handmade by you and as long as I am credited (e.g. : “This product was handmade by ........ from a pattern of Ghexia / www.lagriffedeghexia.com”). If you share your finished creation, don't forget to credit me as the designer. You can also, if you wish, specify the link of the pattern. Thanks ! ♥