Signature Striped Skinny Tie

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Looking for a way to break out of a Father’s Day gift rut? Personal and useful, this trendy skinny tie will be just right for all his days at the office, formal events, and luncheons. Make it in his favorite colors or this classic combination of grey and red, and every special man in your life will be eagerly putting in his own order!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 2” / [5 cm] wide x 56” / [142 cm] long

Gauge: 24 sc and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stitch pattern

Materials

Yarn:

Fine weight yarn Drops Cotton Viscose (54% Cotton, 46% Viscose; 120 yards [110 meters]/50 grams: 05 Red (A), 1 ball; 18 Silver (B), 1 ball; 19 Grey (C), 2 balls.

Hook: US size D (3.25 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, tape measure; row counter (optional)

Abbreviations

rnd(s) = round(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

ch(s) = chain(s)

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

BLO = back loop only

FLO = front loop only

ADC = alternate double crochet

Special Stitches

Alternate Double Crochet (ADC): *Sc in BLO of first st, sc in FLO of next st; rep from * to as indicated.

Pattern Notes

The ch-1 at the beginning and end of each row does not count as a st

The pattern does not use difficult stitches but it can be tricky to keep a tab of which row you are on. I would recommend using a row counter or making a tally chart of your rows with pen and paper as you go.

Pattern

Row 1: With A, ch 25 (ch should measure 4½” / [11.4 cm]), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to end of row, turn – 24 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1 and in each st across to end of row, turn.

Rows 3-30: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st.

Fasten off A and weave in ends. Work should meas 5” / [12.7 cm].

Turn work to start next row.

Row 31: Attach B to first st, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st, turn.

Rows 32-33: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st.

Fasten off B and weave in ends. This stripe should meas ½” / [1.3 cm].

Turn your work to start next row.

Row 34: Attach A to first st, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st, turn.

Rows 35-39: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st.

Fasten off A and weave in ends. This stripe should meas 1” / [2.5 cm].

Turn your work to start next row.

Rows 40-42: Attach B, rep Rows 31-33.

Row 43: Attach C to first st, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st, turn.

Rows 44-48: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st.

Fasten off C and weave in ends. This stripe should meas 1” / [2.5 cm].

Turn your work to start next row.

Rows 49-51: Attach B, rep Rows 31-33.

Row 52: Attach C to first st, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st, turn.

Rows 53-181: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st.

Fasten off C and weave in ends.

Row 182: Attach A to first st, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st, turn.

Rows 183-226: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1, work ADC in next 22 sts, sc in last st.

Fasten off C and weave in ends.

Rows 227-229: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1 and in each st across to end.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Finishing

Seams / Bar Tacks

Fold the tie over each side (½” / [1.3 cm]) so that the front measures a width of 2½” / [6.3 cm].

Sew both ends together. If needed you may wish to tack the centre part of your tie to the seam as you go – this can reinforce the tie and help it to maintain its shape. Depending on the yarn you use, you may find that a light press with an iron helps to get the fold. DO NOT apply the iron directly to the yarn. Use a slightly damp cloth over the tie before pressing.

Tie Keeper Loop (optional)

Row 1: Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to end of row, turn – 12 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch 1 and in each st across to end of row.

Fasten off, but leave yarn for sewing onto the tie back.

Sew the Tie Keeper Loop 10” / [25 cm] from Row 1 on the back of the Tie. yarn ball

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