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Slip Stitch Bow Tie
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Bow ties are cool again! (OK, I’ve always thought they were cool) Make one for yourself, or a friend, with this fun crochet slip stitch pattern. The slip stitch gives a nice rib look, and keeps it from feeling too tight around your neck. Worked in two pieces, one with buttons at the end, and one with button holes at the end, this bow tie is adjustable so it fits a variety of sizes.

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Sizes:
One size fits most.

Yarn:
Sock weight/Size 1/Super Fine
Patons Kroy Socks used in the sample shown

Hook:
US D/3/3.25 mm

Stitches and Skills used:

Ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
BLO ~ Back Loop Only
Sk ~ skip

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To get you started, here is a video that shows the techniques used in this pattern. I highly recommend watching this video first to help avoid errors.

Pattern:

Row 1: Ch 15, sk 1, sl st in bottom loop of each remaining ch across (14 sl sts)

Row 2 ~ 6: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the first sl st, sl st in BLO of each remaining sl st. (14 sl sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the second sl st, sl st in BLO of each remaining sl st. (13 sl sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the second sl st, sl st in BLO of each remaining sl st. (12 sl sts)

Repeat rows 5 ~ 8: 4 more times (4 sl sts and 24 rows total at this point)

Row 25 ~ 30: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the first sl st, sl st in BLO of each remaining sl st. (4 sl sts)

Row 31: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the first sl st, sl st in BLO of each remaining sl st, sl st into the turning ch. (5 sl sts)

Row 32: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the first sl st, sl st in BLO of each remaining sl st, sl st into the turning ch. (6 sl sts)

Repeat rows 29 ~ 32: 4 more times (14 sl sts and 48 rows total at this point)

Row 49 ~ 60: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the first sl st, sl st in BLO of each remaining sl st. (14 sl sts)

Row 61: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the second sl st, sl st in BLO of each remaining sl st. (13 sl sts)

Row 62: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the second sl st, sl st in BLO of each remaining sl st. (12 sl sts)

Repeat rows 59 ~ 62: 4 more times (4 sl sts and 78 rows total at this point)

Middle

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the first sl st, sl st in BLO of each of the next 3 sl sts. (4 sl sts)

Repeat row 1 for 9” then begin button holes

Button Holes

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the first sl st, ch 2, sk 2, sl st in BLO of last sl sts. (sl st, 2 ch, sl st)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the first sl st, sl st in BLO of next 2 ch, sl st in BLO of each of last sl sts. (4 sl sts)

Row 3 ~ 10: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the BLO of the first sl st, sl st in BLO of each of the next 3 sl sts. (4 sl sts)

Repeat rows 1 ~ 10 four more times, then row 1 one more time.

Edging: Ch 1, turn, sl st in the blo of the first st, sl st in the blo of each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, rotate piece, sl st along edge of piece by placing 1 sl st in the ch-1 at the edge of every other row, rotate, ch 1, sl st in blo of each ch along first row of piece, ch 1, , rotate piece, sl st along edge of piece by placing 1 sl st in the ch-1 at the edge of every other row, sl st to beg ch 1.

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To make the second half of the bow tie: Work the same as the first half until you reach the button holes, continue working middle (no button holes added) until it is as long as the first half. Than move onto the edging.

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14 Comments

14 Comments on Slip Stitch Bow Tie ~ Free Crochet Pattern

  1. graylagran
    February 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm (3 years ago)

    when i first saw this on ravelry, i thought it was knitted — good thing i know how to crochet too!

    Reply
    • Jessie
      February 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Slip Stitch crochet does do a pretty good impression of a 1:1 knit rib!

      Reply
  2. Sue
    November 17, 2014 at 8:31 am (3 years ago)

    I get lost where it says “Repeat rows 5~6: 4 more times” because rows 5& 6 have 14 stitches. Do I decrease until I get down to 4 slip stitches, then repeat until I have a total of 24 rows done?

    Reply
    • Jessie
      November 17, 2014 at 11:28 am (3 years ago)

      You found a typo!! I fixed it. You repeat rows 7 ~ 8 4 more times, which will bring you down to 4 sts. Sorry about that.

      Reply
      • n.
        December 27, 2014 at 2:58 pm (3 years ago)

        I still don’t get this step…if I repeat 7-8 four more times it only brings me to 16 rows at 4 sl sts…do I then continue the 4 sl sts until i have 24 rows?

        Reply
        • Jessie
          December 27, 2014 at 4:49 pm (3 years ago)

          Oh, my, I am so sorry, I corrected the typo wrong. It should be 5 ~ 8, so there are 4 rows repeated 4 times, making 16 more rows, which gets you to the correct number. Ugg.

          Reply
  3. Antonia V.
    April 6, 2015 at 1:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I like this pattern, but when I decrease the second time dow to 4 sl sl I have 78 rows. I have been marking the rows on paper noting the # of stitches on certain rows so I don’t lose my place. My question is do make the 4 sl st rows for a length of 9 inches or until it is a total of 9 inches from the beginning, because then I have the button holes afterwards? Same question for the other side as well. Thanks.

    Reply
    • Jessie
      April 6, 2015 at 8:15 pm (2 years ago)

      You repeat row 1 for 9 inches, then you begin the button holes.

      Reply
  4. alyssa
    January 27, 2017 at 1:35 am (5 months ago)

    yup, i’m highly confused. 2 things… first:
    where it says: Repeat rows 59 ~ 62: 4 more times (4 sl sts and 86 rows total at this point), i’ve counted several times and it never gets as high as 86 rows… at that point it should be 78 rows!

    second: I’ve never made a bow tie, so please explain… is it all one continuous piece? or is the 2nd half made separately and they’re tied together?
    thanks!

    Reply
    • Jessie
      January 27, 2017 at 8:31 am (5 months ago)

      You’re right, it should be 78. The bow tie is 2 pieces that buttons together in the back so that it is adjustable.

      Reply
      • alyssa
        January 30, 2017 at 12:20 am (5 months ago)

        thank you, i get it now 🙂

        Reply

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