Tunisian Crochet Tie for Dad

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Tunisian Crochet Tie

Here is a unique twist on a traditional gift for dad or the man in your life! This Tunisian crochet tie will definitely add a fun, handmade touch to his dress outfit or his everyday suit and tie routine. You can work it in his favorite colors or pick colors from his favorite team or his company’s brand colors. There are so many ways to make this tie truly personalized and special for him. If you have never tried Tunisian crochet and would like to learn, check out my Learn Tunisian Crochet in a Week series here.

Tunisian Crochet Tie

Here’s what you need:

Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.

 

Tunisian Abbreviations:

Tss – Tunisian simple stitch (click here for a refresher on how to work a Tunisian simple stitch)

Basic Return Pass: Yarn over and pull through one loop, then yarn over and pull through 2 loops for the rest of the row until you have one loop left on your hook.

Note: You can work this tie in one color or multiple colors.  I used the sequence of 2 rows Chocolate, 2 rows Brick, and 1 row Linen.

 

Ch 8.

Row 1: Tss in the back ridge of each ch; work basic return pass — 8 sts.

Row 2: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; work basic return pass — 9 sts.

Rows 3—7: Rep Row 2 — each row increases by 1 st, ending with 14 sts in Row 7.

Row 8: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 14 sts.

Rows 9—27: Rep Row 8 — 14 sts.

Row 28: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) —13 sts.

Rows 29—32: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) —13 sts.

Row 33: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 12 sts.

Rows 34—37: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 12 sts.

Row 38: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 11 sts.

Rows 39—42: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across  (counts as decrease) — 11 sts.

Row 43: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 10 sts.

Rows 44—47: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 10 sts.

Row 48: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 9 sts.

Row 49: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 9 sts.

Row 50: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 8 sts.

Rows 51—52: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) —8 sts.

Row 53: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 7 sts.

Row 54: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 7 sts.

Row 55: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 6 sts.

Rows 56—62: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 6 sts.

Row 63: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 5 sts.

Rows 64—67: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 5 sts.

Row 68: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 4 sts.

Rows 69—137: Yo (counts as increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw 2 loops across (counts as decrease) —4 sts.

Row 138: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 3 sts.

Row 139: Do not yo (no increase), Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across (counts as decrease) — 2 sts.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

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32 Responses to Tunisian Crochet Tie for Dad

  1. Alessandra June 4, 2013 at 4:12 am #

    nice idea!!!!
    thank you, xxxx Ale

    • Kara June 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      Thanks so much, Ale!

      • ikea September 1, 2013 at 12:57 am #

        Question?? what exactly does it mean when you say ” for return pass”?? are u refering to what u need to do when u reach the end of the row??

        • Kara September 1, 2013 at 11:59 am #

          Yes, that is correct … you pull up all the loops on your hook on the forward pass and work them off on the return pass.

  2. Elisabeth Andree June 4, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    This is nice, thanks for sharing Kara:)

    • Kara June 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      My pleasure, Elisabeth :)

  3. Preeti June 4, 2013 at 6:56 am #

    That’s a very nice idea!! The colors you chose look very nice ! Thanks for sharing:)

    • Kara June 4, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

      Thanks, Preeti :)

  4. Shikha June 4, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    Great idea, Kara! I have been thinking of making something for my father and I think I will make this tie for him. Thanks a ton for the tutorial! Pinned on my board :)

    • Kara June 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

      Oooh … you’ll have to let me know how he likes it :)

  5. Sarah June 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    Great idea and pattern Kara!! My hubby is always complaining that they don’t make ties long enough for him. Now I can crochet one as long as he wants!!

    • Kara June 5, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

      Thanks so much, Sarah!! Let me know how he likes it :)

  6. Inge June 5, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Love it! I like the colours :) Thanks for the pattern. Just finished my first crochet tie which you can see on my blog:

    Guess I am going to crochet this one next.

    • Kara June 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

      Thanks so much, Inge! I’m going to pop over to see yours :)

  7. Marilyn June 6, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Kara,
    I love this pattern. You’ve made me put “learn tunisian crochet” onto my “to do” list! :D

    • Kara June 6, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

      I am really loving the Tunisian. Definitely a must :)

  8. Winnie June 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    This is really beautiful!
    Great idea and I love the result :)

    • Kara June 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

      Thank you, Winnie :)

  9. Eve August 10, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Thanks for this pattern; it is really neat for a man’s gift. I am planning to make this for my grandsons.

    Thanks again for sharing, I appreciate it.

    • Kara August 12, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

      Hope you enjoy it :)

  10. Pamela October 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Hi! I love the idea of this pattern, but I’m unsure of how to do a color change with this stitch. Please help! :-)

  11. Victoria December 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    I love this design I’m looking to make it for a baby how would I change it to be smaller

    • Kara December 14, 2013 at 8:07 am #

      Hi Victoria :) What a cute idea! You can do that in a few ways. You can use a lighter weight yarn and smaller hook or you can eliminate a few of the center stitches throughout.

  12. Lindsay December 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    You have two row 7′s in the pattern. I think that’s a mistake. From what I’m doing, it looks like the second Row 7 should be Row 8, and then the numbers go up from there.

    • Kara December 18, 2013 at 11:03 am #

      Good catch! You are correct … I just fixed it. Thanks for letting me know :)

  13. Miriam March 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Great pattern. I willbe making this for sure for my boys!

    Shouldn’t rows 9-27 repeat row 8 not row 7?

    Thanks!

    • Kara March 25, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

      Yes, you are correct. Just fixed it. Thanks for the catch, Miriam :)

  14. shoshy June 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

    I am finally going to try Tunisian crochet, watched a video about the basic stitch you use in this great looking tie.
    Not sure what is meant by “Tss in each st; for return pass, draw through 2 loops across ” is it the same as Tss in each st but going through a third loop going back?
    Thanks

    • Kara June 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

      I will try to clarify. Remember that Tunisian crochet consists of a forward pass and a reverse pass. Tss stands for Tunisian Simple Stitch. You work a Tunisian Simple Stitch in each stitch across (meaning you are pulling up loops through each vertical bar across. For the reverse pass, you will work these loops off the hook. The basic return pass is yarn over and pull through first loop then yarn over and pull through two loops the rest of the way across. Hope that helps!

      • Shoshy roback June 14, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

        Ok I get it now, thank you

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