Men's crocheted Ties
Thank you Ruth Edens
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Materials: Clark's Knit crochet : 1 ball of 3 different colors
Steel crochet hook # 7
With A, make a tight ch of 30 stitches. (Entire tie should be crocheted very tightly)
Row 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook sc in each ch. Work should measure 2 ¼ inches. If longer, take out stitches and cut off chains. Make 2 sc in last ch to increase. ch 1, turn
Row 2: Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn
Row 3: Sc in each st across, 2 sc in last stitch, ch 1, turn
Row 4 - 27: incl: Alternate second and third rows working colors pattern as follows: at end of 6th Row attach color B and work 2 rows; then 2 rows of color A; then 2 rows of color C, 6 rows of color A. this completes the color pattern for the entire tie.
Row 28: Sc across to next to last sc, ch 1, turn . (This is the decrease to shape side of tie).
Row 29: Sc across, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn.
Row 30-41: Alternate 28th and 29th rows. From here on, to shape tie, make 1 increase every 6th Row and 1 decrease every other row, until there are 13 stripes in the pattern.
Tie should now measure 1 ¼ " in width. for the next 15 inches, work as follows:
Odd Row: Sc across, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn.
Even rows: Sc to next to last sc, ch 1 turn.
Shape other end of tie by increasing 1 stripe every 2 inches. When the tie has 31 stripes, work the even row with a sc in every st to bring work to a point. Finish with 6 rows of Color A.