There are so many different things that you can crochet for Dad as a Father's Day gift. Of course, the quintessential gift for Dad is the necktie. It may be something of a joke these days to get Dad a tie for Father's Day but actually, a handmade crochet necktie is a really special option. Dad will think of you every single time that he wears that tie or even notices it hanging in his closet. Here are five of the best crochet necktie patterns for Dad.
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Antique Crochet Patterns shares the free vintage crochet pattern for this 1920's men's tie. The pattern was originally published in Smart Crochet by Universal Publishing. It uses a combination of single crochet and double crochet for its simple design. The creativity of the piece comes from the color change since this necktie pattern is worked in two different colors of crochet thread. Here are some thread crochet tips if you're new to this technique.
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This terrific rainbow crochet necktie pattern is a free download on Ravelry in Erin Horanzy's pattern store. She used rainbow-hued self-striping yarn to create this bold design. Of course, you can use whatever yarn you'd like, so if Dad's style isn't bold enough for the rainbow you can choose a solid colored yarn or a more muted variegated yarn for your own necktie. The crochet pattern is a simple pattern based on the beautiful hdc stitch, relying on easy increases and decreases... for the shaping. It's customizable so you can easily make this tie wider or thinner, longer or shorter, based on your own needs for Dad's gift.
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This beautiful crochet necktie pattern uses cabling for a textured design in a single solid color. The necktie is skinny, which is right on trend for men's ties in the 21st century. The pattern was created by Latvian designer Linda Skuja of ElevenHandmade who sells it very affordably through Etsy. It's a one-skein crochet project worked up in worsted weight yarn.
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Yesterday's Magic on Etsy sells this vintage 1970s crochet necktie pattern. The diagonal stripes and retro colors are so classic and yet the right man could easily pull off this style today. Vary the colors to make the design more contemporary and to suit the tastes of the man in your life. This is a 50" crochet tie made in sports weight yarn.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Mix-and-match your favorite colors to make Dad a whole set of three crochet neckties using this pattern collection from Canadian Designer Sheri K. of EveryDayWomanCrochet on Craftsy. All three of the ties have a striped pattern, but each is different from the other. One has subtle stripes. One has bold stripes. And one is a Tunisian crochet striped scarf. Ribbing, increase/decrease, and star stitch are a few more of the crochet techniques that you'll be able to practice when you purchase... these great crochet patterns.