I don't know really why I wanted to make a tie last night while watching Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets again...but I made it, and I think it's the coolested thing. It's all single crochet, really really really easy to do.
- One thingy of Sugar N Cream yarn
- Size H hook
#1-SC in 2nd chain from hook and across (4 sts), Ch 1 and turn.
--Repeat #1 until 29 inches long, or however long you want it to be, I'm not an expert on Ties.
#2- Increase by two sts (6 sts), Ch 1 and turn.
#3- SC across, Ch 1 and turn
--Repeat #3 until 12 inches long, or however.
#4-Increase by two sts (8 sts), Ch 1 and turn.
#5-SC across, Ch 1 and turn
--Repeat #5 until 4 inches long
#6- Increase by two sts (10 sts), Ch 1 and turn.
#7-SC across, Ch 1 and turn
--Repeat for 2 inches
Then start decreasing 2 sts every other row. It'll end up being pointy and voila! You have a tie!
This really is my first original thingy, and I'm not really extremely happy with the point at the end, but I don't know any other way to do it.
And if someone could go get a real tie and measure it or something, and then tell me, I could fix this 5 minute pattern up.
If you don't know how to tie a tie: http://www.tie-a-tie.net/halfwindsor.html