5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Toddler Bow Tie

Crocheted Toddler Bow Tie

Is there anything cuter than a little boy with a bow tie? I think that they are so adorable and they are pretty easy to make, out of both fabric and yarn.

One of the first things I shared on my blog was a sewing tutorial for a little boys boy tie. I still use that pattern to make bow ties for my boys and it is so quick and easy to make and perfect for small amounts of fabric.

Today I am sharing a crocheted version of a bow tie. It is also a quick and easy project to make and great for scrap yarn. You don't need a lot of yarn or time to make an adorable little bow tie.

You could use any worsted weight yarn for this project but I chose to use cotton. I like the smoothness of the cotton yarn vs. the fuzziness of other fibers.

How to Crochet a Toddler Bow Tie

You will need:

  • small amount of cotton worsted weight yarn, Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie in Blueberry 
  • I crochet hook
  • button (1/2" - 5/8")
  • yarn needle
  • scissors 


The bow consists of 3 pieces that are sewn together to create the finished bow tie. It is very easy to adjust the size of the bow tie because only basic single and double crochet stitches are used. 


ch 32, join to first ch with a sl st to create a circle

Round 1: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join with sl st to first stitch to join (32 sc)
Round 2-6: repeat round 1

finish off, cut yarn leaving long tail 

flatten the crocheted piece to create a double layered rectangle with the tail in the center, wrap the tail tightly around the center of the bow a few times to create the bow shape, stitch a couple of times to secure an trim extra yarn. 

Center Wrap

ch 10

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to the end (9 sc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch (9 sc)

finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing, set aside

Neck Strap

My neck strap is 45 dc long but you can make it longer or shorter, start with a ch that is long enough to go around the child's neck with a little bit of overlap, it is better to make it too long than too short because if it is too long you can just button it tighter. 

ch 47 

Row 1: skip first 3 ch (counts as first dc), dc in each ch to the end (45 dc)

finish off and cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing


Stitch a button on the end of the neck strap. I just used the yarn tail to sew through the button holes then weaving in the end.

Place the neck strap centered behind the bow. I put mine so that it was button side down with the bow on top. That way the button is on the inside of the strap, I did this so that when the strap is buttoned any excess strap is on the inside. You can do it either way. 

Then place the center wrap around the center of the bow and strap. Stitch it closed tightly so that the bow and strap are secure. 

You can button the strap between any of the two double crochet stitches. This makes the strap adjustable. 

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