Make this adorable crochet plaid bow tie, perfect for fall and for the holiday! Have little man wear it in family photos, or make a plaid bow headband for baby. Or, you can switch up the colors and make gingham! Perfect for a spring outfit.
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Today I bring you another reader request! One of our friendly group members asked if I could make a crochet plaid bow tie. This crochet plaid bow tie pattern turned out to be a fun and quick little project, and it looks so cute on The Boy. He has always been my super sweet crochet model, I am so blessed to have this kid!

FREE Crochet Pattern: Kid's Crochet Plaid Bow Tie | Make your dapper guy this trendy buffalo plaid bow tie! Perfect for all occasions.


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The thing about buffalo plaid, is that if you switch up the colors, it becomes gingham! So even though plaid has more of a fall/holiday vibe, you can still whip up some of these bows in a bright, spring-ish color way to match the season! This bow tie is also just a bow, and you may know someone who would love to wear it in their hair (I sure do!)


This pattern can be purchased in my shops! It includes tips on choosing colors for your buffalo plaid or gingham bows, and includes 3 sizes! Where would you like to shop today?


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What you need: (affiliate links)
Medium Weight Yarn (Brava by Knit Picks)
(Red, Wine, Black, Dove Heather, Cobblestone Heather, Asphalt Heather)
3.5mm hook 
2 medium-sized buttons
needle and thread
Darning needle

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet 
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sk – Skip


FREE Crochet Pattern: Kid's Crochet Plaid Bow Tie | Make your dapper guy this trendy buffalo plaid bow tie! Perfect for all occasions.

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  1. Hi, Bethany. I am quite confused with the first row after you ch 23. You said to start the first dc on the 2nd ch from the hook. But at the end of the row, I still have an extra chain. Did you mean that after dc 3 with the dark color, I have to put dc in the last ch in mid color?
    If I put dc in the last ch in mid color, then start the second row with the mid color, the color blocks won’t allign with the first row.

          1. OK. I’ve made the tie and the neck strap… but how long to make it since this yarn stretches??? My daughter’s teacher wears a bow tie every day, so I made one in their school colors. If he’s a 17 inch neck, I made three button hole options. Now I’m undecided on how long to make it. 16 inches? Any input??

  2. I have a grandson due in March, his Buffalo plaid beanie is made, now this bowtie, perfect addition to my idea…I just now need some crochet dungarees for a homecoming gift. His nursery is Woodland Themed, he will fit right it! Dp you have any dungaree with suspender patterns in your repertoire? Thank you, I love your patterns and ideas!

  3. Awesome! I have not done any color change work and this would be a great starter. I have barrettes to decorate. Thanks for your generosity and creativity!

  4. I am in love with all your plaid patterns. By any chance, do you have a plaid pattern for a baby sweater? I am expecting my 3rd grandchild and my son loves everything plaid. Would love to surprise him with a plaid baby sweater for his little girl to come home from the hospital in.

    1. Oh congratulations! Currently I don’t, but I have gotten SO many requests, I promise will try to get to all of them. Thank you for the suggestion, I will add it to my list! I am sorry I don’t have it for you!