Crochet Tie Back

by Lorene on July 18, 2013

Simple and Sweet
Tie Back/ Headband

This adorable tie back features an easy one piece construction. They work up super quick and I predict they will be big sellers. Because the materials used are very inexpensive and they work up so quickly you can sell them at a very reasonable price.  These simple and sweet tie back headbands are fun to wear too.  Whether for an adult or baby, they are adjustable to fit anyone.

sweet and simple tie back FREE crochet pattern #cre8tioncrochet


crochet free pattern tie back

Finished Size:
Approximately 30” long

Washing Instructions:
These probably won’t need to be washed very often but if you find yours getting dirty simply soak it in some cool water with just a little touch of liquid soap or gentle liquid detergent. Do not rinse under running water as it will cause yarn to pill. Refill sink or basin with clean cool water and rinse in basin until all soap is gone
Lay flat to dry

Cost of Materials:
Less than $0.25 each

Time Involved:
20 minutes give or take a few

Recommended Retail Price:

no gauge for this project

-This tie back is made with one single piece of yarn though you will need to secure one of the two ties on each side of the flowers and I recommend also tacking the flowers down in place so that they are always in the right position. Double check your placement for the ties and the flowers BEFORE you sew them down, you don’t want to have to throw out your work because you stitched something wrong.
-I made some with 3hdc petals and some with hdc petals. You can easily modify this pattern for any flower. Singled, doubled, tripled, layered, etc.


A small amount of any yarn
small needle to finish off

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:

ch- chain

st- stitch

sp- space

sl st- slip stitch
insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch, (two loops on hook), pull loop closest to hook through other loop

sc- single crochet
insert hook into stich or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops

hdc- half double crochet
yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over and pull through stitch (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops


  1. Leaving a 12” long tail. Ch71. Turn and sl st into 2nd space from hook. 1sl st into each of the next 35 sts then ch 42. 
  2. *1sl st into the 4th st from hook to form a ring. Ch1 and 10sc in ring. Sl st into the 1st sc to join ring  **3hdc (or 5hdc) in the next st. 1sl st in the next st. Repeat from ** around ring (5petals). Sl st into the back of the flower (anywhere in the back ). 
  3. Ch5 and repeat from * 2 more times for a total of 3 flowers (or you can do only one or two flowers and move on to the next st)
  4. Ch71. Turn and sl st into 2nd space from hook. 1sl st into each of the next 35sts. Ch37. Fasten off and leave 12” long tail. 
  5. Lay finished piece, face down on a flat surface. Line up all the flowers and the ties the way you want them to be. (I recommend having the raised side of the chain as the finished side). 
  6. Secure loose tie on either side to the back of the flower using the left over tail. Use same piece to tack down the two flowers closest to where you are working.
  7. Repeat for the opposite side.


Now you are finished with your super simple and sweet tie back/ head band. These tie backs are great props for photographers. I use small projects like this to include as free gifts in all of my online sales. It is a great way to promote repeat business. Other small gifts that I sometimes include are these cute flower pins/brooches.

Flower pin patterns

I hope you enjoyed this easy one piece construction tutorial for my simple but sweet tie back/ headband. If you enjoyed this pattern please share it so that others can benefit from it as well. With your continued support I am able to bring you more FREE crochet patterns and crochet business information.


Have fun and as always…
happy hookin’

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

beth August 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Thank you for sharing your pattern!! This is exactly!!! what I was looking for to make for my almost 4 year old little girl. Made one last night and she’s worn it almost all day and looooooves it! Keeps going to her big brothers and her daddy to show it off :) I see many more being made in the near future. Love it that I can complete it in a short amount of time – which is all I have as we’re moving shortly.
Thanks again!!


Lorene August 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm

You are very welcome. I’m glad your little girl loves hers! I have a whole bunch for my little girl too!


Jenn August 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Hi. I was wanting to print this up with the cleanprint option. Is there a way to add the pictures in as well when doing that? Thanks.


Lorene August 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm

As far as I know you can choose everything that you do or do not want to be printed. If there is a problem I can email you the pictures.


Anonymous August 20, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Cut and paste into a word document


Lettie Daffue November 14, 2013 at 10:42 am

Many thanks for this lovely pattern!! I stay in South-Africa and love crocheting, may you be blessed for sharing your pattern.


Lorene November 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm

You are very welcome, thank you.


Krystle January 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

How do you tie it back?


Lorene January 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

with a bow like a shoelace.


Krystle January 17, 2014 at 7:44 am

Thank you


Andreia Andre July 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm


I loved this pattern. Thank you so much.
Please check my FB page and see the result!


Lorene July 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Thank you and you are very welcome. It looks great (I “liked” your page too!)


Swapna September 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Hello, this pattern looks lovely and can’t wait to make it… one question though… since i plan to make it for my 1 year baby girl, do i really need to make it 30″ long / 71 sts? Is there a math by which I can shorten it?



Lorene September 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

I use this size on my lo, when she was a year old… she is not 3. but you can make it as big or small as you want… I like to have room to comfortably tie it.


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