wor·sted[woos-tid, wur-stid] noun 1. firmly twisted yarn or thread spun from combed, stapled wool fibers of the same length, for weaving, knitting, etc. Compare woolen. 2. wool cloth woven from such yarns, having a hard, smooth surface and no nap.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

How to Crochet Spirals

One of the plans Heidi and I have for this blog is to share a few tips and tricks of the trade.  Even though we ourselves are still pretty new at this, we are super excited to share what we have learned.

A super fun technique, that is one of my favorites, it the Spiral or Curly-Que.  I use it for the tops of my pumpkin hats:

My strawberry design sports a couple:
And I even use them to "Funk-ti-fy" some of my school spirit hats as tassels:
Here's how you do it:

Step #1:  You can use any size of hook.  The bigger the hook, the thicker the spiral and visa versa.  With your chosen hook make a chain the length you want your spiral to be.

Step #2:  Now, you will turn and in the second chain from the hook make two single crochets.

Step #3:  Do 2 sc in every chain all the way down.  Is it curling?  It should!

There you go!  Now don't be afraid of playing with it!  Go over it again with a different color and make some edging if you want like my school spirit hat above.  Or maybe try it with a larger stitch.  It's all up to you!  Now go have fun!!

Comment Fun:  All you crocheters out there, what is the cutest or funnest way you have used the spiral technique?  Leave a comment and/ or a link with some pictures!

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