Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spiral Crochet Scarf Pattern

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Spiral Crochet Scarf
©2007, Dyeabolical
Pattern is for personal use and may not be reproduced or distributed without the consent of the author
Almost any yarn will work with this project. Different yarns will yield drastically different results for this scarf. All scarves pictured used approximately 150g of yarn.

Gauge for this project is not critical for good results. A tighter gauge will give you a firmer fabric. A looser gauge will give you a softer fabric with more drape.

Appropriate for the yarn chosen.

Foundation Row: Begin with a slip knot. Chain an until the length is approximately the length you want your scarf to be. Justify Full

Row 1: Make a double crochet in 2nd chain from hook. *Make 1 double crochet in the next chain and 2 double crochet in the following chain. Repeat from * to the end of the row. End with 1 double crochet if you have a chain left over.

Row 2 and all following rows: 2 double crochet in each double crochet across the row. Repeat until desired width is reached.

Weave in ends and block. To tighten the spirals during blocking, soak the scarf in a gentle wash. Press the excess water out. Starting at one end begin twisting in the direction of the spiral until you have a tight spiral. Secure either end in clips of a pants hanger run the middle of the scarf around the neck of the hanger. Unclip when dry and give it a few good shakes.

The spiral shape and tightness of the spiral can be affected by changing the first row.

The less full spiral was made by doing 1 double crochet in every chain the first row and completing row 2 & 3 as written in the pattern.

This fuller spiral shape was made by making 2 double crochets in every chain in the first row.


  1. can you do a video and put it on youtube?!

  2. Audrey, what kind of information are you looking for in the video? Specific techniques?

  3. Nice! Do you see the spirals before you block or it just tightens after the blocking?

    I am using pure wool and not acrylic wool. Is it ok?

  4. This is very easy and simple to do...just looking at it, one will think it's kinda it the first time and love the results...Thanks alot!!!!

  5. Thankyou for this pattern. Great with any yarn!

  6. Thank you so much for the best pattern I've found for a ruffled, spiral scarf. I bought yarn today to make about 20, yes 20 of these for Christmas gifts! It is super simple to do, spirals beautifully and turns out looking like something from a fancy boutique! I'm so excited about this project.

    1. Oh wow! So many! I would love to see pictures when they're all done.

  7. Thank you for sharing this terrific pattern! Just gave it a try with a very soft verigated yarn... WOW O WOW!!! It worked up really fast and easy and it definitely looks like an expensive work of art!

    Thanks Bugga for posting the link on SCS!

    A suggestion from a wee one :) My graddaughter, allmost two, tried to cart it off calling it an "ooooooooooooo nake" ... "he soft grammmma" I laughed, and thought 'why not?' She doesn't even mind that he is headless LOL

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    2. It took me a minute to realize "SCS" is spiral crochet scarf! :D :D

  8. WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful and fun to make as well! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern with all of us.

    Thank you, Bugga, for posting this blog site on SCS = Split Coast Stampers. At first I thought it a bit strange listed on a stamping site, but boy am I ever glad you did! My Christmas Shopping/creating is finished!


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