To create embellishments or unique designs for your projects, learn how to crochet spirals. Make double crochet stitches in a foundation chain so that they are coiled into a corkscrew spiral. You can attach them to blankets and toys or use them to make jewelry. Crochet a flat spiral if you want to make a washcloth, hand towel, or blanket piece with a spiral design. Just work in rounds without joining the rounds so that you get a good effect.
- Make a foundation chain of that many stitches and add 3. To start your corkscrew curl, crochet a foundation chain as long as you want and then add 3 more foundation chain stitches. You can use any size crochet hook you like.
- Keep in mind that the corkscrew curl will not be as long as the foundation chain because it will coil and shrink.
- Make 1 double crochet stitch (dc) in the 4th chain from the hook. Count 4 stitches on your hook and insert the tip of the hook into the foundation stitch. To make dc stitch:
- Wrap the yarn over and pull it through the stitch. Wrap the yarn over and pull it through the first 2 loops. Then wrap the yarn over and pull it through the remaining 2 loops to make 1 double crochet stitch.
- Make 1 more stitch in the same stitch with double crochet. Make 1 more double crochet stitch into the stitch you just finished double crocheting.
- Make 3 dc stitches in the next chain stitch. Wrap the yarn over your hook and insert it into the next chain stitch. Make 3 double crochet stitches in this stitch.
- The work should start to curve.
- Continue working 3 dc in each chain stitch on the foundation chain. Wrap the yarn over the hook and insert it into the next chain stitch. Make 3 dc stitches in this stitch before moving to the next chain stitch. Continue making 3 dc stitches in each chain stitch on the foundation row.
- As you sew in the foundation chains, the work will begin to spiral out.
[Edit]crocheting a flat spiral
- Make a magic ring Twist the end of your thread into a loop and hold it in place with your thumb and forefinger. Insert the hook from front to back and wrap the yarn over. Pull the loop through and yarn over again. Pull tight through the loop.
- Single crochet (sc) 6 stitches around magic ring. Insert your hook from front to back through the starting loop. Before you cross both ends, pull a loop and yarn over. This will make 1 sc stitch. Make 5 more stitches around the magic ring and then pull the yarn tail tight.
- Once you have pulled the thread tight enough the center of the magic ring should come off.
- Make as many sc stitches or double crochet stitches as you want to make a larger spiral.
- Avoid joining the round with a slip stitch. If you use a slip stitch or start with a chain, you’ll actually end up with a flat circle instead of a spiral. Instead, keep crocheting in the round.
- To make a spiral, slide a stitch marker at the end of each row so you can keep track of how many rounds you’ve made.
- Increase the stitches of each row by 6 sc. Place single crochets in the stitches around the magic ring and work on 6 stitches in each round. Remember to divide the 6 stitches evenly in the round.
- For example, for your third round, add 2 single crochet stitches to every other stitch.
- Continue increasing stitches and working a spiral. You can continue crocheting the spiral and adding stitches until the flat spiral is as large as you’d like.
- To finish the spiral, cut off a 2-inch (10 cm) tail and remove the crochet hook. Tie the tail through the last loop and pull it tight. Then weave in the yarn tail.
[Edit]Things you’ll need
- yarn of your choice
- stitch marker
- tightly. http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/blog1.php/video-tutorial-magic-ring