Quick, easy and pretty darn fun.
Crochet spiral curly cues are made with a single stitch, the double crochet, so knowing how to crochet a double crochet will be helpful, but not required. Our goal was to make this tutorial easy enough for a beginner to follow.
Although we used medium weight yarn for our demonstration, you can use any weight yarn, smooth or textured. Choose a hook that coordinates with the yarn. If you need help with this, refer to the yarn label for a recommended hook size.
put it to use
When to use a crochet spiral curly cue in your project
Curly cues are great additions to hats, especially those with ear flaps. We’ve also seen them used for tails and tentacles in various amigurumi projects. They’re also great in place of tassels or fringe.
Used in Demonstration
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (Colorway pictured: Delightful, white)
- 6 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
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This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.
- Ch Chain
- Dc Double Crochet
- Hk Hook
- Rep Repeat
- St(s) Stitch(es)
Row 1: Ch any number of sts that measure 2″ longer than the desired curly cue length. Add 3 more ch. 2 dc in 4th ch from hk. *3 dc in next ch. Rep from * to end of row.
Fasten off and use your fingers to twist the spiral curly into shape if needed. Use end to attach to project or weave them in.