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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
FUN CURLY WURLIES or SCRUNCHIES FOR HAIR
FUN CURLY WURLIES or SCRUNCHIES FOR HAIR
( #Blogaday 11/365 )
I am going to attend a wedding shortly and I
thought that I’d take a little gift for the niece of the bride. That young thing has been the ‘princess’ of
the house all along, and on the wedding day, someone is going to steal her
thunder.. so thought I’d add a little rainbow there for her ;)
I battled between this title and ‘fun wiggly
squigglies for the hair’ for this blog... and curly wurlies won .. LOL ;)
Materials used:Today I’ve used some of our lovely Indian Oswal Cashmilon 4-ply
yarns with a 4 mm crochet hook
Abbreviations used :
fsc : Foundation single crochet dc
: Double crochet
Hdc : Half
Double Crochet : yo, insert hk
into st ; yo (3 lps on hk), yo, draw through all 3 lps. One hdc made.
half double crochet :
A really lovely way to start a foundation row of chainless double crochet. This unique way of starting makes your
project even https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90iUfQ-_1IM
I just made a lovely beanie with some lovely
squiggly wiggly stuff off the top of the beanie, and thought that this would be
a superb addition to a rubber band.
What do you need ?
One rubber band ; bits of yarn (as multicolored
as you can get) and a 4 mm crochet hook (or a hk for the yarn size you’re
This first curly wurly scrunchy is made with a
long chain that you start with and then work sc (or hdc) all the way down. Changing the number of sts you work in each
chain gives it a nice spiral squiggly wiggly finish, and it is so simple, that
you’ll have a laugh making these up.
They make up really fast, can be made to any length and with any yarn. So come along and see how we get this done.
Oh, as this is just a 2 row instruction, I am
just going to write it out as a paragraph.
Attach the yarn securely to the rubber band to start, and then we’ll work a chain of say 27-30 sts
from it. The number of stitches does
decide on how long you want your squiggly wiggly and work that many chain.
Note :Remember that you need to
weave in the start bit of yarn into the chain, so that when you work your sc,
you will have the ends neatly secured and reduce the amount of glue you’d need to
fasten ends for a neat finish. ;)
At the end of the chain, turn and work 3 sc
in the 2nd ch from hk ; (2 sc in the next ch ; 3 sc in the next
ch) ; rep (to) all the way down to the end. Check Note*
When you reach the rubber band, work one sc
going around the rubber band to secure your yarn and then fasten off.
the number of sts you work in each ch is what makes your spirals. So if you’re working with a thicker yarn, you
could work in 2 sts and 1 st alternating (as against 3 sts and 2 sts mentioned
above) and still get a spiral. So play with the number of stitches and watch
your spiral grow.
Now before you fasten off
decide if you are going to use this color again for the next spiral .. if yes,
you could keep the yarn, and work it once again after you’ve added another
color. So you then work the second color
and slip your 1st color along (like you would do when using 2 colors
regularly), and after you work Color 2, you could switch Color 1 in again.
You could also fasten off Color 1, add in the
next color yarn and keep going, probably returning to a color you’ve used
before. The only worry with this is that you will have a lot more ends to weave
in and glue neatly away.. but these are not crucial to the pattern, so go ahead
.. create and be different!
Finally, once you’ve made one squiggly wiggle,
you’ll know what length you have with the number of stitches you’ve started
with, so just play with the number of stitches and get different lengths – and
they’ll look totally adorable when they bob atop your lil girls head .. a
rainbow flurry of colour!
I followed this pattern as per the instructions,
but when I worked my project, I did one extra row. So the 1st row is just sc all
around the rubber band till it is neatly covered. The number of sc does not matter. I then worked the petals around a few of the
sc and thought that I needed MORE petals.. which meant that I needed more sc. So I ripped out the petals I’d made and added
one more round of sc, increasing sc every few sts. There is no specific order or requirement on
how many you need to increase. I just decided to throw in an extra sc every 3rd
or 4th st, without counting.
As it is, when you make your petals, you work two petals per sc.
So before you rush off, here’s what you could
do. Count that first round of sc that
you have worked to cover your rubber band, and multiply by 2. This will be the number of petals you have
around… and then you can decide if you want to increase the sc in that first
cover round itself. Of course, you could
follow my (mistake) beaten path and work a few petals, see if you think the
squiggly wiggly madness is good enough, and then decide on your next course of
action too ;) After all, the creativity
and fun of an end product is in this madness .. so have fun and spread smiles.
Curly wurly 3
For my final creation, I used this free pattern
for a scrunchie from
I have added a photo tutorial as well as a You-tube video here to (hopefully) get you to understand how I worked this scrunchie.
I personally think that the multicolor yarn has
added to the ooh-effect for this pattern, but I also think this lovely pattern
will look fabulous no matter which yarn used.
Before I go any further, let me reiterate that this is not my pattern
and I have added a video only to make it simpler for me to remember what I did
with this creation .. and if it helps someone else along as well, then Yaay!
OK, so for this final pattern, I am not sure if
I have done exactly what the designer intended, but I like what I have ended up
with. I could be right and this is what
the designer intended, in which case Yaay! And if I have made something
different, then Yaay for you as you have two patterns with this one link. J
I started with the magic circle per pattern (trc + ch 1)
I worked 9 trc in the 1st trc (after sl-st and going down to the end of the 1st trc)
This is the next trc. On the right you can see the 9 trc worked on the 1st st, and then I have grabbed that 2nd trc of Round 2.
I have now worked 2 trc on that 2nd st (yes, confusing because all of them are trc, but the 9 trc are now being worked around the trc of the 1st round. See?)
I have now completed the trc around the back, and here you can see the front part of the 9 trc and the second set of trc being worked from around the back - making this long 18-trc set look like a wing.
For the 2nd ruffle, grab the next trc around the back, and turning your hook and project, work 9 trc from around the back to the top (and then front)
I have completed the 9 trc for the 2nd ruffle around the back, and now work 9 trc around the front of the next trc.
and here are two completed ruffles. So basically start working your trc for 1st ruffle, go around the top and onto the back to complete one ruffle. Start the next ruffle around the back, work around the top and front to complete the next ruffle and so on. Sounds complicated, but you need to just pick up your hook and work it!
So I worked the magic circle and then the trc ;
ch 1 all around.
I then turned my work 90˚ and worked along the
trc as instructed. For the 1st
trc, we work down to the end of the st (closest to the rubber band, so to say),
and work back up to the end of the scrunchie, working 9 trc in each vertical
bar of the trc. Then I worked the other
part of the stitch around the back of the scrunchie, picking up the next trc
that logically comes to your left.
So basically, you are working to the left, as we
always do – and working 9 trc in one trc along one side till you reach the end,
flipping around and working the next 9 trc along the next trc to the left. 18 trc therefore create one beautiful flap or
petal of this pattern.
This is why the designer said at the start that
you need an even number of trc, because each petal or
ruffle has two parts along 2 trc. Got
Once I got this figured, I marveled at the
imagination of the designer who has thought this through, but I do wish there
was a video link.. so here’s what I have done to make my creation. I hope this works for you too.
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