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Crochet Spiral Scarf

Crochet
September 2005
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 4 inches in double crochet (US) with two strands held together
8.0 mm (L)
140 - 280 yards (128 - 256 m)
This pattern is available for free.

from fuzzy galore: “We like the visual concept of the spiral scarf in Interweave’s new book “Scarf Style” by Pam Allen. But the concept of miles of short rows seemed daunting to say the least. Even when knitting backwards so that the turning is minimized, it’d be a long project composed of very short bits. The obvious other direction to try is lengthwise, but we have real psychological problems with projects where every row gets longer, feeling like we’re sinking into a pit of non-ending. The obvious solution to all this was to try crochet, and only go at it for 3 rows. This little scarf gives just the right effect, and is light and warm too. It seems wider than it really is because of the way it falls, and it can also be worn as a sort of ruff. The Little Flowers give it shots of brighter color and a very discreet sparkle but could be omitted. This is also incredibly easy to make.

We’re pleased to see that this was a good enough idea that it got the actual cover of Interweave Press’ Fall 2005 crochet issue! See, you heard it here first :-).”

“Level of difficulty

Beginner.

Finished measurements

Length: 50”/125cm (measured against the foundation chain).
Width: 3”/8cm.

This uses up precisely a full ball - if you want a larger scarf in either direction, you will have to increase the amount of yarn.

Materials

1 ball Crystal Palace Little Flowers, 9551 flame.
1 ball Crystal Palace Merino Frappe, 146 cherry pie.
Crochet hook size L (8mm)

Gauge
7 dc = 4”/10cm.”