I just love this little crochet curly cue, they crochet up in no time and only use scraps of yarn! They are the perfect embellishment for almost any project. I’ve seen them used as hat tassels for a baby or child’s hat and even as accents for crocheted floral arrangements. No matter what project you’re looking to embellish, the curly cue is a technique you must have in your crocheters tool belt!
Beginner? No worries, as usual, I have prepared a completely beginner friendly tutorial to walk you through each step.
For those of you who prefer written instructions:
- Crochet hook size to coordinate with yarn
- Any weight yarn
- Darning needle
- Chain (ch)
- Double Crochet (dc)
You can start with any number of chains depending on the length of the curly cue you wish to make. Keep in mind that the length of the chain will shorten as it curls. In my example using a worsted weight yarn, a chain of 20 + 3 measured 6″. After crocheting, the finished curly cue measured 5″. This is a good rule of thumb to keep in mind when designing your embellishment: expect that it will shrink 1″ from the chain measurement.
Chain any number + 3 (counts as one dc)
2 dc into the fourth chain from the hook.
3 dc into the next chain and in each chain remaining.
Bind off when finished and finger block your curly cue to the proper shape. Sometimes the curly cue loses its spiral shape while crocheting, no worries! Just twist it around and it will take shape.
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