Monday, April 30, 2012


Hair spirals are a cute, classic hair accessory.  Many of you probably remember wearing these in your pigtails when you were a kid!  There are about as many ways to make these as there are people to make them.  I forgot all about them until my friend Monica from The Fine Lime suggested them a few weeks ago. Hair spirals are quick & easy to make & you really can't mess them up.

SUPPLIES:  G (4.0mm) crochet hook, any worsted weight yarn, scissors, yarn needle, stitch marker.

STITCH GUIDE:  CH - chain, HDC - half double crochet, ST(S) - stitch(es).

NOTE:  You can make these longer/shorter and fatter/skinnier... I will include some tips in parentheses as we go to help you customize your spirals.  Experiment with them to see what you like best.

OK, here we go.  This should take you about 15 minutes...

CH 26 (you can make this longer or shorter if you want, but if you change this number, write it down)

Work 2 HDC (or 3, if 2 doesn't make them curly enough for you) in 2nd CH from hook and in each ST across.  (first spiral made)

CH 40 & MARK LAST CHAIN.  (make this chain longer if you have thick hair)

CH 26 again  (this number should be the same as the first)

Work 2 (or 3) HDC in 2nd CH from hook and in next 24 STS.  (just work back to the stitch marker)

Fasten off & weave in ends.  Tie your hair spirals in a bow around a pretty ponytail, attach them to a ponytail holder, or even use them as a bookmark!  Lots of possibilities!

Final note:  You can use Single Crochet or Double Crochet stitches to get thinner or wider spirals.  It's your choice.

 © 2012 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.


  1. Monica McCuistion6/4/12, 7:43 AM

    My momma used to make these for us. Thanks for the pattern. I can now make them for my granddaughter :)

  2. This is the first thing my Grandma taught me to crochet many years ago.

  3. I made it now I can't tie it into a bow

  4. Thank you soooo much for this pattern. I have been looking for it for weeks! I made a couple right away and they came out great. Your instructions are very good and friendly. I am teaching my granddaughter how to crochet and this is a terrific first pattern for her to make and wear! Thanks again.
    M. Fried

  5. This was one of the first items I learned to make. However I only made one spiral with a tail and used it for a bookmark. I sometimes glued wiggly eyes on it and called it a bookworm. Lol. I was only 5 so I know it wasn't a real creative name. Boy seeing this brought back memories.

  6. I have been looking for this pattern! My mom always made these for me and since I just began crocheting I have decided to make some for my daughter! Thanks for posting this easy to follow pattern!

  7. Danyel, thank you very much for your post. For a long time I wanted to learn how to make this hair spirals, now I know how. My mom use to make them for my daughter when she was a little girl. God bless you.

  8. Love this, thanks - have done my first one (of many) tonight. I just know my 8 year old will love this in the morning! :)

  9. I just made my 2 year old 2 of the while watching her cartoons. They were so easy!

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