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How To Crochet A Corkscrew Spiral: Exploring Stitch Variations
"Learn how to crochet corkscrew spirals step-by-step. Find out how different stitches produce different curls in your crochet spirals. Crochet corkscrew spirals are an exciting technique that can add a whimsical touch to your crochet projects. In this post, I'd like to show you how to crochet a corkscrew spiral in various ways. I decided to do a little experiment with different stitches to see the difference in stitch variation and stitch counts and thought I'd share my findings with you. I've crocheted many projects using this twirly technique and I wanted to see exactly what kind of effect adding more stitches to each chain or using a different stitch would have on the outcome of the project. "
Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook
Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)
Crochet GaugeFor this experiment, gauge is not crucial. But just for reference, with DK yarn I had 17 stitches & 16 rows in sc = 4” (10 cm) square with a 4.5 mm hook
Finished SizeVariable sizes depending on stitch used: 5 - 7 cm in length
Classic DK weight yarn (Paintbox Yarns Simply DK)
- 4mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle