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A full time stay at home mum, a part time social service volunteer & part time animal ‘foster-er’.

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Helical Scarf

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Helical Scarf
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Helical Scarf and here you can see the helix
Helical Scarf The inspiration

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • fsc, ch, sc, dc, trc

Pattern Description:

This scarf has an odd inspiration. I saw a printed design on the edge of a dress, and somehow thought it looked like the double-helical DNA. Coincidentally that night, one of my favourite T.V shows (The Big Bang Theory) aired an old episode where somehow the otherwise in-the-background DNA model in Sheldon & Leonard's living room seemed to loom really large .. tada! Scarf born!

This scarf is worked from the bottom up, and though a long repeat, is not a difficult one. It also allows you to increase the length as per your choice, and width too, if you chose a thicker yarn.

This pattern has been tested using :
a) 3-ply light acrylic yarn, 50g / 285 yds ; 4 mm crochet hook ;

b) Caron One Pound , 9 oz / 574 yds ; I crochet hook
Comments : Clear instructions and photos , took about 5-6 hrs ; planning on making this again;
it is pretty, fast, easy, and flexible in sizing with a change in yarn and/or hook.
Skill level by tester : Easy

c) Shibui Knits Linen (fingering weight chain-plied 100% linen), 244 yards ; US size G, 4.0mm crochet hook ;
Gauge : blocked, 14 trc and 6 rows = 4";
Comments : Instructions & photos good , took about 10 hrs ; I find this design decorative and very versatile for a variety of fibers and yarn weights. It would be easy to add beads at the picots for an even more decorative look.
Skill level by tester : advanced beginner

d) Bernat Baby Jacard , half skein/50g/173yd , G crochet hook (4.25mm) ; GAUGE: 16 sc 4x4 in ;
Comments : Clear instructions ; Photos : Extremely helpful, I liked the photos to confirm placement of the group stitches and to make sure I had read the directions correctly. They were great to confirm repeats ; took about 5-6 hrs as I was not able to sit down for more than 15 mins at a stretch.
Skill level by tester : Experienced beginner


not critical

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • free size


  • light fingering yarn , 40-50gm / 225-300 yds
  • 4-4.25 mm crochet hook (US 6, G)

Suggested yarn:

250 yards of Fingering weight

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