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Topic: Crocheting a snake that coils/spirals  (Read 2095 times)
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Szechenyi
« on: August 22, 2011 12:16:50 PM »

I found this fantastic little snake pattern on Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/leftover-snakes

(sorry for those of you not on Ravelry -- I can't find the pattern anywhere else!)

Problem is, I don't knit, but I'd love to crochet a snake with that clever coil/spiral/curve thing built in, like these snakes. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?
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peihan17
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011 08:58:21 AM »

That is really cute Smiley  I couldn't find the exact same thing in crochet, but there are lots of patterns for a scarf that looks like that, so it'd be flat instead of a 3D stuffie, but maybe you could apply the same idea?

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/crochet/spiral-scarf.shtml
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011 02:59:15 PM »

Could you crochet a tube and stuff it, including some plastic coated craft wire in the length  so you could twist it afterwards? It would also be re-shapeable too.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011 03:35:29 PM »

I have done a few coiled snakes. The first one was knit, but I've since done them in crochet using the same coiling trick.

Crochet the snake so it lays straight, then join your yarn at the tail, take a running stitch all the way up one side (you can make the stitches a bit uneven so most of the yarn is inside), then when you reach the neck pull the yarn tight until you have the coil as tight as you want it; then tie off. The best part is the coil is very adjustable, and you can reposition the coils after it's done.  Smiley
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