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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hair Curlers to Crochet, Free Pattern

Crocheted Hair Curlers


You'll need:

Worsted weight acrylic yarn
Size F crochet hook
Polyester fiberfill to stuff the curlers
Small stick to help stuff the curlers (I used the blunt end of a bamboo skewer.)
Yarn needle for weaving ends



Directions starting at end at loop end/fastener end of the curler:

1.  Ch 20, sl st in 8th ch from hook, turn work and sl st in each ch of loop just made (working these sl sts into the bottom loop of each ch so the loop section will be round), sl st to end of ch length also working these sl sts into the bottom loop of each ch so the cord section of the fasterner will be round.

2.   Ch 1, sc 6 (more for fatter curlers, it's up to you) in base of 1st st from hook, hold up your work so the stitches you just made look like a fan then flip it around and sc  on right side of the 1st st of the 6 sc sts.   (This will keep you working stitches on the right side of your curler.)

3.  Continue working in a spiral crocheting in each st until the curler body (tube) measures 3 inches long, stuffing it with fiberfill as you go.  Careful not to stuff too tightly as the more stuffing you use the harder the curler will be.

4.  To close the tube after stuffing it sc 2 tog until only 1 st remains

5.  Ch 15, sl st in 3rd ch from hook to end.  (Remember to work the sl sts into the bottom loop of each ch so this strip (to be knotted) will be round like a cord.).

Fasten off and weave in loose ends using yarn needle.  Tie a knot in the cord you just made so you can loop the fastener end onto the knot after rolling hair onto the curler.

 Repeat to crochet as many as you need to curl your locks.

Get rollin' and enjoy your curls.
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For knitted rollers see this post

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42 comments:

  1. how unique!! (i'm so glad i keep my hair shorn short so i don't fuss with styling of any kind!)

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  2. What a neat idea! I bought some of those type a while ago from the Vermont Country Store. They were expensive and there weren't enough for my hair. I don't crochet, but I can try. Looks pretty basic. Plus it uses up scraps of yarn. It' a win-win situation!

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    1. Jane, these are a little bit fiddly when you start on the tube, but if you just take it slowly I think you could make them. They're really quick to make. Let me know if you make them.

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  3. What a wonderful idea! I'm trying to grow my hair out and it's going to need some curling. I'm going to try these! Thank you!

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    1. Melanie, these are even soft enough to sleep on. Hope you do try the pattern.

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  4. What a wonderful idea! I'm trying to grow my hair out and it's going to need some curling. I'm going to try these! Thank you!

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  5. Those are just so cute...they look like little wooly worms...lol! I don't use rollers in my hair but those certainly would be comfortable to sleep in! Boy, do I remember the days of trying to sleep on those brush rollers with the plastic pics...yeow!!

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    1. Debby I slept on rollers every night from 7th grade until I graduated high school, and yes, those brush rollers were a pain!

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  6. These are so ingenious! I'll have to make some of these from my scraps soon!

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    1. Thank you, Jill! They're fun to crochet so I know you'll enjoy making them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I wish I'd had these when I was younger! A godsend for anyone who has ever had to sleep in curlers!!

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    1. Amen, Starr! I slept on my arm so my brush rollers didn't quite so bad so I had a perpetual crick in my neck in high school.

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  8. This is so neat!!! My daughter will LOVE these and so much more gentler to sleep in than the foam with pink plastic rollers :) Thank you for sharing these instructions!

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    1. Your daughter will love them, JES. I sleep with them in my hair usually once a week, and they don't bother me a bit.

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  9. very clever and love that variegated yarn!

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  10. I may need to learn to crochet to make these- what a neat idea!

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  11. Now this is a new one to me! How cool! There is a new kid in town. If you have a chance to pop by my blog you'll see Mystery Baby revealed! Have a super blessed day, my friend!

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  12. I CAN NOT wait to show these to Madison tomorrow morning! I want some. :)

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  13. Good morning Toni, I just wanted to let you know that I *featured* this post this morning. Such a fun and usable idea! :)

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  14. Well, aren't these the cutest! Plus they are so nifty :) Thank you so much, my friend, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. These will be featured at tomorrow's party. Hugs to you!

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  15. Great idea! I might have to give these a try!

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  16. Such a cute idea! Hopped over from your feature at Roses of Inspiration blog hop.

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  17. I would never have thought of crocheting curlers. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing and Have a Fabulous Day! #Rose of Inspiration

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  18. What a fun idea! Love your choice of yarn.
    Amalia
    xo

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  19. Muito lindo!!
    Prazer em conhecer.
    Janicce

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  20. Oh, look how perfectly darling these are! You did a lovely job, dear Toni and I love the varigated yarn you used too...:). Thank you for sharing your wonderful instructions...I confess I don't crochet (as yet!), but my sister loves it! She did, in fact, attempt to teach me a few weeks ago...I have always just preferred knitting. But perhaps I will show her your hair curlers...sure she'd be interested!
    Hope you are having a delightful Thursday!
    Hugs to you!
    Kelly-Anne

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  21. Wow! What an awesome idea! I love your yard. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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  22. hello toni,
    what a beautiful idea! thanks for sharing the instructions.
    wish you a nice week,
    regina

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  23. Those are great. I remember the years of the big plastic hard rollers that you had to sleep on. How inventive you are!

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    1. Thank you, Elaine, but I'm not really that inventive. Several years ago I knitted some curlers (another person's pattern) and wanted to make more so I copied the basic shape of those only with crochet stitches as crocheting is faster, much faster. Alas, some don't knit so I thought I'd post this for the other crocheters out there.

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  24. ♩♬ه° ·.
    Nice!

    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ♩♬ه° ·.

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  25. What a super idea. I would have never thought of this. These curlers sure beat the old-time big, plastic curlers that hurt when you slept on them. Great idea.

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  26. What a great idea! I remember sleeping in those foam plastic curlers. They were so uncomfortable! {{HUGS}}

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  27. Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ⋰˚هჱ
    ♬✿゚。ه

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  28. Neat project and nice job on the curlers!

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  29. These are incredibly cute, but as you will see, I am not a highly intelligent reader! Toni, I thought that they were knitted sweet pea pods!!! lol Turns out they are practical and I think would be pretty comfortable to sleep on :)
    I've missed you lately and am getting so much better from the Lyme disease! God has been clearly leading us lately and we are so, so thankful!!

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  30. These are incredibly cute, but as you will see, I am not a highly intelligent reader! Toni, I thought that they were knitted sweet pea pods!!! lol Turns out they are practical and I think would be pretty comfortable to sleep on :)
    I hope you are well, friend!
    I've missed you lately and am getting so much better from the Lyme disease! God has been clearly leading us lately and we are so, so thankful!!

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  31. That is so creative! I bet these are much more comfy than traditional hair curlers.

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  32. Oh my gosh! I love these! Starting them right now for my youngest Grandgirl! :-)

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