Twisted Crochet Neck Warmer

Once you start, you can’t stop!

Warning!

Lots of twisted neckwarmers, lots of chocolates and lots of cake and coffee in this post!

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A few weeks ago we had a crochet together at a friend’s house in Langebaan. She is busy crocheting a ripple blanket with REAL merino wool. If you look at and feel her blanket, you just have to try something with real wool as well.

Dalena's ripple and Her cat Roxy

Dalena’s ripple and Her cat Roxy

Then I tried to copy a cowl/snood Dalena crocheted with Merino Wool. I used 2 strands ( African Expressions, Adore and Joy ) together and started with 70 chain stitches as per her recipe. Finished it that afternoon, but when I tried it on, it was a bit scratchy against my neck. Frogged it immediately. It was the Joy which is ?% wool, ?% acrylic, that did the scratching.

Then there was a take 2

Too thick!

Too thick!

A take 3

not happy with the stitch pattern!

not happy with the stitch pattern!

And finally a very successful take 4!

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And somewhere in between all these tries, I accidentally twisted my chain stitches before closing the round/tube! That’s what happens when your toddler pulls on your yarn an hops on and around you.

This one ended up with a double twist!

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I prefer the single twist one and tried to do a picture tutorial for you. Hope this helps you. Once you do the twist at the beginning of you second round, you just go round and round. NO slip stitches to close a round nor any chain stitches to start a new round. Simply and merrily and easily dc, ch1, all around!

Play around with 50 gram skeins, and see what happens. Put different colours and textures together and surprise yourself! Make seven for yourself. One for each day of the week. And then, start making lots more to give or sell to your friends!

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The 50 stitches one was for the smaller neck warmer for Anya. Different yarn combinations would need a different number of stitches. Any number between 50 and 70 can work. You’ll get a feel for it after your first try.

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So grab a skein or two and a large hook and start your twisted neck warmer!

Anya asked for a blue one. I started her first one with 40 stitches. Here she is trying it on.

A bit too tight. Frog!

A bit too tight. Frog!

The second try with 50 stitches was perfect!

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Then came a few more. [ All this whilst I was suppose to finish the larger pink doily rug tutorial for one of the Facebook crochet groups I belong to. We have a CAL in June and about 700 members are crocheting the doily rug! Exciting hey!]

pink and grey

pink and grey

brown merino hand-spun from cowgirlblues

brown merino hand-spun from cowgirlblues

That Red Velvet Cheese Cake was devine!

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another blue one and cheese cake at Mondvol Padstal

another blue one and cheese cake at Mondvol Padstal

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See you soon with the photo tut for the larger doily rug!

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58 thoughts on “Twisted Crochet Neck Warmer

  1. Baie dankie Anneke!! Ek is so geïnspireerd, ek gaan vanoggend my klaargepakte bokse oopmaak (besig om te trek) om wol uit te krap want ek MOET ‘n neck warmer hekel!

    Ek dink in my opgewondenheid lees ek die pen-dikte mis. Kan jy help asb. Lyk soos 10 of dalk 12…

    Groetnis

    Bentjie Langeveld

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  2. Dankie Anneke! Ek kon nie wag nie en het toe maar so op my manier gesukkel tot ek dit reggekry het – maar dis lekker om jou manier ook te sien en jy bly ‘n geweldige inspirasie vir ons almal. Baie dankie daarvoor. Geniet julle vakansie! X

      • Dankie. Jy is n dierbare liefie. Ek ken nie wolle behalwe die raeesah wat ek nou gebruik nir. Wst is die beste en sagste 2 yarns om te meng as geskenk vir iemand wat nie van n krapperigheid om die nek hou nie maar nog steeds mooi sal drape. Xxx

  3. Anneke, baie dankie vir die patroon vir die ‘twisted neckwarmer” Gaan dit definitief probeer. Lekker kuier in Knysna. Groete. Marietjie

  4. His blog is a great find of t-shirt yarn! thanks for visiting me on my world of wool!
    And I congratulate you for your beautiful work and thanks for all the tutorials!
    You have a nice family!
    I hope you have a happy week crochet!

  5. Dis die perfekte saamneem-ding vir my ousus-stoepsit-hekel-kuier net ‘n klipgooi van jou volgende naweek op Jacobsbaai. 2 Hoeke, 4 bolle wol en sal dit nou kaaskoek of tjoklits wees of albei? Dankie vir die inspirasie!

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    • Mama Spins, it depends on the yarn you are using. If I use 2 strands of double knit yarn together, I use a 12 mm hook.
      If I use one strand of double knit yarn, I use a 6 mm hook. Your beginning chain should be about 55cm long.

  9. Hello Anneke hoop dit gaan goed jou twisties is sooo pragtig ek het gister vir my dogter van 17jr ene begin maar myne werk net nie uit nie is nog n beginner met die hekel kan jy asb vir my jou patroon email na Elsabe.Otto@telkomsa.net het nou al die 4de keer oor begin en kan net nie sien waar wat ek verkeerd doen nie ek het die single twisie afgelaai, skies dat ek nou so dom klink sukkel so n bietjie nog met die patrone baie dankie waardeer groete Elsabe

  10. Dear Anneke, I love your blog, your patterns, your T-shirt rugs, PATERNOSTER! So proud South African Crochet Designers are making a big mark on the international stage! Thank you for this lovely pattern and post

  11. Ai maar ek is so lus om te probeer maar hier in die verre noorde is dit te warm vir hierdie om die nek ding. Wonder of mens dit heelwat langer kan maak?

  12. so utterly thrilled to find a South African designer on pinterest…saw crochetinpaternoster and went “Hey, it cant be can it?” Yay! love the neck warmer and have immediately followed you. Thanks so much, I will give it a try as soon as I am done with my scarf( my first crochet piece ever!)

      • Hi I had a look at your other tutorial, thank you makes it look much easier. I am not a very experieced knitter and find the Strawberries and Cream splits so am struggling a bit! I think I crochet too tightly and also I see in the comments that for the 2 strands you used a 12mm hook, I was using a 6mm, so maybe that is why it was so tight.I am determined to get it right as they are stunning and would so like to give them as teacher gifts! One question, are you using UK or US terminology as my doublr knit UK is very small and dense Many thanks.

      • Hi Kiki
        I use US Terminology.
        If you struggle with the Strawberries&Cream, rather use any other soft Double Knit yarn or cotton.
        For one strand a 6 or 7 mm hook is fine. For two strands together, a 10 or 12 mm hook will work.
        Are you on our Facebook Page? I have an album there where I show other people’s twisties and what yarn they used.
        Regards
        Anneke

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  14. Love this will try but want to make it into a twisted shawl. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Somewhat new at this but I believe it will work.

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