Sour Grapes

Feb 1, 2006
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by Pinpilan Wangsai


Sour Grapes ScarfI have poker straight hair, so I've always wanted curly ringlets that I can twirl around my fingers absentmindedly as I chatter away. Unfortunately, curly hair looks about as natural on me as a goatee. So I decided to make the next best thing, a curly scarf. And that's how this scarf was born. The sentiment behind it's conception, it's grape vine-like curl, and the two-tone berry colour all led to it's name: Sour Grapes.

Materials List

  • Main Colour (MC): Jaeger Siena (153 yds/140m per 50g), Blush, 1 ball
  • Contrast Colour (CC): Bouton D'or Mango (120 yds/110m per 50g), Prune, 1 ball
  • 3.25mm (size D/3) crochet hook


When changing color you do not need to fasten off at each color change. Simply drop the last color and pick up and pull through the next color.

The Pattern


1st curl: Using MC, ch 35. Sc into third ch from hook. Sc all the way back to end of ch.

2nd curl: Join CC, ch 35. Sc into third ch from hook. Sc all the way back to end of ch.

*3rd curl: Pull MC through loop on hook, ch 35. Sc into third ch from hook. Sc all the way back to end of ch.

4th curl: Pull CC through loop on hook, ch 35. Sc into third ch from hook. Sc all the way back to end of ch.*

Rep from * to * until you've got the length you want. To curl, just use your finger to twist the strip into a tight ringlet. When you let go the strip will hold the curl. Curl the strips as you go, or you can save them up and have one big curl fest when you're all done. Weave in the ends and you're good to go.

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venom wrote
on Jun 7, 2007 11:42 AM
just came across your site.

nice site and i see you have some pretty original ideas (eventhough im a guy)

you're so cute too

keep it up -]Pin Pin[- :p

laurieb1 wrote
on Jan 28, 2008 11:31 AM
Thank you so much for this pattern! It is so cute and creative, I just had to try it. I haven't crocheted for a million years and what I had done was pretty limited, so I loved the simplicity of this. I used 3 colours of quite fine yarn and the only crochet hook I had at the time. I get complimented all the time with people often coming in close to try and see how it is done. I always confess that, alas it is not my pattern, only borrowed. I live in a small rather artsy community and had thought it wouldn't surprise me if soon, many women were sporting similar scarves!
Then I got a call from an aquaintance asking if I would show her and her church friends how to make it. Well my first thought was that I am not really qualified as I am really just a beginner. Then my next and more important thought - "Do you mind, it is your pattern after all"
Please let me know what you think.
Thanks again for your terrific creativity, it has inspired me, and many others!

If you would like to see my scarf I could send you a pic.

wheatiegirl wrote
on Apr 22, 2009 3:38 PM

I love this

earcutat wrote
on May 27, 2009 11:34 PM

i love it !but i think i won’t make it until this summer go away ~~~thank you for sharing!

Caty_Did wrote
on Jan 19, 2010 12:23 PM

this is the CUTEST... i'll have to make one to ski in!

on Feb 2, 2010 8:56 AM

I loved making it.  It is a gift for a young lady and I think she'll love it.  I'm making them for valentine gifts for all the girls.  Maybe even me.  Very easy to make.  I did 3 colors.  Was noy sure of the length to make.  I did abou 36".  If she wants more I will add.