How to crochet a hair spiral or corkscrew ponytail holder

Hello my dear friends 🙂 I love hair spirals

In the late 70s and early 80s you saw these retro spirals in almost every ponytail. And now I love it when my cute spirals bounce around with every move my little girls are making.

It is easy and you will have fun to make and wear it.

I used Schachenmayr Bravo yarn with a 3.5 mm hook.

First curly part: chain 32, work 2 hdc in your second chain from your hook and then 2 hdc in each stitch across (=60hdc)


Now chain 20, mark your last chain with a stitch marker – I did not have one so I used a little piece of yarn.


Second curly part: chain 32 – in connection of your 20 chains – work 2 hdc in your second chain from your hook and then 2 hdc in each stitch across until you reach your stitch marker. Slip Stitch in your stitch marker (=60hdc)
Fasten off and weave in your ends.


Done. That was easy and it took me only a few minutes. 🙂 Now you can tie your hair spiral in a bow around your kids pretty ponytail.

You can make these longer or shorter – with more or less chains – or fatter or skinnier – with dc or sc.






Have fun with your hair spirals and have a nice day.
See you soon

19 thoughts on “How to crochet a hair spiral or corkscrew ponytail holder

  1. Thank you so much for posting this! My grandma used to make these for me and I know several little girls who will love them too! Putting some in my prize box for my 1st grade class!

  2. Long I made these for my girls now they are grand mothers. I went online looking everywhere for a pattern to make these spiral hair ties for my great grand daughter. These are the best online. Thank you.

  3. brilliant, want to add a bunch of them to an infinity scarf, as a cluster, thankyou they’ll also look lovely in my granddaughters hair. thankyou again

  4. My daughters had these when they were young and passed them to their daughters. They all were lost after two generations. Now they want them for their granddaughters and are counting on me to make them. Thank you for posting these instructions. I am off to crochet.

  5. I remember when I had that spiral corkscrew ponytail that my grandmother made when I was a child I was a had this pattern

  6. I use to make these a long time ago. I am happy you posted this because they are fun for everyone. Thank you.

  7. THANK YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH for sharing this!! My granddaughters will look adorable sporting these!!

  8. I just love these…and I know of several young girls that will love them too. Thank you for posting these!

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