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3 Crochet Scrunchie Patterns (FREE)
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The 80's are back! Try these easy crochet scrunchie patterns out today!  Crochet scrunchies are ideal projects for beginners because they are super easy to crochet and they take very little time to complete.

You can use them to jazz up your ponytail and they make cute quick gifts you can give your friends and family.

You can just just about any scrap yarn you've got lying around, which makes these little cuties great stash busters! You can make them in one color or combine a couple of different colours, add embellishments, make them thin or thick, whatever tickles your fancy.

Let me show you how to crochet a scrunchie in a few different ways so you can choose your favourite.

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How To Crochet A Scrunchie

What You’ll Learn

  • How to crochet a Scrunchie in one colour  (for beginners)
  • How to crochet a Scrunchie in several colors
  • How to add embellishments to your scrunchie
  • Different techniques to crochet a scrunchie
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about crochet Scrunchies

Materials Needed

  • Some classic worsted weight yarn (colors of your choice). Any yarn would do really, even if it's fuzzy (if you're a beginner, you might want to avoid fuzzy yarns, but they do look great for these types of scrunchies).
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  • Crochet hook that fits your yarn. Generally I use between a size G/4mm to H/5mm hook.

Abbreviations for All Patterns

(See abbreviations for individual patterns below)

  • mc = magic circle
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • fo = fasten off

Skill Level

Beginner

Skill Level

Beginner


Note

I use US crochet terms. Here's a US/UK Conversion Chart

US vs. UK Crochet Terms & Symbols
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Gauge

Note: Gauge is not crucial for this crochet scrunchie. Just make sure you have enough stitches on the elastic hair tie so you don't see the tie through your stitches. But don't make too many stitches that would stretch out your hair scrunchie too much.


1. How To Crochet A Scrunchie (1 Round, Free Pattern)

Crochet Scrunchie Free Pattern

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sl st = slip stitch

Round 1:

  • Tie yarn with a knot around your elastic hair tie. Insert your yarn through your hair tie and tie 2 knots to secure it.
  • (sc into elastic hair tie, ch 5), repeat brackets around. (the number of stitches will depend on the diameter of your hair tie. Make sure to push your stitches together as you work so you don't have gaps showing your hair tie in between).
  • join to first st with a sl st, leave a 4 inch tail, cut off yarn & fasten off.
  • Use your yarn needle to weave in ends.

2. Crochet Hair Scrunchie Pattern (3 rounds, 2 colors)

Crochet Scrunchie Pattern Free

Abbreviations:

mc = magic circle
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches

Round 1

  • Start off by tying a slip knot on your crochet hook. Remove the slip knot. Insert your hook through the elastic hair tie, pick up your slip knot, and make 1 sc to attach your yarn to your hair tie (essentially, your elastic hair band will act as the center of a Magic Circle and you'll be working your stitches into the hair tie).
  • ch 1, continue to sc through the hair tie, all around, until you've covered it completely with your sc stitches. (the number of stitches will depend on the diameter of your hair tie. Make sure to push your stitches together as you work so you don't have gaps showing your hair tie in between).
  • Join to first stitch with a sl st

Round 2

  • Ch 2 (counts as first double crochet)
  • 2 dc into that same stitch
  • 3 dc into the next stitch and each stitch around (you will notice your scrunchie starting to become wavy as you work these stitches)
  • Join to first st with a sl st, 
  • Leave a 4 inch tail, cut off yarn & fasten off.

Round 3

  • Change to color 2 yarn, insert hook into last st of previous round
  • Join color 2 with a slip knot, ch 1
  • sc each stitch around
  • Join to first st with a sl st, 
  • Leave a 4 inch tail, cut off yarn & fasten off.
  • Use your yarn needle to weave in ends.

3. Crochet Ruffle Scrunchie Pattern (3 rounds, 3 colors)

Crochet Scrunchie Pattern Free

Abbreviations:

mc = magic circle
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches


Round 1

  • With yarn color 1, start off by tying a slip knot on your crochet hook. Remove the slip knot. Insert your hook through the elastic hair tie, pick up your slip knot, and make 1 hdc to attach your yarn to your hair tie (essentially, your elastic hair band will act as the center of a Magic Circle and you'll be working your stitches into the hair tie)
  • Ch 1, continue to hdc through the hair tie, all around, until you've covered it completely with your hdc stitches. (the number of stitches will depend on the diameter of your hair tie. Make sure to push your stitches together as you work so you don't have gaps showing your hair tie in between).
  • Join to first stitch with sl st, leave a 4 inch tail, cut off yarn & fasten off.

Round 2

  • Change to yarn color 2, ch 1 (counts as first hdc)
  • 2 hdc into that same stitch
  • 3 hdc into the next stitch and each stitch around
  • join to first st with a sl st, leave a 4 inch tail, cut off yarn & fasten off.

Round 3

  • Change to yarn color 3, ch 1
  • sc into each stitch around
  • join to first st with a sl st, leave a 4 inch tail, cut off yarn & fasten off.
  • Use your yarn needle to weave in ends.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I'll answer some of the questions people ask most about crocheting Granny Squares like:

How do you crochet a scrunchie?

There are several ways you can crochet a scrunchie. Most are very beginner-friendly. Here are 4 methods you will find in the patterns above:

  1. Using sc stitches around the elastic hair tie as a base, then 3dc in each stitch around
  2. Using hdc stitches around the elastic hair tie as a base, then 3hdc in each stitch around. Finish off with sc in each stitch around for the final round.
  3. Attach yarn to hair tie. Make *(sc, ch 5) repeated all around
  4. Use the knit stitch to crochet a rectangle approx. (40cm x 15cm) (15 x 6 inches). Sew the short ends together. Place elastic hair tie in middle, fold over and sc the long edges together.
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What yarn is best for crochet scrunchies?

The great thing about crochet scrunchies is you can literally use any scrap yarn you've got lying around. For a chunky scrunchie, you'd want to use a bulky weight yarn. If you only have thin crochet cotton thread, you could still use it to crochet a scrunchie by adding more stitches to ruffle it up.

You could you acrylic yarn, cotton, bamboo, anything really. Just make sure to use a corresponding crochet hook size.

Crochet scrunchies are such quick and easy projects, you could try out different types of yarn and check which looks best and more importantly, which holds your hair up best. You don't want your scrunchie slipping off your hair!

Can you use acrylic yarn for scrunchies?

Yes! Acrylic yarn is a good choice for crochet scrunchies because it is durable, can be easily washed and dried, and comes in a variety of wonderful colors. You could even use faux fur to crochet a nice fluffy scrunchie.

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How do you attach yarn to hair ties?

You can attach yarn to hair ties by:

  1. Simply tying a knot around your hair tie with your yarn. Insert your yarn through your hair tie and tie 2 knots to secure it.
  2. Make a slip knot on your crochet hook. Remove the slip knot. Insert your hook through the elastic hair tie, pick up your slip knot, and make 1 sc to attach your yarn to your hair tie (essentially, your elastic hair band will act as the center of a Magic Circle and you'll be working your stitches into the hair tie)

Is a scrunchie better for your hair?

Yes! Scrunchies are definitely better for your hair than plain elastic hair ties. Scrunchies are good because they:

  • Cause less friction with your hair
  • Prevent dents in you hair after you remove them from your pony tail or hair bun
  • Prevent breakage of your hair. Elastic hair ties cut into your hair shaft causing fraying
  • Are less damaging to hair
  • Prevent hair loss because you won't end up pulling out hair while removing scrunchie
  • Reduce static in hair as there is less friction while removing them
  • Reduce hair frizz while removing them
  • Are gentle on locks & strands, ideal for curly hair.

Are oversized scrunchies in Style 2022?

80's style scrunchies have definitely made a comeback this year. Wearing these cute accessories make you look funky, yet put-together.  According to Today.com, "2022 is going to give the word casual a whole new meaning and it's starting with the oversized brunch scrunchie! It's perfect for dressing up a casual look and gives your everyday bun a big boost." 

I hope you enjoyed these crochet scrunchie patterns. All you need to do now is give them a shot and choose your favorite! You'll end up making a whole lot and gifting them to friends and family. Oh, isn't this just the easiest and fastest crochet project ever?

Let me know if you have any questions and...

Happy crocheting!


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