Free crochet scrunchie patterns

7 FREE Crochet Scrunchie Patterns
Funky DIY Hair Accessories

I’ve recently been checking out some crochet scrunchie patterns and was blown away by the coolest ideas & creative twists! 

There's everything from velvet scrunchie patterns, to lacy & ruffle scrunchie patterns and all are very quick & easy beginner friendly projects.


Oh man! These are just so exciting cuz crochet scrunchies have made a real come-back from the '80s & 90's.

You can make them in different sizes to wear on your wrist or hold up your ponytail or bun.

The cool thing is that they make for some real funky hair accessories AND they're good for your hair as well! No tearing out hair while removing your regular elastic hairband!

I looked around a bit for some really cool designs and thought I’d share them with you for some inspiration.

I also designed a few myself. You'll find my written scrunchie crochet patterns here.

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I also designed some scrunchie tags that you can add to display your scrunchies nicely when you're gifting or selling them. 

Scrunchie Tags


You might have some questions about how to crochet a scrunchie, so I’ve added a FAQs section at the bottom of this post where you’ll find answers to everything related to crochet hair scrunchies.

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In this pattern, Sarah teaches you how to make cute crochet scrunchies with this free easy pattern that’s perfect for beginners. 

These 90’s style scrunchies are so fun to make, you can easily whip up a batch to give to family and friends. They make a great handmade gift that you can make, even at the last minute.

Terms: US Terms

Skill Level: Beginner


- Elastic hair tie.
- A small ball of worsted weight yarn.
- Size “J” 6mm size crochet hook, or whatever crochet hook size is appropriate your skein of yarn.
- A blunt tapestry needle to sew in the ends.

Donna shows a simple crochet scrunchie pattern that she used when she was a teenager back in the '80s! It's an easy tutorial on how to crochet scrunchies.

She includes both a written crochet scrunchie pattern (pdf) and a crochet scrunchie video tutorial as well.

Terms: US Terms

Skill Level: Beginner

- Elastic hair tie
- DK #3 yarn Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton
- Size F (3.5 mm) crochet hook
- Scissors
- Tapestry needle

Crochet Scrunchie Free Pattern - Naztazia

This velvet crochet pattern uses the concept of hyperbolic crochet to create these cute ruffled scrunchie.

This type of velvet yarn makes it super easy and fast to crochet these scrunchies and gives them a lovely soft & chunky texture. 

You can really make a ton of scrunchies all at once and give them away as gifts!

Tamara also includes a video tutorial for this hyperbolic velvet crochet scrunchie on her blog.

Terms: US Terms

Skill Level: Beginner

- Elastic hair tie
- Bernat Baby VelvetUS-G, 4.0mm hook
- Bernat Crushed VelvetUS-H, 5mm hook
- Bernat VelvetUS-J, 6mm hook
- Tapestry needle

Free Crochet Scrunchie Pattern - Mooglyblog

This scrunchie is made with a 100% cotton yarn. It is crocheted directly onto a basic hair elastic, and has a really frilly vibe to it.

This easy scrunchie pattern is very feminine and delicate. It is also a fairly quick project too.

She also has a video tutorial for her cotton scrunchie here.

Terms: US Terms

Skill Level: Beginner

- Elastic hair tie
- 1 skein of Sirdar Cotton DK (or any other 100% cotton yarn in DK/Light 3 yarn)
- 4mm crochet hook
- Scissors
- Tapestry needle

Crochet Scrunchie Free Pattern

This lacy scrunchie pattern uses very high-quality and durable cotton yarn that is mold resistant and has an intense lasting color.

The Mercerizing brand makes cotton yarn glossy and shiny, it keeps its shape and doesn’t shrink in the wash. 
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Skill Level: Beginner

- Elastic hair tie
- Mercerized Egyptian Giza cotton,(50g= 125m/ 1.76oz= 136 yards)
- 3 mm hook
- Scissors
- Tapestry needle

crochet scrunchie free pattern - turquiosewithvanilla

Velvet yarn just gives a truly luxurious texture, so why not use it for these cute crocheted scrunchies?

You can make your scrunchies in different sizes to use for different purposes. You can crochet a small one to hold up your ponytail, or a larger one to hold up your top knot or messy bun. 

You could even wear them around your wrist, of course, which makes them ideal gifts for girls with short hair too!

Terms: US Terms

Skill Level: Beginner

- Elastic hair tie
- Velvet yarn
- 9mm crochet hook
- Scissors
- Tapestry needle

This is a collection of 3 ways to crochet hair scrunchies that I'd written up some time ago. I made these for my 6-year old daughter who loves to tie up her pony tail with ruffled scrunchies.  She also loves wearing them around her arm and her friends have all been asking for some too!

Terms: US Terms

Skill Level: Beginner

- Elastic hair tie
- Some classic worsted weight yarn 
- 4.5 mm crochet hook
- Scissors
- Tapestry needle

Frequently Asked Questions About Crochet Scrunchies

Before you start with your first crochet scrunchie, you might have some questions, which is totally normal.

Have a quick look at these FAQs to get more clarity and if you have any other questions that I haven't answered here, please feel free to send me a note in the comments below.

Let's start with the most common question:

What yarn is best for crochet scrunchies?

The best thing about crochet hair scrunchies is you can literally use any type of yarn you have lying around. You can use cotton, acrylic, velvet, you name it! The chunkier the yarn, so softer your crochet scrunchie will be.

How do you crochet a ponytail holder?

There are many ways you can crochet a ponytail holder (also called scrunchies). All you need is an elastic band (preferably without a metal part), some leftover yarn, a crochet hook and a yarn needle.

Here are some common crochet scrunchie methods:

  1. Crochet straight into the elastic band and using hyperbolic crochet create a wavy texture around the band,
  2. Crochet a rectangle in any stitch and then wrap it around the elastic band to form a tube.
  3. Crochet in sc stitches & chains in between straight onto the elastic band.
  4. Crochet a lacy stitch straight into the hair band for a fine & feminine look.

How do you crochet velvet hair scrunchies?

Velvet yarn is great for hair scrunchies because it has a really soft texture and its bulky weight give your scrunchie a fluffy look.

You can use most methods to crochet the scrunchie (as described above). You probably wouldn't achieve a lacy look with velvet yarn, but the hyperbolic crochet method and the tube methods work perfectly well.

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)

Which Crochet Scrunchie Pattern Will You Choose?

I hope you enjoyed this selection of crochet scrunchie patterns and found those that you'd like to give a shot!

As you discovered, there are a wide variety of crochet scrunchie patterns that are so simple, yet beautiful! Don't worry if you're an absolute beginner crocheter! Follow one of the free patterns or video tutorials above and you'll find that crocheting a hair scrunchie is easier than it looks 🙂

If you have any more questions about crochet hair scrunchies, please do let me know in the comments below and I'll be happy to answer them for you!

Happy crocheting!

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Hi. I'm May! Welcome to my Blog! Here you'll find easy crochet patterns, tutorials and simple crochet gift ideas you can offer your loved ones on special occasions.

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