These crochet scrunchies will look great with a top knot, bun, ponytail or the end of a braid.
You can never have too many hair accessories. These crochet scrunchies will look great with a top knot, bun, ponytail or the end of a braid. This crochet project is quick and easy and beginner-friendly.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for two types of crochet scrunchies. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge and sizing information.
Crochet Scrunchies Back in Style
What goes around comes around. that is very true for most styles. My mother wore scrunchies when she was in high school and I wore them in Junior Highschool. Now it is time for the next generation and I say “Bring it on!”
Scrunchies are a wonderfully quick project and use very little yarn. As you will see in this crochet scrunchy pattern, you will be able to use your left over yarn from other projects.
Crochet Scrunchies: Perfect for Gift Giving
Crochet scrunchies make an excellent gift. They are such a quick project that you can make a bunch up to give away as favors for a party. You can make sure you have one to match every outfit. It would also be cute to make matching scrunchies for all the girls in the family.
Did someone say, stocking stuffers? These would make perfect little gifts for Easter Baskets, stocking stuffers. You can even use them as a replacement for a bow on a present!
Picking the Right Yarn
Right now my goal is to use up all those yarn scraps and this is the perfect project for it. By making these crochet scrunchies striped you can use lots of different colors, or keep it a solid color. All you need a is a few yards. You know that little tangle of yarn that is too little to ball up but too big to throw away. Use those for these scrunchies.
I use worsted weight yarn and a size J (6.5mm) crochet hook for this project, but truthfully you can use any hook and any yarn for it. Just follow the instructions below and read the notes for adjusting the yarn and hook size.
Beginner-Friendly Crochet Project
My goal for this project was to keep it very beginner-friendly. What is better for a beginner than being able to wear something they made. Both scrunchies patterns only use single crochet stitches and slip stitches.
This would be a wonderful beginner project to teach your daughter or grandchild.
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52 yds of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn or Size 4 yarn
Size J, 6mm hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge is not important for this pattern. You can actually change up the hook size and yarn size and still make a wonderful scrunchy with the pattern below. Make sure to read the notes for using a different yarn size.
Crochet Scrunchies Video Tutorial
-Written in US terms.
– You will work in continuous rounds.
– Read the notes if you are using a different hook size or yarn size.
– For the Scrunchies pictured above, here are the color notes.
Pink and Yellow Scrunchie – Row 1, 2, 5, and 6 are Pink and 3 and 4 are Yellow.
Pink, Yellow, and Blue Scrunchie – Row 1,3 and 4 are blue, row 2 is pink and row 5 is yellow.
Ruffly Crochet Scrunchies
Row 1: Crochet 35 SC directly onto the hairband. (35)
Note: The important part her is that you cover the hairband completely. If you are using a smaller hook or smaller size yarn then you may need to work more single crochet. Any number of single crochet will work.
Row 2: Work 3SC into each ST of Row 1. (105)
Note: If you worked more than 35 single crochet in Row 1 you will have more than 105 stitches in row 2 and that is completely fine.
Row 3-6: Work a SC in each ST around.
Note: You are welcome to work more or less rounds of Row 3.
Last Row: SLST to the next two stitches.
Your crochet scrunchy is complete.
Thick Crochet Scrunchies
Note: This Scrunchy is worked flat then added to the hairband.
CH 15 (Or whatever number to reach 3 inches)
Row 1: SC into 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across. (14)
Row 2-54: CH1, turn, SC into each ST across. (14)
Note: If you are using a smaller yarn or smaller size hook you may need to work more chain and more rows. The goal is to create a rectangle that is 3 inches by 18 inches.
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Fold your rectangle in half so it is 3 inches by 9 inches and sew the ends together. you will now have a wide tube. scrunch this tube up and slip it into the center of the hairband.
Fold the tube in half around the hairband to the sides of the rows line up with one another.
Joining Row: Slip you hook through both sides of one row, Yarn over with contrasting yarn and pull the loop through both layers. CH2, (the first CH will act as a SLST and the second CH will be your turning CH), Work a SC through both sides of each Row. When you reach your starting point SLST to the first SC and fasten off.
Just weave in your ends and your thick scrunchy is complete.
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