Free Crochet Pattern: Hair Scrunchies

Crochet scrunchies, pretty little hair bands! How did I not post this sooner? Created in similar fashion to tapestry (where you work crochet stitches over the top of one strand of yarn), these could not be more simple to make. These are a great little project to take on-the-go; you just need a little bit of yarn, a crochet hook, and a rubber hair band. What could be simpler to fill time waiting at the doctor's office or awaiting kid pickup?

The Pattern

Supplies

  • Hook: J/6.0mm
  • Yarn Pictured: Bernat Velvet in White and Softened Blue
  • Non-Metallic Rubber Band (I’m using Goody in black)

FIRST TWO STEPS FOR ALL SIZES

Step 1: Tie a knot with the yarn around the rubber band. Leave the tail hanging so you’ll know where the start of the work is when you have a very full rubber band full of HDC.

Step 2: Yarn over with the crochet hook “outside” the rubber band near the knot you made. Then put the hook through the “center” of the rubber band and yarn over. When there are two loops on the crochet hook, bring the crochet hook back to the “outside” of the rubber band and yarn over one more time, pull that loop through the two loops already on the hook (you are making a single crochet stitch). You end with a single loop still on the hook.

TO MAKE A SMALL WIDTH SCRUNCHIE

Step 3: Simply continue with HDC all the way around the rubber band. When you’ve worked your way all the way around the rubber band, squish all the stitches together snugly and make a bunch more HDC. I do not count my stitches, I just keep making HDC and pushing the stitches together so they start making waves, I want it to be full enough that the scrunchie looks wavy.

Step 4: When you reach the beginning, slip stitch to the first HDC. Tie off and trim the ends.

TO MAKE A MEDIUM WIDTH SCRUNCHIE

Step 3: Simply continue with DC all the way around the rubber band. When you’ve worked your way all the way around the rubber band, squish all the stitches together snugly and make a bunch more DC. I do not count my stitches, I just keep making DC and pushing the stitches together so they start making waves, I want it to be full enough that the scrunchie looks wavy.

Step 4: When you reach the beginning, slip stitch to the first DC. Tie off and trim the ends.

TO MAKE A LARGE WIDTH SCRUNCHIE (see the Pro Tip for Row 2, velvet may make it tricky to do this size if you don’t know how to “feel” for the top of the row below)

Step 3/Row 1: Simply continue with HDC all the way around the rubber band. When you’ve worked your way all the way around the rubber band, squish all the stitches together snugly and make a bunch more HDC. I do not count my stitches, I just keep making HDC and pushing the stitches together so they start making waves, I want it to be full enough that the scrunchie looks wavy.

Step 4: When you’re happy with the way it looks and the fullness of stitches, slip stitch to the first HDC, then Chain 1.

Step 5/Row 2: SC in each of the HDC around. PRO TIP: When working with the Bernat Velvet, especially the white, you may have to FEEL for the top of the row below, the velvet makes it tricky to see the tops of the next stitches. When you reach the beginning, slip stitch to the first SC. Tie off and trim the ends.

Be Creative & Keep Creating!

~Beccie B~

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