Easy Crochet Scrunchie

Easy Crochet Scrunchie

This week’s FREE pattern is a Velvet Scarf Scrunchie! It works up super fast – I was able to make mine in less than a half an hour and it makes for a great gift.

I have A LOT of velvet yarn from various manufacturers and thought it would be fun to use it again for this project because it gives great volume and looks so luxurious.

But if you don’t have velvet yarn (or would prefer to use something else from your stash), you can make these scrunchies with medium weight acrylic yarn or even DK weight. A yarn made of some synthetic fibers (such as: polyester or rayon) would look good because it would have better drape.

When I was in high school scrunchies were very popular and it’s fun to see them back in style again. I love the scrunchies with the bow-like “tails” that hang down (similar to the 1950’s ponytail style with a chiffon scarf) so I created these to include that fun detail.

Skill Level: Easy

Measurements:

“Tail” (when worn) hangs down approximately 7-8″

Supplies:

Velvet yarn (1 skein will make several scrunchies)

(For the scrunchies shown in the photo here I used Bernat’s Baby Crushed Velvet in “Rose Petals” and Bernat’s Crushed Velvet in “Burgundy”)

K/6.5mm hook

Hair elastic

Yarn needle

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Notes:

First crochet stitches are worked around the hair elastic

Then the bow-like addition is crocheted and tied onto the completed hair elastic

Each ch-3 at the beginning of each row counts as a dc

Stitches and Abbreviations:

Join with sc (join with single crochet) = With slip knot on hk, insert hk into center of elastic; YO pulling lp up in front of elastic; YO behind elastic, pull through both lps on hk on top of elastic

sc (single crochet) =  Insert hook into stitch; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through both loops on hook

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hk into st, YO, pull through stitch and lp on hk

hdc (half double crochet) = YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, YO, pull through 3 lps on hook

dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, (YO, pull through 2 lps on hook) twice

dc2tog (double crochet 2 together)= [YO, insert hk into next st, YO, draw up a lp, (YO, pull through 2 lps on hook)] twice; YO, pull through all 3 lps on hk

sc3tog (single crochet 3 together) = (insert hk into next st; YO, draw up a lp) 3 times; YO, pull through all 4 lps on hk

ch = chain

YO = yarn over

sp = space

sk = skip

hk = hook

lp = loop

Instructions:

Hair Elastic Base:

Round 1: Join with sc to hair elastic; work 50 sc around elastic joining with sl st to 1st sc. (51 scs)

Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st; Work 2 hdc in each sc around ending with sl st to 1st hdc of round. Fasten off. (102 hdc)

Bow-like Tails:

Row 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hk. Turn. (3 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in 1st st; dc in next st, 2 dc in last st. Turn. (5 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in 1st st; dc in each of next 3 sts; 2 dc in last st. Turn. (7 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in 1st st; dc in each of next 5 sts; 2 dc in last st. Turn. (9 dc)

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in 1st st; dc in each of next 7 sts; 2 dc in last st. Turn. (11 dc)

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across (including turning chain). Turn. (11 dc)

Row 7: Repeat Row 6

Row 8: Ch 2, dc in next st; dc in each of next 7 dcs; dc2tog over last 2 sts; Turn. (9 dc)

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in next st; dc in each of next 5 dcs; dc2tog over last 2 sts; Turn. (7 dc)

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in next st; dc in each of next 3 dcs; dc2tog over last 2 sts; Turn. (5 dc)

Row 11: Ch 2, dc in next st; dc in each of next 2 sts. Turn. (4 dc)

Row 12: Ch 3, dc in each of next 3 sts. Turn. (4 dc)

Rows 13-17: Repeat Row 12

Row 18: Ch 3, dc in same st; dc in each of next 3 sts. Turn. (5 dc)

Rows 19-26: Repeat Rows 3-10

Row 27: Ch 2, dc in each of next 2 sts; dc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn. (3 dc)

Row 28: Ch 1, sc3tog over next 3 sts. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends

Tie bow-like tail around hair elastic base in a tight knot and tada! Your Velvet Crochet Scrunchie is complete!

Do you like how it turned out? I love how it looks with a ponytail or in the “half-up, half-down” style – so pretty! I think these would make great teacher gifts.

Remember, I LOVE velvet yarn and have several free patterns using it that you can find here.

And you can find all of my FREE patterns here.

If you make this project, please send me a photo (jennifer@celticknotcrochet.com) or tag me on Instagram using @celticknotcrochet or #celticknotcrochet – I enjoy seeing your crochet creations!

Thank you for visiting and happy crocheting!

Jennifer

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