This free crochet scrunchie pattern is perfect for beginners and takes just minutes to make. Plus, they make great gifts. So grab your hook, yarn, and hair ties and get started!

pale yellow and pale green crochet scrunchie
Easy Crochet Scrunchie Pattern

Anyone who knows how to crochet can make a scrunchie! This is a great project for using up leftover yarn, and it’s so easy that even beginners can do it. Plus, scrunchies are back in style so you’ll be ahead of the curve by making your own. Here’s how to get started making your velvet scrunchies with this free crochet pattern.

Here’s What You Need

  • chenille or velvet yarn ( I found the mint green yarn at Hobby Lobby and the yellow at the Dollar Store) Bernat velvet yarn is another choice. I am sure these would work with different yarn.
  • K crochet hook
  • hair elastic
  • scissors
  • yarn needle (to weave in the ends)
crochet scrunchie supplies yarn, crochet hook, hair band
supplies for crochet scrunchie:  hair elastics, K crochet hook,  and chenille and velvet yarn in mint green and light yellowEasy Crochet Scrunchie Free Pattern – Supplies needed

Making your own scrunchies is a great beginner project. There are no special stitches in this easy pattern.

Stitch Abbreviations & Terminology

  • Chain→ch
  • Slip stitch→sl st
  • Half double crochet→hdc
  • Double crochet→dc
  • Work the pattern between * and *, then repeat the pattern
  • x more times→*…* x times-Work st sequence within ( and ) in one st→(…)

How to make a Half Double Crochet (HDC) stitch

  1. Yarn over, and insert the hook into the next stitch.
  2. Yarn over, and pull up a loop.
  3. Yarn over, and pull the yarn through all three loops on the hook.

How to Make a Double Crochet (DC) Stitch

  1. Yarn over, and insert the hook into the next stitch.
  2. Yarn over, and pull up a loop.
  3. Yarn over, and pull the yarn through two loops on the hook.
  4. Yarn over, and pull through the last two loops on the hook.

Free Crochet Scrunchie Pattern

Start with a sl st on your hook, work 1sl st around your hair tie and ch2. Round 1: 35hdc around the hair tie, join with sl st in the first st, ch3 (35 sts). Round 2: *(2dc), (3dc)* 16 times, (2dc) (87 sts). Fasten off and weave in the ends.

  1. Start with a slip stitch on your hook. Sl st around the hair tie and chain 2.slip stitch around elastic hairband for crochet scrunchie
  2. Round 1: Make 35 hdc around the elastic hair tie. In the photo, yarn over. Next, insert hook in front of the hair tie.starting a hdc stitch
  3. Pull up a loop, so you have three loops.pull up a loop for hdc
  4. Yarn over and pull through all three loops.pulling through the loopshdc stitch
  5. When finished with the 35 hdc, sl st in the first st to join, ch3 (35 sts).chain 3
  6. Round 2: *(2dc), (3dc)* 16 times, (2dc) (87 sts). In the photo you see the chain 3 then 2dc in the next stitch, then 3 double crochet stitches (dc) in the next. double crochet around elastic hair tie for crochet scrunchie
  7. Sl st in chain 3. Fasten off and weave in the ends. Look at all those ruffles.mint green crochet hair scrunchie with velvet yarn

Now you can transport back to the 90s with your super cool crochet hair scrunchies. My teen daughter loved these!

Finished pale yellow crochet scrunchie using velvet yarn
Crochet Velvet Scrunchie

My Favorite Crochet Tools

  • If you are like me and like to crochet on the go this tote is a stylish way to keep everything you need at your fingertips!
  • My MOST FAVORITE tool is these portable scissors that always make it through security and fit perfectly in my hook case.
  • A️ yarn bowl is a beautiful way to wrangle yarn while crocheting
  • Keep organized with this crochet hooks kit with a case. This 85-piece kit has over 2,500  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ five-star reviews.
  • Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos is the most helpful resource to keep handy!

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