Alternating Hair Scrunchie Pattern

The Alternating hair scrunchie pattern was, of course, inspired by my other patterns in the alternating series. It’s quick and easy to crochet, and perfect for holding medium to long hair.

Alternating Hair Scrunchie Pattern Shown in Two Colors
Alternating Hair Scrunchie ~ FREE Crochet Pattern

The stitch pattern is a multiple of 2, which means that you can easily crochet this around any sized elastic, using any yarn and crochet hook size.

Hope you’ll enjoy this hair scrunchie. And if you like this, you might also enjoy this ruffled scrunchie or the layered scrunchie. Or, for a great selection, you might want to check out more Hair Scrunchies on CPB.

Alternating Hair Scrunchie Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Yarn: Loops & Threads Soft & Shiny (4), Two colors. Or any similar yarn.
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Other: Hair Elastic


CA = Color A
CB = Color B
Blslst = Back Loop Slip Stitch
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Flhdc = Front Loop Half Double Crochet
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches


Color changes are made after each round is joined with a slip stitch.

Carry yarn up after each color change.

Join each round in both loops of first stitch.

If you experience difficulties making the first flhdc and blslst in each round, try wiggling the hook.

You might also benefit from this tutorial showing how to alternate between front and back loops.

Pattern Instructions:

Rnd 1: Join CA to hair elastic. Ch 1, (sc, ch 3) 30 times into elastic; join with sl st in first sc. (30 ch-3 lps)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, work 4 sc into each ch-3 lp. (120 sts)

Rnd 3: With CB, ch 1, flhdc in same st as join, blslst in next st, *flhdc in next st, blslst in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first flhdc.

Rnd 4: With CA, blslst in same st as join, flhdc in next st, *blslst in next st, flhdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first blslst.

Rnd 5: With CB, blslst into first st and into each st around; join with sl st in first sl st. Fasten Off.

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