Curly Cue Hair Scrunchie

This curly cue hair scrunchie is perfect for your summer hair styles. You can easily use your odds and ends and crochet a bright and cheerful summer scrunchie. Or, you can use the technique of the curly cue and make cute clusters for headbands, hats, keychains and anything else that you like.

Curly Cue Hair Scrunchie ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Shown above are four curly cues attached to an elastic, but you can add as many as you like for a nice full scrunchie. You can also adjust the length of the curly cues to match your style.

The Stitches

A curly cue is made simply by making a chain and then working several stitches into each chain. It is super easy to adjust this my adjusting your number of starting chains.

Although this pattern uses very simple stitches I wouldn’t recommend this for beginners. The reason being is that when you work multiple stitches into a chain, it tends to pull on the next chain in line, thus making it more difficult to work into or even to locate the next chain. To avoid these pulls from happening, I like to pinch the next chain in line as I work my single crochets. Another option would be to place a stitch marker.

The Yarn

This pattern makes for a nice stashbuster as you don’t need much yarn for one curly cue. I made mine all the same color, but why not make them all in different colors for a cheerful summer hair accessory.

I used a worsted weight yarn, but feel free to substitute as you like. If you choose a thinner yarn, you could try working this with half double or double crochet stitches to help keep the width of the spirals. At the same time, a thinner yarn with single crochets might look great for a necklace, a pendant or earrings.

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Curly Cue Hair Scrunchie ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Curly Cue Hair Scrunchie

This scrunchie is shown with 4 curly cues, but you can add as many as you like.
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  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m)
  • Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
  • Other: Hair elastic, yarn needle.

Finished Size

  • Each curly cue measures about 4" in length. Can be adjusted as needed.


  • Chain 25 or any number to obtain the length you want. Crocheting into back bumps, work 3 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and into each chain across. [72 stitches]
  • Slip stitch around hair scrunchie and fasten off.
  • Make at least 4 for hair scrunchie, or as many as you like.
  • Another option is to fasten off the curly cue and then tie it to whatever you like from keychains to hats, headbands, hair clips and bags. Do one, or make a bunch for cute curly cue clusters.
  • To make a cluster, you could use a small bone ring and tie as many curly cues around there until you have the fullness that you like. Then attach the bone ring to your hat or headband.
  • If you don't have a bone ring, you could simply make a few chains and join them into a ring and attach your curly cues to that.
  • Here is a video tutorial showing you how to make the hair scrunchie.


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