A lot of times I buy the cheap hair scrunchies they have at the dollar store. I like them because they are so cheap, but they also tend to pull my hair a lot, which I don’t like. Crocheting around the scrunchie helps to coat the rough elastic so that it doesn’t happen.
The scrunchie pattern is actually quite simple to crochet, but due to the popcorn stitch, it is not suitable for someone who is still learning how to crochet.
The image in the top left shows a scrunchie I made using a size 3 crochet thread. On the bottom is a picture of the scrunchie worked in a worsted weight yarn. It’s a lot bulkier than the one in crochet thread, and thus, may not work to wrap around more than once.
To be honest, I prefer the one in crochet thread as it is much smaller and looks more elegant. And because it is smaller, it is also more suitable for wearing with a hat. Also, I think it would be perfect to go with any young girl’s outfit.
The only downfall of this scrunchie is that it can get tangled up in long hair. As a result, I posted a variation below, which was suggested by one of my testers. The variation has less loops, making it less likely for it to tangle. Thank you very much for the helpful suggestion.
Pattern was Tested By:
Patrice Walker ~ Yarn Over, Pull Through
Thank you all for testing this for me as well as for the suggestions to make it better. As always, I enjoyed working with you and look forward to working with you again. – Rhelena
Skill Level: Intermediate
Thread/Yarn: Size 3 crochet thread or any worsted weight yarn.
Hook Size: Any hook suitable for the thread or yarn.
Elastic Band: About 2″ in diameter as pictured below. However, any band will do depending on whether you are using thread or worsted weight yarn. A thread is not a bulky and might work better if you are using a large band.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loops/Loops
Pc = Popcorn
Rep = Repeat
Rnd/Rnds = Round/Rounds
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
Pc: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), work 4 dc in designated st, remove hk from lp and insert from front to back into first dc of the 5 dc made, pick up the dropped lp and pull through.
Join yarn to elastic band with sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 30-40 sc around the elastic band, or as many as needed to cover the band. On a 2″ diameter band I worked 40 sc sts with a size 3 crochet thread and a 3.50MM hk; and 30 with a worsted weight yarn and a 5.00MM hk. Join with sl st to first sc, making sure not to twist the sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 6 (Chs 1-3 count as first dc of rnd, and chs 4-6 count as first dc of pc), work 4 dc into 4th ch from hk, remove hk from lp and insert from front to back into first dc of pc, pick up the dropped lp and pull through (first pc made), ch 3, *dc in next st, work pc in top of dc just made, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. FO.
Images to Help Clarify Rnd 2:
Working into 4th Ch from Hk
Popcorn Hair Scrunchie Made with Size 3 Crochet Thread
This variation helps to take some of the bulk out of the scrunchie and might be more suitable if you have long hair. There are less loops, making it less likely for the scrunchie to become tangled in the hair.
Rnd 1: Work the same as above.
Rnd 2: Ch 6 (Chs 1-3 count as first dc of rnd, and chs 4-6 count as first dc of pc), work 4 dc into 4th ch from hk, remove hk from lp and insert from front to back into first dc of pc, pick up the dropped lp and pull through (first pc made), *dc in next st, work pc in top of dc just made; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first dc. FO.