Crochet Easy Scrunchie Free Pattern
Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you a crochet easy scrunchie free pattern. This is a great project for beginners, and looks beautiful in all seasons. It is also a fast and fun scrunchie to crochet. It is perfect for gifting as scrunchies are universally appreciated and a hand made one is always that much more special.
The video tutorial can be found here:
Crochet Easy Scrunchie Free Pattern: the inspiration
I was inspired to make a new crochet scrunchie pattern as my most popular crochet project ever is this simple feminine scrunchie. Indeed, this project, released just under two years ago, continues to be my most appreciated crochet tutorial to date. I thought I would revisit this crochet scrunchie today. Indeed, I wanted to go back and look at this feminine scrunchie, and update this beautiful scrunchie. I have to admit that I did really enjoy this process! Over the week-end, I watched the video tutorial and went over my pattern to be inspired for this newer version.
I wanted to have a similar vibe, but with a little difference in the project too. Indeed, I love crocheted scrunchies so much! Another very popular crochet tutorial of mine is this lacy cotton scrunchie. This version is also different. I released it also two years ago, and it has also been hugely popular. It is crocheted with cotton yarn. Beautiful and dainty, it requires a different technique to make it.
Crochet Easy Scrunchie Free Pattern: the yarn
Getting back to this new version of a scrunchie. I wanted to create a similar scrunchie to the one I made two years ago. I also wanted it to be slightly different. In honor of this recreation, I did decide to use the very same yarn. So I used Lion Brand Feels Like Butta yarn for this scrunchie, just like the original pattern. Once I got my order of yarn through the mail, I was very excited as I realized just how much this soft yarn had contributed to the success of my first pattern.
This yarn is perfect to make a scrunchie from. Indeed, it is soft and fine, yet it has a velvety chenille vibe to it too. This makes for a perfect combination to make a lovely and soft scrunchie. It looks fine enough to not look bulky; yet it has texture too. Long story short, I am so glad to be recreating this iconic scrunchie!
If you love Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta yarn, you can check out this sweet feminine hairband, or this trendy and popular pocket shawl with a hood. Both these patterns are beginner friendly, and feature this lovely soft yarn.
Crochet Easy Scrunchie Free Pattern: a new design
To make this scrunchie different and exciting, I decided to use a new pattern for it. I wanted this pattern to have a knit like look, so I used a knit like crochet stitch for this design. This beautiful and fine crochet stitch “imitates” the look of a knit stitch perfectly. I used this stitch in the past as it is one of my favorite; this this easy man scarf was crocheted with this stitch, as was this feminine twist headband.
I hope you enjoy this new crochet scrunchie tutorial, let me know what you think in the comments section!
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Crochet Easy Scrunchie: The Pattern
You can purchase the ad free, large print, PDF pattern from my Etsy store here: Crochet Easy Scunchie PDF Pattern
Notes: I will be writing in US terms
Please note gauge is not crucial for completion of this project
Size of project before sewing:
4”x22,5” (10×58,5 cm)
1 skein of Feels Like Butta by Lion Brand Yarns (shade White)
A 4 mm crochet hook
An 7” elastic piece
A tapestry needle
A pair of scissors
Sl st: Slip stitch
HDC: Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet)
EOR: End of row
Start pattern here
Make a slip knot, and ch 17
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from the hook, HDC into each ch until eor (first 2 ch counts as a HDC).
Row 2: Ch 1 (=turning chain throughout), turn your work, HDC into front facing loop of the bottom of each HDC from previous row (see photo for more details) until eor.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn your work, HDC into the back loop only of each HDC until eor (see photo).
4-59: Alternate rows 2 and 3 until you reach row 59.
Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew both ends of project to sew in the scrunchie.
Sewing and finishing off your scrunchie
Our scrunchie before folding and sewing:
Fold the long strip you have just made in half lengthwise, and sew both sides together.
Once you have sewed this part, turn your project inside out so that the seam is inside it.
It’s now time to put in your elastic band into the project. Take the elastic band and place the safety pin on one end. Scrunch up your scrunchie, and pop your elastic band through it; once this is done, tie both sides of the elastic band together.
Fasten on a piece of yarn to the edge of the seam of the scrunchie. Sew in the seam as neatly as possible (using the mattress stitch if possible), making sure to place all your loose ends inside the scrunchie.
Fasten off, tidy up all loose ends if you have any.