Hair Elastics – I used the Goody Ouchless Elastics
A small amount of velvet or faux fur yarn
Crochet hook (Size I/5.5mm for faux fur yarn, or size G/6mm for velvet yarn) I love this set of ergonomic crochet hooks from Woocrafts. It comes with several useful accessories as well as a handy zippered storage case.
Scissors (I keep a pair of these whimsical unicorn scissors in my project bag).
Lion Brand Vel-Luxe
Lion Brand Go For Faux
Set Up Part 1:
Step 1: Place crochet hook through center of hair elastic.
Step 2: Loop yarn over hook and pull it into center of elastic.
Step 3: Wrap working yarn and tail around hook.
Step 4: Pull wrapped yarn through the loop on hook.
Set Up Part Two:
Step 1: Wrap tail around elastic as if you are making an overhand knot.
Step 2: pull tail, snugging the knot up close to the first stitch. Repeat this step once more.
Each stitch is worked into the center of the elastic, similar to the way a magic circle is worked.
- Ch 1
- Double crochet into the center of elastic the following number of times:
130 times if using Lion Brand Vel-Luxe.
100 times if using Bernat Velvet.
35 times if using Lion Brand Go For Faux.
*Note* As your stitch count increases, you will need to occasionally pull on the elastic and scrunch up your stitches to make room for more.
- Slip stitch into first stitch and tie off.
- Weave in ends and trim tail.
I hope you enjoy this free crochet scrunchie pattern and made these scrunchies for yourself, family and friends, or craft fairs! I would love to see your finished creations! You can tag me on instagram @mcgehee_textiles or find me on facebook as McGehee Textiles.