Gem Scrunchie Free Crochet Pattern

I designed this crochet srunchie because the Squid has been begging for lots and lots of scrunchies lately. I find it funny because they were cool when I was young and now they’re cool again. So am I cool again?? Ok, I was never cool. Ha.

This crochet scrunchie is easily the quickest project I’ve designed. You could whip out a few in an evening. I’ve written the pattern for a small and large size. The larger size is just a bit fuller. Both are super fun to make!

This pattern is part of the Furls Blog Hop. Each week new free pattern from a talented designer is added. Patterns could be crochet knit or Tunisian so there’s a lot of variety!

 

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Sizes 

Small and large

These sizes are adjustable. The difference between the size is the thickness of the scrunchie.

Yarn

Wander by Furls Crochet (100% Acrylicl; 100g/120yds; worsted/4medium weight)

  • Dragonfruit   – 1 ball

Hook

US Size I- (6 mm) crochet hook

I used my Streamline from Furls crochet. I love these hooks because they feel really nice in my hand.

Other Materials

1 hair tie (size doesn’t matter)

1 stitch marker (optional)

Gauge 

Not critical for this pattern

Notes

This scrunchie is worked all in one piece in continuous rounds. You can adjust the fullness of the scrunchie to your preference. You may find it helpful to use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the rounds but it is not necessary.

Abbreviations

ch = chain

sp = space

st(s) = stitch(es)

esc = extended single crochet

Special Stitches

Extended Single Crochet (esc): Insert your hook into the stitch indicated, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook.

Instructions

Small size

First Tie

Round 1: Create an adjustable ring, ch 1, esc 6 in the ring, pull tight to close, do NOT join. 6 esc

Round 2: Esc in each st around.

Repeat round 2 until your piece is about 4″ long.

Scrunchie Body

Insert the hair tie through the piece and work the next st over the tie to enclose it in the tube.

Repeat round 2 until your scrunchie is as full as you’d like.

At the end of each round you will have to flip the hair tie around the tube so you can keep working. It may feel finicky at first but will get easier as you go.

Second Tie

Next round: Repeat round 2 with the first st over the hair tie so that it will no longer be in the tube.

Repeat round 2 until it is the same length of the first tie.

Fasten off, sew the last round closed, weave in ends.

To ties the knot loop the ties in the opposite direction of each other around the scrunchie and tie them in a knot.

Large Size

First Tie

Round 1: Create an adjustable ring, ch 1, esc 6 in the ring, pull tight to close, do NOT join. 6 esc

Round 2: Esc in the next st, 2 esc in the next st; repeat from *, do NOT join. 9 esc

Round 3: Esc in each st around.

Repeat round 3 until the piece is about 6″ long

Scrunchie Body (photos above)

Insert the hair tie through the piece and work the next st over the tie to enclose it in the tube.

Repeat round 3 until your scrunchie is as full as you’d like.

At the end of each round you will have to flip the hair tie around the tube so you can keep working. It may feel finicky at first but will get easier as you go.

Second Tie

Next round: Repeat round 3 with the first st over the hair tie so that it will no longer be in the tube.

Repeat round 3 until the tie is one round short the same length of the first tie.

Next round: *Esc in the next, skip 1, esc in the next; repeat from * around. 6 esc

Fasten off, sew the last round closed, weave in ends.

To ties the knot loop the ties in the opposite direction of each other around the scrunchie and tie them in a knot.

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