Scrunchies are back, and arguably better than ever. I used to wear these hair accessories back in the ’90s, when they were sewn with fleece or jersey fabric, but the updated versions are crocheted and can have beads, charms, fringe, or unique fibers. I’d like to share my easy pattern with you, using velvet yarn.
My yarn brand for this article is Daiso, which is primarily available in the Far East, but you could use worsted or chunky-weight velvet yarn from any brand you like – Berroco, Lion Brand, and so forth.
If you need a quick gift for someone who loves hair accessories, these are fun and easy (and a bit addictive) to make, and sooo squishy soft. Here’s the pattern, using U.S. terms:
About 30 g of worsted-weight velvet yarn, any brand
One hair elastic (I like them a bit thicker than average, for durability)
Crochet hook that is appropriate for the yarn weight (I’ve used a 4 or 5 mm hook with worsted yarn)
Abbreviations: CH = chain; SC = single crochet; HDC = half double crochet; DC = double crochet; SS = slip stitch
Row 1: SS yarn to secure it around the hair elastic; CH 1; SC around hair elastic 30 times. SS in top of the beginning SC.
Row 2: CH 2; DC in same st 2 times. *HDC in the next stitch 3 times; DC in the next stitch 3 times;* continue between * and * 26 more times, without skipping stitches; HDC 3 times in the final stitch; SS in the top of the beginning DC; tie off and weave in ends.
That was easy! Now you’ll want to make a dozen more. I hope you enjoy this easy pattern. Find me on social media – I’d love to see what you made.