I have been seeing a lot more people using hair scrunchies lately – including my 10 year old daughter! She prefers them to regular hair elastics and hair ties and when I was younger and I had long hair, I also preferred them.
They look great for putting up your messy bun too!
I recently came across some free crochet scrunchie patterns online and I thought maybe you might want to make some this year. They make great gifts. These projects are quick to work up and you can make them in so many colors.
You can even substitute different yarns for many of the scrunchy patterns. I personally prefer cotton yarn in my hair but you can make these scrunchies and hair ties with Medium Weight Yarn (Worsted Weight Yarn), crochet thread, acrylic yarn and even bulky weight yarn. Some patterns even call for Bernat Velvet Yarn and Fun Fur!
Free Crochet Scrunchie Patterns
How Do You Make Crochet Scrunchies?
There are a couple ways you can make a crochet scrunchie.
- Crochet directly around the hair elastic for the first round. So you would enclose the elastic with your first round of crochet stitches.
- Crochet your first row of stitches and then place the elastic onto this row of stitches before joining the first and last stitch together. Then for the rest of the scrunchie you would work in joined rounds around the elastic, or in continuous rounds. When done you sew the two edges together.
I have included free crochet patterns using both of these methods below. Some of the scrunchy patterns are suitable for beginners and also include YouTube Video Tutorials.
If I’ve missed your favorite scrunchy pattern in this collection, or you have a new design you’d like me to add, please let me know in the comments.
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Free Crochet Scrunchie Patterns
You may also enjoy these free patterns:
The Set of Scrunchies Pattern by Cassandra Bibler at Red Heart Yarn, is crocheted with medium weight yarn  and a 5 mm (H) hook. These make great quick gifts and are very easy to crochet.Read More
The Easy Crochet Scrunchy Pattern by Rebeckah Ferger is made with thread (Circulo Yarns Clea) was used and a 2.1 mm hook.Read More
The Chained Picots Hair Scrunchie Pattern by Rhelena's Crochet Patterns is crocheted with medium weight yarn  and a 5.5 mm (I) hook.Read More
The Quick No Frills Scrunchie Pattern by Kim Guzman is crocheted with medium weight yarn  (Cotton is recommended) and a 6 mm (J) hook.Read More
This free crochet scrunchie pattern from Patterns for Crochet is made with medium weight yarn  and a 4 mm (G) hook. This is a very quick and easy project.Read More
This great hair scrunchie is crocheted with medium weight yarn  (Caron Simply Soft) and a 5 mm (H) hook. This pattern was originally released in 2010 and is available on Internet Archive.Read More
Mya's Scrunchies Pattern by Twila Lenoir and available from AllFreeCrafts. The instructions recommend a fabric wrapped rubber band and the yarn and hook of your choice. I think children will really love wearing this scrunchie!Read More
The Aunties Scrunchies Pattern by Anna Nilsson is available in Swedish and English. The English version is at the end of the post. Three different patterns are included.Read More
This Scrunchie Hair Tie Pattern is available from FaveCrafts. You will need a 1.70 mm crochet hook and yarn of your choice to make this pretty hair accessory.Read More
The Velvet Hair Scrunchies Pattern by Avery Lane Creations is crocheted with Bulky Weight Yarn and a 6.5 mm (K) hook. Three different sizes (small, medium and large) are included in this pattern.Read More