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.
Free Crochet Scrunchie Patterns
With the resurgence of the 80s and 90s fashion trend, it’s no surprise that hair scrunchies have made their way back into the limelight. From hairstyles like the messy bun to the classic ponytail, scrunchies are now a must-have accessory. Not only do they look stylish, but they can also be a great way to make personalized gifts. These free patterns will help you create stylish, homemade scrunchies in no time – perfect for you and your loved ones. So get ready to start crocheting and unleash your creativity!
Set of Scrunchies Pattern
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.
Easy Crochet Scrunchy Pattern
The Easy Crochet Scrunchy Pattern by Rebeckah Ferger was made with crochet thread (Circulo Yarns Clea) and a 2.1 mm hook.
Mya’s Scrunchies Pattern
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!
Aunties Scrunchies Pattern
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.
Scrunchie Hair Tie Pattern
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.
Velvet Hair Scrunchies Pattern
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.
How to Crochet Quick & Easy Scrunchies
MJs Off the Hook Designs has a great video tutorial to show you how to make your own scrunchies using Mary Maxim Baby Plush Yarn and a 6 mm (J) hook. You will also need an elastic hair band (she uses Goodie Brand in the tutorial).
You may also enjoy these free patterns: