Scrunchies are back in fashion, and what better way to personalize your hair accessories than by crocheting your own scrunchies? Follow along step-by-step to create a stylish crochet scrunchie that will add flair to your hairstyles.
- Worsted weight yarn in your preferred color
- Crochet hook (size G/4mm recommended)
- Elastic hair tie (about 1/2 inch wide)
- Yarn needle
Step 1: Creating a Slip Knot – To begin, make a slip knot with your yarn. Leave a tail of about 6 inches.
Step 2: Starting Chain – Insert your crochet hook into the slip knot and create a chain of 8-10 stitches. This number can be adjusted depending on the thickness and desired snugness of your scrunchie.
Step 3: Joining the Chain – Once you have completed the chain, bring the two ends together in a loop around the elastic band, making sure not to twist the chain. Insert your hook into the first stitch of the chain, and create a slip knot.
Step 4: Crocheting in the Round – To start crocheting in the round, create a single crochet stitch (SC) into the first chain stitch. This will join the round. Now, you will be working in a continuous spiral.
Step 5: Single Crochet Round – Continue crocheting in a spiral, working one single crochet stitch into each stitch around. Keep the tension even to maintain a consistent size.
Step 6: Continue Working Rounds – Continue crocheting in a spiral until the piece is fully covering the elastic in excess to ensure the hair tie has room to stretch.
Step 7: Finishing Off – Cut the yarn, leaving a tail of about 8-10 inches to give yourself enough yarn to make a secure closure. Thread the yarn tail through the yarn needle. Insert the needle under the next stitch and weave it through the stitches of the final round.
Step 8: Fastening and Trimming – To complete your crochet scrunchie, fasten off the yarn by pulling it tightly into a slip knot. Trim any excess yarn, leaving a tail of about 2-3 inches. Use the yarn needle to weave in the yarn tail, hiding it within the stitches of the scrunchie.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully crocheted your own scrunchie. Now you can enjoy the satisfaction of wearing a handmade accessory that complements your style.
Feel free to experiment with different yarn colors, stitches, or embellishments to create unique and personalized scrunchies. Crochet a variety of scrunchies to match different outfits or give them as gifts to friends and loved ones.
Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if your first scrunchie doesn’t turn out exactly as you envisioned. With time and experience, you’ll master the art of crocheting scrunchies and create beautiful accessories that reflect your individuality and creativity.