Free Crochet Pattern: Easy Crochet Scrunchies

By Amy Yarbrough – 7 Comments

If case you haven’t already noticed, scrunchies are making a comeback. And why not? Who doesn’t like a simple ponytail covered in material with an endless variety of patterns and colors?

After doing a bit of research I found that there are at least two ways to make a crocheted scrunchie. One method is by crocheting over the elastic ponytail and then working generous increases into each stitch until you have a remarkable ruffle. You can find a pattern right here by fellow designer, Claire, that is positively adorable. It is called the Sea Anemone Scrunchie.

The other method is to crochet a long, flat rectangle and then sew it over the ponytail. This is the method I will show you how to do today.

Does it sound a little daunting? I thought so too at first, but it’s not by far. Just give it a try and I’ll bet you won’t be making only one.

Skill Level:

Finished Size: about 5” in diameter

Light Weight Yarn (approximately 40 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
Yarn needle
Elastic Ponytail

Gauge is not necessary for this project

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Easy Crochet Scrunchies

Row 1: ch 13, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 12 sc
Row 2 – 60: ch 1, turn, sc in back loops only in each sc across: 12 sc
Match sort ends and sc across. Finish off.

Stretch elastic ponytail over crocheted band so that it sits in the center.

Fold crocheted band over to meet itself to cover ponytail.

Align seam and begin sewing fold ends together to seal the scrunchie.

So that the seam is not on top, pull the middle of the scrunchie toward the outside to invert.

See what I mean by easy? Now it’s time to make some more!

Have any questions? Leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

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  1. Claire says:

    These are absolutely adorable, Amy! I love how the ribbing looks, and the construction is so clever. Can’t wait to give this method of making a scrunchie a try!

  2. Alicia M Mason says:

    Is there an estimate of the length of the finished crocheted piece should be? I have a pretty yarn I wanna use but its thicker 🙂 thanks

  3. Alicia M Mason says:

    like just of the flat crochet piece before it gets cinched up i mean 🙂

  4. Erica says:

    What a perfect summer project! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Eve Knight says:

    Sincere thanks for such a fun and lovely scrunchie pattern. Your pictures and written pattern could not be more perfect. Thank you so very, very much; plan on making these to match my outfits. God bless

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