Melu Crochet: Free Easy Scrunchie Pattern

This is an easy and quick beginners pattern. Use it to make scrunchie hair bands from your favourite yarn!

This scrunchie is made using bernat crushed velvet yarn

For a printable PDF version you can buy this pattern on Etsy or buy now on Ravelry!


ch Chain

dtr Double treble

slst Slip stitch

for help with UK to US stitch conversion, see table


Hair bands,

5.5mm hook

Large eyed needle


Tie yarn to the hair band with a knot. Make sure this is secure, especially if you are using a slippery yarn such as the velvet yarn.

Working into the hairband, chain 3


Work a double treble onto the hairband


Continue to work double trebles onto the hairband


Pull the stitches towards the original knot that you tied with your fingers to scrunch them together, 

enabling you to have more of the hairband showing at the left of the dtr stitches to work more stitches onto it.

Continue working dtrs onto the hairband until there are no gaps, pulling the stitches along your hairband as shown above until there is no more hairband showing  


When you have completely covered the hairband, join to the top of your chain 3 with a slip stitch 


Fasten off and cut the yarn, leaving a long tail


Tie a knot in the two yarn tails. I would not usually advise this as it can make your crochet look untidy, however when you are using a slippery yarn it is much more likely to work free, so this is an extra measure to avoid it unraveling. 


Use a yarn needle to sew in the tail ends


Cut ends. That’s it, you’ve finished!

For a printable PDF version you can buy this pattern on Etsy or buy now on Ravelry!

You can use any type of chunky/bulky yarn, this is James C Brett, Party time Chunky

I’d love to see your finished scrunchie! Don’t forget to add #melucrochet when you post your photos 🙂

The Melu crochet guide has lots of help and photo tutorials to help you with your crochet including: treble crochet, double treble crochet and how to crab stitch

Take a look some of my other patterns:

 Modern Granny Bobble Square Blanket
Shells and Pearls baby blanket by Melu Crochet- free blanket pattern
Customisable baby blanket pattern, add your own baby name by Melu Crochet 
Summer Bobble Pom Pom Poncho


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