The Lacey Scrunchie
I recently discovered a new way to make scrunchies and just had to give it a try with a pattern of my own. I am not sure why it took so long to try out just crocheting a tube around an elastic hair tie, but for some reason it never occurred to me until now. I am not the first person to do this and I have seen a few other patterns that use this technique the only difference in this pattern is where I insert my hook to create the lacy look of The Lacey Crochet Scrunchie.
So let’s get started
Hdc = half double crochet
Optional Scrunchies Wraps
This pattern uses Tubular Crochet around an elastic hair tie. I unfortunately do not know what the stitch is called that I am using, but you will be crocheting into the back 2 loops of a hdc in the round.
This pattern is difficult to explain in written terms so I made a video for it, though I have tried to explain as best I could below.
Make a foundation chain of 17, insert chain into the center of the elastic hair tie, being careful not to twist the stitches, join with a slip stitch.
Row 1: Hdc into each chain until you reach the end.
Row 2: Hdc into the back 2 loops of each stitch.
Repeat row 2 continuously until your tube reaches the desired length, slip stitch to join, then tie off and seam around to join both ends of the tube.
I don’t measure my tube, I just work my tube to a length that looks scrunchie enough for me and isn’t super tight when I stretch out the elastic hair tie.
On your last round, be sure to match up the ends of the tube so that your first stitch of the chain and the last hdc meet at the same point.
Please view this video using larger yarn to see where you insert your hook to complete the stitch necessary for this pattern.
Give your scrunchies a polished off look with my Scrunchies Flag Tag Wraps, these work great for customer orders and selling at markets!
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