I have been trying out a few different ways to make scrunchies and thought I would share the process.
I made five different style scrunchies but ended up only really liking 3 of them. I am going to share how I made those 3 here. I am still working out exactly how I want to seam them. For all of the scrunchies pictured I used a standard bind-off and just sewed them together. This works pretty well but the side that is seamed does look different than the other side. I have made it so that the seam is the inside, center of the scrunchies so that you cannot see it. I will continue to work on the seam and will update if I find something better.
Materials: Needle: US Circular knitting needle size 7 with a 16″ cable Yarn: Caron X Pantone Bamboo Yarn one hank Though other size 4 worsted weight yarns will do Scissors Tapestry or Darning Needle Stitch Marker Elastic Hair Band A book or smooth board of some type that measure about 9″
Cast on an even number of stitches between 80 and 90.
Rounds 1-12: knit, or to a desired number of rounds. You can knit more than 12 rounds for a puffier scrunchie, I did 17 on the dark pink scrunchie below and it is quite puffy in real life.
Once you have knit the desired amount of rounds, bind-off using a stretchy bind-off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail, about 2 1/2 times the length of the work (about 30″ or so).
I am still working on finding the perfect method for binding off the stockinette stitch scrunchies, but a stretchy bind-off method seems to work pretty good.
Stretch over something that is wide enough to fit the elastic band like a book. I used a small 9″ dry erase board that I had at the house, I bought it at Office Depot.
Slip the knitted work so that the wrong side is showing, then stretch the elastic band over the work.
Fold up the knitted work so that the seams meet and stitch together. Tie off yarn and weave in ends. Slip off board.
You will have just about enough yarn leftover from the knitted scrunchie to make a skinny crochet scrunchie. I used a half double crochet around an elastic band with the remaining yarn. You can also try out my Crochet Velvet Scrunchies Pattern here.
The next style is made the same way as the yellow one, the only difference is when you slip the work onto the book you have the right side showing. So that the finished scrunchie shows the wrong side. I have a video for how I make the garter knit scrunchie below.
The last style is a garter stitch scrunchie, this one you alternate the rounds with knitting and purling.
Round 1: Knit all Sts.
Round 2: Purl all Sts.
Repeat these 2 rounds for a total of 16 -18 rounds, then follow the finishing instructions for the knit scrunchie.
Part 1: Knitting the body https://youtu.be/bbz0MIn2D0I And Part 2 Shows how I seam this one. I did try this with the stockinette stitch and it works ok, I am still trying to figure that one out. https://youtu.be/Ti8Bxwbh91M
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