My daughter asked me to crochet some scrunchies for her. Not that much work, I thought, so one evening, after she went to bed, I started crocheting. Turned out next morning that the scrunchies that I made weren't exactly the ones she had in mind. She meant scrunchies like the fabric ones: a tunnel with a piece of elastic in it. Luckily she liked mine much better, so I got away well. Not sure if they will be in use as hair bands or bracelets, though. Teenagers think in mysterious ways, aren't they?
How I made them:
Round 1: 40 sc around a regular hair elastic, close with a slip stitch in the first sc (40)
Round 2: chain 2 (counts as the first dc), 2 dc in the same stitch, 3 dc in every sc of the previous round, close with a slip stitch in the chain stitch (120)
Round 3: chain 2 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc in the same stitch, 2 dc in every dc of the previous round,close with a slip stitch in the chain stitch (240)
Round 4: chain 2 (counts as the first dc), 1 dc in every dc of the previous round, close with a slip stitch in the chain stitch (240)
I used cotton yarn for the scrunchies. Great way to lose some of your stash or leftovers.
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These are great, love the colors!ReplyDelete
These are fabulous - I wish I could crochet to make these!ReplyDelete
These are cute. Scrunchies are always getting lost or misplaced. I like the texture in these.ReplyDelete
These are cute and unique and I can see them as both a scrunchie and a bracelet so you can't go wrong either way. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersPartyReplyDelete
I love these, I did like a scrunchie back in the day. It's fun to see them back again.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Pinning! I need to make some of these.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much!Delete
Cute as can be!ReplyDelete
Those are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.ReplyDelete
I love these crocheted scrunchies! Your daughter is a lucky girl. This is one of my features on the Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow. I hope you can drop by!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the feature!Delete
I like your scrunchies. I should make some for my daughters.ReplyDelete
These are so cute! What a great way to use up bits of yarn and to create something useful and fun!ReplyDelete
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Interesting. I have made fabric ones, and now wonder if there is a way to knit a scrunchie.ReplyDelete
I think there must be :-). Knit a square, fold it over and sew the edges together, thread elastic through it and close. That must be it. I'm not very good at knitting and don't really like it either, but otherwise I would make them this way.Delete
These are adorable, Liz. It's a long time since I've crocheted. Time I to start again. I've featured your crocheted scrunchies.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much for featuring me in your hair accessories special!Delete
Hi Liz, One of my readers has asked what size hook you have used.Delete
I used a 3mm hook, because that was the size the yarn gave, but I guess you have to use a larger needle size if the yarn you use is thicker.Delete
What a cute project! Scrunchies are becoming the new "super cool" thing again, so you should sell these on Etsy!! :)ReplyDelete
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I love this idea! They look great!ReplyDelete
Lovely thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Thank you and you're welcome!Delete
Thank you for pattern, love it!ReplyDelete
Hi there, do you have any process photos to help a beginner crochetter like me? In particular, the first step where you SC around the elastic?ReplyDelete