Scrunchies were so popular in the 90s! Then they seemed to disappear, and now they are back. In the 90s I made piles of them, sewing from all colour fabrics. Now I decided to use the same pattern as for sewing but crochet the piece instead.
Crocheting or knitting scrunchies is also a great way to use up your left-over yarns. One tip I got was that you could make scrunchies for sports or school teams in the team colours!
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I’m first showing you the video. Below the video you find the measurements if you prefer that.
Also, check out the yarns and crochet hooks I use.
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Video for crocheting a scrunchie hair tie
Instructions for making the scrunchie
This makes a medium sized scrunchie. You can alter the sizes but for best results, keep the same proportions.
You can crochet or knit using any stitches but fancier stitches don’t show much. Therefore I’m using just double crochets (as US crochet term). Make a piece 50×8 cm (20×3½ in). Fold it into two lengthwise and crochet it into a tube. I used single crochets in a contrasting colour or glitter yarn for crocheting the sides together. Pass a 20 cm (8 in) piece of elastic into the tube and sew the ends firmly. Finish off by sewing the ends of the tube together.
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