DIY Crochet Scrunchie – Crochet a Wavy Hair Tie (How-To)

Are you ready to add a touch of handmade charm to your hairstyle? Crochet scrunchie are not only trendy, but they’re also surprisingly quick and easy to make. This particular pattern creates a gorgeously textured, wavy scrunchie that’s perfect for beginners and seasoned crocheters alike!

Why Crochet Scrunchies? (Benefits & Versatility)

  • Gentle on Hair: Crochet scrunchies are softer than traditional hair ties, preventing breakage and being a comfy option for all hair types.
  • Customizable: Express your unique style with endless color combinations and yarn textures.
  • Beginner-friendly: This is a fantastic project to master basic crochet stitches!
  • Great Gifts: Crochet scrunchies make thoughtful, handmade gifts for friends and family.

Gather Your Supplies: Choosing the Perfect Yarn for Your Crochet Scrunchie

  • Yarn: For this pattern, you’ll need a medium-weight yarn (approximately 1.5mm thickness). Experiment with different textures and fibers like cotton, acrylic, or a soft wool blend.
  • Crochet Hook: A 2.0mm crochet hook is ideal.
  • Hair Tie: A standard, stretchy hair tie will form the base of your scrunchie.
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker (Optional)

Crochet Scrunchie Basics: Essential Stitches for Beginners

  • Slip Knot: The starting point for most crochet projects.
  • Single Crochet (sc): A basic and versatile stitch.
  • Chain Stitch (ch): Creates spaces or extends the length of your work.
  • Double Crochet (dc): A taller stitch, used here to create fullness and ruffles.

Step by Step Guide: How to Crochet a Wavy Scrunchie

Inspired by the talented @CROCHETYTEJIDOSabrayo on YouTube ([]), here’s a step by step breakdown of the pattern, adapted for this blog post:

1. Foundation Round:

  1. Make a slip knot.
  2. Chain enough stitches to comfortably fit around a hair tie (usually around 30-40 chains, depending on yarn and desired tightness).
  3. Join the first and last chain with a slip stitch to form a circle.

2. Initial Round:

  1. Single crochet (sc) into each chain stitch around the circle.
  2. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet to close the round.

3. Building the Ruffles (Rounds 3-5):

  1. Chain 3 (counts as your first dc).
  2. Work 2 double crochet (dc) stitches into the same stitch where you made the chain 3.
  3. Skip the next stitch.
  4. In the following stitch, work 3 dc stitches (2 dc in the same stitch, plus a chain 1 for spacing).
  5. Skip 1 stitch, work 3 dc in the next stitch – Repeat this pattern around the entire circle.
  6. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the initial chain 3.

Rows 4 & 5: Repeat Round 3 exactly for two more rounds. This will create the base of your ruffles.

4. Shaping the Waves (Rounds 6-9):

Here’s where the magic happens! We will now create the distinctive wavy pattern.

  1. Ascending Row (Creates a “peak”)
    • Instead of skipping a stitch like in previous rounds, work your group of 3 dc stitches into every other space between the previous round’s ruffles.
    • Essentially, you’re crocheting over the chain spaces from the previous round’s dc groups.
  2. Repeat the ascending row for 2-3 rounds, depending on your desired scrunchie width.

5. Finishing Touches:

  1. Descending Row (Creates a “valley”) – (Optional for a more defined wave)
    • Once you’ve reached your desired scrunchie width with ascending rows, you can add a contrasting descending row for a more dramatic wave effect.
    • In this round, instead of working into every other space, work your group of 3 dc stitches into every third space between the previous round’s dc groups.
    • This essentially “skips” two chain spaces instead of one, creating a deeper valley between the waves.
  2. Weave in any loose ends securely.

Congratulations, your wavy crochet scrunchie is complete!

Customize Your Crochet Scrunchie: Tips for Color, Texture & Embellishments

  • Experiment with Color: Try single color scrunchies, stripes, or variegated yarns.
  • Play with Texture: Use fluffy, velvet, or bobble yarn for a unique look.
  • Add Embellishments: Sew on beads, buttons, or charms.

Join the Community!

I hope you had fun making your wavy crochet scrunchie! Share your creations on Instagram (@tubacrochet_) and TikTok (@tubacrochet) for a chance to be featured. Let’s inspire each other!

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In Conclusion Crocheting your own scrunchie is a satisfying and creative experience! Feel free to leave any questions in the comments. Happy crocheting!

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