How to Make Crochet Hair Scrunchies

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Scrunchies are back in style, so get your leftover yarn and crochet hook and start making! These scrunchies are so quick and fun to make, you’ll find yourself making one in every colour.

I make these scrunchies using leftover skeins of yarn. For this tutorial I was using super bulky (level 6) yarn and a size 10mm crochet hook. I found using a hook one or two sizes bigger then the recommended size for the yarn made the scrunchy softer and more “scrunchy”.

You can use any size yarn you would like to make the scrunchies, just add more triple crochets to the hair tie.

A bunch of crochet scrunchies

Make a slip knot on your crochet hook as if you were going to start chaining

How to start a scrunchy

Place the working yarn to the back of your hair tie. You are now going to insert your hook through the front of the hair tie and bring up a loop and make a slip stitch and then chain three

Joining the scrunchy
Making a crochet scrunchy
Starting a crochet scrunchy pattern

Triple crochet around the hair tie. When you get to near the beginning of the loop, start to pull the hair tie to stretch it. Add more triple crochets and the stretched area. The more you stretch the hair tie and the more triple crochets you add the more “scrunchy” looking the hair tie will become.

Finishing a crochet scrunchy

Once you are satisfied with the amount of “scrunch” You can make a slip stitch into your first triple crochet.

Crochet scrunchy pattern
How to crochet a scrunchy pattern

Make a twisted headband to go with your top knot scrunchy. Find the pattern HERE!

How to Make Crochet Hair Scrunchies


  • I used leftovers from skeins of yarn I had laying around. This tutorial shows instructions using super bulky (level 6) yarn, but you can use any yarn to make your scrunchies.
  • Whatever size yarn you use, make sure your crochet hook is one or two sizes bigger than the recommended size for your yarn. For example, if your yarn calls for a 9mm crochet hook use 10mm hook.
  • The more you stretch the hair tie and the more stitches you add the more “scrunchy” the hair tie will be.


  • Hair ties (thick ones)
  • 10mm Crochet hook 
  • Super bulk (level 6) yarn
  • Yarn Needle

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Make a slip knot on your hook, insert your hook through the front of the hair tie. Bring up yarn and make a Slip stitch.

Chain 3

Triple crochet around the hair tie, until you have enough stitches to make it look scrunchy

Slip stitch into your chain.

Bind off and weave in ends.

I would love to see what you all create! So, don’t forget to tag @thenorthernmoose on Instagram with your finished designs!

This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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