It is time to up your scrunchie making game! Thanks to the renewed popularity of this 80’s hair accessory, I have been busy making these by the dozen. But when you make something over and over again it tends to get a little boring. So to revive my love of making them I started playing around with colours. After all seeing how different colour combinations work up together is fun, and given that these work up quickly it is rather satisfying. So here is the first installment in my multi-colour scrunchie patterns: The Long Stripe.
2 colours of Bernat Baby Velvet yarn
4.5mm crochet hook
A note about Velvet Yarn. I love this yarn. It is soft and silky, and so snuggly, but many find it difficult to work with. It is rather floppy and can quickly look messy with loose pieces of yarn pulling out everywhere. I have found the best way to combat this is to use a smaller hook than I would normally, make the stitches tight, and in all honestly – I need to slow down and work each stitch more carefully. This isn’t yarn that you can have your hands flying with – it takes some patience. But the end result is beautiful!
With colour A chain 55
Row 1: with colour A, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in every chain to end. Chain 1 (54)
Row 2: with colour A, sc across. Change to colour B in last sc, chain 1 (54)
Note: you do not need to cut colour A. Since we are doing 2 rows of colours you will be able to pick up Colour A and continue working – this means less ends to weave in!
Row 3-4: with colour B, sc across. Change to colour A in last sc of row 4, chain 1 (54)
Row 5-6: with colour A, sc across. Change to colour B in last sc of row 4, chain 1 (54)
Row 7-8: with colour B, sc across. Change to colour A in last sc of row 4, chain 1 (54)
Row 9-10: with colour A, sc across. Change to colour B in last sc of row 4, chain 1 (54)
Row 11-12: with colour B, sc across. Proceed to finishing, do not cut yarn (54)
Finishing: insert corner (below your last stitch) of foundation row through the hair elastic. Slip stitch Row 12 and the foundation row to close the scrunchie around the hair elastic. You are basically creating a tube of crochet fabric around the hair elastic. When you get to the end, fasten off. Using the tails sew the 2 ends of the tube together to close, being careful to line up the stripes. Weave in ends.
There are so many colour combinations possible. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with – tag me in your finished photos on Facebook or Instagram! And as always, feel free to make and sell as many scrunchies as you want, but remember to give me credit for the pattern.