Fashion is cyclical, so 90’s style hair scrunchies are back in style. Why not make your own with this easy blanket yarn hair scrunchie crochet pattern? That’s exactly what I did with some scraps of Bernat Blanket yarn leftover from a baby blanket project.
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How to Make a Crochet Hair Scrunchie
These crochet hair scrunchies are super easy to crochet. For real, you only need to know how to single crochet! For the blanket blanket yarn hair scrunchie crochet pattern, you’ll single crochet around an “ouchless” hair elastic, then add a second row to create the ruffled effect.
Small scrunchies use less than five yards of Bernat Blanket yarn and the large size needs about 11 yards. These crochet scrunchies are so fast and easy that even a beginner can crank one out in 15 minutes or less. You can use the finished scrunchies for yourself, to give as gifts, or to sell at craft markets.
If you’re more into worsted weight yarn (or just love scrunchies), check out my HDC hair scrunchie pattern. It’s also beginner-friendly and uses only half-double crochet stitches.
Looking for more single crochet patterns? Check out our round-up, featuring 16+ patterns that only use single crochet stitches.
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The Blanket Yarn Hair Scrunchie Tools
These blanket yarn hair scrunchies are plush thanks to Bernat Blanket yarn. It’s a #6 super bulky yarn. Not only will your scrunchies be unbelievably soft, but using super bulky yarn means that scrunchie works up super quickly (in less than 15 minutes!).
Each large crochet scrunchie uses about 11 yards of yarn, so you don’t need much. I used scraps leftover from a baby blanket. If you can’t shop your stash, you can grab Bernat Blanket yarn from your local craft store, or online from LoveCrafts, MaryMaxim, or Amazon.
For the blanket yarn scrunchie crochet pattern, I paired the super bulky yarn with a K 6.5 mm crochet hook. Mine is a purple Odyssey from Furls. This is a smaller hook than what’s recommended on the label. but we want our stitches to be tight so you can’t see the hair elastic through the scrunchie.
You’ll also need an “ouchless” hair elastic. These are metal-free and can be purchased at your local store (basically every store should have them), or online from Amazon.
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Supplies / Materials
- Small Size: 4 yards of Bernat Blanket yarn (LoveCrafts | MaryMaxim | Amazon)
- Large Size: 11 yards of Bernat Blanket yarn (LoveCrafts | MaryMaxim | Amazon)
- 6.5 mm crochet hook
- Metal-free hair elastic(s)
- Tapestry needle
Note: Bernat Blanket yarn is a #6 super bulky yarn, made with chenille. If you don’t have any on hand (or it’s not available in your area), try these substitutes:
- Hobbii – Happy Chunky Double
- Lion Brand – Cover Story or I Wanna Make a Blankie
- Creative World of Crafts – Hello Love
Gauge / Size
Gauge is not important for this project.
Finished crochet blanket yarn hair scrunchies are approximately 3.25 inches in diameter (small size) and 5 inches in diameter (large size).
Abbreviations / Techniques
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
- invisible join
- weaving in ends
NOTE: This pattern utilizes US crochet terminology.
- ch 1 does not count as a st
- Pattern utilizes crochet shorthand. “2 sc” means to crochet two sc in one st, “sc 2” means to crochet one sc in each of the next two stitches
- Scrunchies are worked in joined rounds, but not turned
Blanket Yarn Hair Scrunchie Crochet Video Tutorial
Learn how to crochet a scrunchie step-by-step with the full YouTube video tutorial. If you’re a left-handed crocheter, check out the flipped version of the hair scrunchie tutorial.
Blanket Yarn Hair Scrunchie Crochet Pattern
sl st to join yarn to hair elastic
ROUND 1: ch 1, sc 35 around elastic, join to first sc with sl st (35)
If you’re making the small size, stop here and skip to “Finishing” section.
ROUND 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around (70)
FINISHING: Trim yarn leaving a six-inch tail, invisible join to first st. Weave in ends.
That’s all, y’all! I wasn’t kidding when I said you could whip up a crochet blanket yarn hair scrunchie in 15 minutes or less.