There are so many trends from the 1990’s that are making a comeback. Although it makes me feel old AF to see teens in hair barrettes and Doc Martens, I’m definitely here for it. One specific 90’s trend I’ve adopted back in to my wardrobe is the scrunchie! They are much more comfortable than a regular hair tie and they add the perfect amount of flair for the hair. I’ve seen several renditions of the crochet scrunchie, but as always I wanted to be just a bit more extra.
I created a basic crochet scrunchie then took it to the next level adding a bow! This bow is the perfect size for sitting on top of the scrunchie and its long tails drape around the hair for a lovely silhouette. This crochet bow scrunchie is the ideal spring accessory. It will keep the hair off your neck in warmer weather and pull your entire outfit together!
The crochet bow scrunchie is created in three parts: the scrunchie, the bow, and the bow tail. The scunchie was crocheted around a store-bought hair tie, so it stretches and functions as a regular scrunchie would. The bow and tail were simply stitched together, then attached to the top of the scrunchie. It’s a quick and easy project, so you can make one in every color!
Speaking of colors, the yarn I used for this project is Chickadee by Quince & Co. It’s an un-fussy sport weight yarn in an absolutely gorgeous variety of spring colors. The colors shown are “Poppy” (red) and “Shell” (mauve).
For this project, you will need to know how to begin a crochet project with a slip knot and a chain, as well as be able to single, double, and triple crochet. You will also need to be able to stitch crochet pieces together using a tapestry needle. You should also know the basics of finishing your work such as weaving in ends. Let’s do this thing!
- Sport weight yarn – I used Chickadee by Quince & Co in “Poppy” and “Shell.” The skeins are 181 yrds and I used less than half of one skein for one scrunchie.
- Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook
- 4mm hair tie – I used Goody Ouchless
- Tapestry needle
- Ch = Chain
- St = Stitch(es)
- YO = Yarn over
- SC = Single crochet
- DC = Double crochet
- TC = Triple crochet
- SC2tog = Single crochet two stitches together
Part 1: Scrunchie
Round 1: SC around hair tie.
- Create a slip knot and place it on crochet hook.
- Place crochet hook under the hair tie and the working yarn on top.
- YO, pulling yarn underneath the hair tie towards you. You will now have two loops on your hook.
- YO, pull yarn through both loops.
Repeat until you have worked SCs around the entire hair tie. Slip st in to the first SC.
Stitches should be very close together, almost crowded. The hair tie should not be showing through any gaps!
Round 2: Ch 2. Repeat [1DC, 1TC, 1DC] in each st around the entire hair tie. As you make your way around the hair tie, stitches should begin scrunching together.
Once you return to the Ch 2, slip st. Cut and tie off yarn. Weave in ends.
Part 2: Bow
Ch 7 and turn
Row 1: SC in second ch from hook. 1 SC in each ch until the end of row. Turn work (6).
Row 2: 1 SC in each st until end of row. Turn work (6).
Repeat row 2, 40 more times. Cut and tie off yarn, leaving a long tail.
Tie one tail to a tapestry needle.
Fold in two ends until they meet at the middle of the piece.
Sew the two ends to the middle of the piece using the yarn tail and tapestry needle.
Part 3: Bow Tail
Ch 2 and turn
Row 1: 2 SC in second ch from hook. Turn work (2).
Row 2: 1 SC in first st. 2 SC in second st. Turn work (3).
Row 3: 2 SC in first st. 1 SC in next two st. Turn work (4).
Row 4: 1 SC until last st. 2 SC in last st. Turn work (5).
Row 5: 2 SC in first st. 1 SC in each st until end of row. Turn work (6).
Repeat row 5, 60 more times.
Row 66: 1 SC in first four st. SC2tog. Turn work (5).
Row 67: SC2tog. 1 SC in last three st. Turn work (4).
Row 68: 1 SC in first two st. SC2tog. Turn work (3).
Row 69: SC2tog, 1 SC in last st. Turn work (2).
Row 7: SC2tog (1).
Cut and tie off yarn. Weave in ends.
Next, you will sew the bow tail to the bow. Place bow on top of bow tail in the center.
Using a short piece of yarn and a tapestry needle, sew the center of the bow to the bow tail.
Cut and tie off ends.
Attaching Bow to Scrunchie
- Attach a piece of yarn (approximately 2 feet or so) to the tapestry needle.
- Pick a spot somewhere around the scrunchie to place the bow/tail.
- Pass needle through the scrunchie in the space just above the hair tie and underneath the center of the bow/tail. Leave a 6 inch tail.
- Bring the needle around the bow/tail toward you, then under the hair tie through the center of the scrunchie. Cinch the bow/tail to the scrunchie.
- Continue wrapping the yarn around the bow and scrunchie as described in step 4 until bow is good and tight. The center yarn wraps should be about 0.5 inch long.
- Cut yarn. Tie two tails together underneath the scrunchie. Trim excess yarn.
That’s all folks! This beautiful bow scrunchie is ready wear in your hair. Don’t forget to make a few more to match all of your spring outfits!
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What I’m wearing:
- Midi Dress: From Sugar Shack, a local boutique in Sacramento @krazymarys_sugarshack
- Bag: Marianne Woven Circle Bag from Anthropologie
- Shoes: Old Skool by Vans
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