Double Blooms Scrunchie: Free Crochet Pattern
January in central Virginia is cold, wet, and slushy. The skies are gray, my succulents stretched for lack of sunshine. The twinkle lights of Christmas has passed, but the golden double blooms of spring haven’t arrived yet. Spring is my season. I am a crazy person with too many passions, one of which is gardening – not vegetable gardening – flower gardening! Last year I discovered the most beautiful double head daffodils growing wild on our yard. Knowing we would be moving soon, naturally I dug up some to take with me. I can’t wait for those cheery, buttery blooms to peek up through the soil at me, wishing me a happy spring.
If you are looking for a spring pattern to keep those cool breezes off your ears, check out this spring beanie!
In the meanwhile, I decided to write a pattern based on the ruffled texture of the double blooms. Even though these scrunchies will be worn separately, when you stack them together, they mimic the texture of the inner and outer blooms of a double head daffodil! Of course, I should have made them in yellow, but I had plenty of teal in my stash. Follow the free pattern below to create your own spring inspired scrunchie! These are perfect for accenting a high ponytail or a thick braid, or for pineapple-ing thick, curly hair – which I do not have, but my sister-in-law does! I will be sending her set because she is AWESOME! Amber blogs about beauty, fashion, and self-wellness - check her out at www.ambertheblog.com!
Work the single crochet in the hair elastic the same way you would work them in a magic circle or a chain loop like starting a hat or a ball.
When it comes time to work the back loop only, you may find it easier to either turn your work (so the back loop becomes the front loop), or to fold the stitches worked in the front loop down out of your way, so the back loop is easily accessible.
If you use a smaller or bigger hair elastic, or maybe a lighter yarn, you can still make the pattern! Each pattern is written in multiples of two, so as long as you start with an even number of single crochet in round one, you can continue, making them as big or small as you need!
Two hair elastics, I used these
Some velvet yarn scraps (I used Premier Yarns Parfait in Blueberry which is a 5 weight)
Hook size H/8 5.00mm
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
Ch – chain
Sl st – slip stitch
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – double crochet
Tc – treble crochet
Work in back loop only
Work in front loop only
Pattern (in U.S. terms)
Rnd 1: Sc 42 around Scruncii
Rnd 2: 2 sc in front loop only (84 sc), join
Rnd 3: Sl St to remaining back loop of Rnd 1, 2 sc in remaining back loop around (84 sc), join. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Rnd 1: Sc 32 around Scruncii
Rnd 2: Worked in front loop only, (sc, ch 3, sc) in first stitch, sc in next stitch, *(sc, ch3, sc) in next stitch, sc in next stitch* repeat around, join. (14 ch 3 spaces)
Rnd 3: Sl st to ch 3 sp, *(sc, hdc, dc, tc, dc, hdc, sc) in ch 3 sp* repeat in each ch 3 sp. Join. (14 petals)
Rnd 4: Sl St to remaining back loop of Rnd 1, working in remaining back loops from Rnd 1, sc in first stitch, (sc, ch3, sc) in next stitch, *sc in next st, (sc, ch3, sc) in next stitch* repeat around. Join. (14 ch 3 spaces) Note: The chain 3 spaces of this round should line up the sc of Rnd 2, so the petals will not line up directly, but alternate around.
Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 3. Join. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Please remember, I offer these patterns for free. Please do not copy, distribute, sell, or otherwise seek to profit from the written pattern. You are, of course, welcome to sell any items you make using this pattern. If you make a Double Blossom Scrunchie Set, please tag me on Instagram or share it to my Facebook group!
Don’t forget to check out my other free crochet patterns!