The Best FREE Crochet Schrunchie Pattern – Super Easy & Quick

Here’s the free crochet scrunchie pattern for the cutest scrunchie ever, The Lazy Scrunchie. It’s so easy and quick to make.

Get the free crochet pattern below or purchase the complete printable PDF right here.

free crochet scrunchie pattern

In this blog post, you’ll find the free crochet pattern for the super cute crochet scrunchie, The Lazy Scrunchie. You can make it in whatever color you like, and wear them any season.

Make a bunch of them in different colors and give them away as presents to your friend, your mom, your aunt, your granny, your friend’s granny, your neighbor or anyone who needs a pretty crochet homemade present to light up their day. Or keep them all to yourself, if you don’t like sharing 😉

The Lazy Scrunchie is a super easy and cute little project and it’s so great for yarn stash-busting. It’s super easy and fun to make. And it doesn’t take long at all.

All you need is a little yarn, a hair elastic and some beads. You can just use whatever beads that you can find in your stash or go hunting in someone else’s stash 😉

You can make the scrunchies with any type of yarn you have leftover and you can add beads or not. Personally, I think they get that extra something with the beads added.

You can make it both fun, feminine and elegant depending on what kind of yarn you choose and what bead color you choose to complement the yarn.

This blog post is your go-to free crochet scrunchie pattern.


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Inspiration for The Lazy Scrunchie

Don’t you just love scrunchies? At first, when I started seeing them on both Instagram and Pinterest I must admit I was very skeptical. It was like reliving a constant bad hair bun day from the 90s all over again.

They just never looked cute on me – or maybe I never had a good hair day as a kid back then… 

But now it’s like I can’t get enough.

And to be honest, so far they have cured many of my bad hair days. That’s why I decided to call the pattern “The Lazy Scrunchie” – because some days you’re just too lazy to do anything about a bad hair day. But you still don’t want to look like you just got out of bed all day 😉

This cute crochet hair scrunchie can also pimp up your hair bun which already looks cute. A scrunchie just adds a little extra cuteness. And depending on which color of yarn you choose to make it in and if you add beads or not, it can become a party bun, a “hygge” bun, a beach bun or something else you need it to be.

Altogether, that’s why I made this super cute free crochet scrunchie pattern for you.

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The Lazy Scrunchie is crocheted in the round using two strands of yarn together. You crochet the yarn directly on the hair elastic and add the beads as you go. 

The pattern for the scrunchie can easily be customized to fit any hair elastic you have at hand. You will find instructions for alternations in the pattern below. You’ll find directions for this in the pattern below.

crochet a scrunchie

What you need to know to make this Free crochet scrunchie pattern

All you need to know to crochet a scrunchie is the following basic crochet stitches:

How to chain and make a single crochet (UK double crochet ) – watch this video tutorial on how to chain and single crochet 

How to make a half double crochet (UK half treble crochet) – watch this video tutorial on how to half double crochet 

If you’re new to crochet and want to make the crochet scrunchie I recommend that you watch these video tutorials. Here you’ll learn how to make the basic crochet stitches you need to know.

Watch them as many times as you need to feel comfortable with the techniques.




Hook 3,5 mm
Darning needle
Different beads, approx. 20-40 
Hair elastic 


You can use any yarn you want that fits a 3,5 mm crochet hook. 

You need approx. 76 y / 70 m of yarn depending on how tight you crochet. 

The scrunchies shown in the pictures are made from two strands of yarn: 
a combination of Mayflower Cotton 8 and Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk. 

This combination of yarn gives The Lazy Scrunchie a fluffy and feminine look.

crochet hair scrunchie pattern


Always read the pattern thoroughly. You will find an explanation of all abbreviations below, both US and UK terms. The pattern uses US terms.


st(s): stitch(es)
ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch 
hdc: half double crochet (UK half treble crochet)
rnd(s): round(s)


I love to see your finished projects and WIPs! Use #thelazuscrunchie #yippieyarnyay and tag @yippieyarnyay on Instagram to show off your work and have a chance to be featured.

So let’s crochet a scrunchie 😁

crochet hair scrunchie


Use hook 3,5 mm. Worked in the round.

String all the beads on the yarn. Divide them evenly to The Lazy Scrunchie as you go, just the way you like. Example: If you use 40 beads: add 10 beads to each of the 4 rnds. 

Tie the yarn to the hair elastic. 

72 sc around the elastic, or any other number dividable by 3. Sl st 1 first sc. Ch 1.

Rnd 1: Hdc in same st as the ch 1. 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, 2 hdc in last st, sl st in first hdc, ch 1.

Rnd 2: Hdc in same st as the ch 1. 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts*, 2 hdc in last st, sl st in first hdc, ch 1.

Rnd 3: Hdc in same st as the ch 1. 1 hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts*, 2 hdc in last st, sl st in first hdc, ch 1.

Rnd 4: Hdc in same st as the ch 1. Hdc in each st across, sl st in first hdc,

Break yarn and weave in ends.


You’re done with your own crochet hair scrunchie. Wear it, share it, love it – and make many more!

Please leave a comment and tell me all about how your scrunchie turned out! The colors, the sizes, everything 😀

Sharlene 😀


Then you have to make one of these gorgeous free crochet patterns.

1. The Monday Sweater // 2. The Super Easy Crochet Beanie for beginners  // 3. The Everyday Easy Crochet Cardigan


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