How to crochet a Double Crochet Scrunchie

13 Sep 2023 | Crochet Basics, Patterns | 1 comment

About the author: Karmen Režek

From Ljubljana, Slovenia, I aspire to inspire others with the same joy and fulfillment that crocheting has given me.

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A Chic Hair Accessory Tutorial

Welcome to my Double Crochet Stitch tutorial! 

In this session, we’ll be diving into the world of double crochet, but with a twist. I recommend using a hook that’s larger than what’s specified on your yarn label. This technique gives a unique, airy texture to your work. While you can opt for any yarn of your choice, try to avoid super thick ones to achieve the best results. So, grab your hook and let’s get crocheting!

About the Double Crochet Stitch

The double crochet stitch, often abbreviated as ‘dc’, is one of the fundamental stitches in the crochet world. It’s taller than a single crochet and provides a more open, flexible fabric. Ideal for projects where you want a bit of drape!

How to Make a Double Crochet:

  1. Yarn over your hook.
  2. Insert your hook into the desired stitch.
  3. Yarn over again and pull up a loop. You should have three loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops.
  5. Yarn over once more and pull through the remaining two loops.

About the Slip Stitch

The slip stitch, abbreviated as ‘sl st’, is a simple yet versatile stitch. It’s often used to join rounds, add subtle height, or in this case, sew pieces together.

How to Make a Slip Stitch:

  1. Insert your hook into the desired stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull the yarn back through the stitch and the loop on your hook in one go.

About the Blanket Stitch

The blanket stitch is a beautiful edge stitch, often used in sewing to create a decorative border. In crochet, it adds a lovely finishing touch, especially when joining edges.


  • Yarn (any type, but not too thick)
  • Crochet hook (larger than recommended on the yarn label)
  • Hair elastic
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors


  1. Chain 17.
  2. Row 1: Double crochet in the 3rd chain from the hook and across. (15 dc)
  3. Row 2: Chain 2, turn. Double crochet across. (15 dc)
  4. Continue working rows of double crochet until the strip is long enough. Test by wrapping the strip around the hair elastic; when fully stretched, the strip should still have some space to stretch further.
  5. Without cutting the yarn, sew the beginning and the end together using a slip stitch.
  6. Wrap the strip around the hair elastic and sew the edges together with the blanket stitch.
  7. Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

And there you have it! A chic double crochet scrunchie ready to elevate your hair game. Don’t forget to check out the video tutorial for a more visual guide.

Happy crocheting!

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1 Comment

  1. I was able to quickly crochet this scrunchie! This was a very simple, easy to follow pattern. And I love that there was a visual example of how to do it through the YouTube video.

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