Velvet Scrunchies – Free Crochet Pattern

Here is my Velvet Scrunchies Crochet Pattern. These scrunchies are so soft and beautiful, plus they’re quick and easy to make! Continue reading for the instructions and the story behind this pattern.

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These scrunchies are super soft and addicting to make! They look adorable in ponytails or as wristbands, and they’re great for gift giving. ♡

I tried a few different techniques for making velvet scrunchies, and after testing them all out this one was by far my favorite. You can easily make a scrunchie by just crocheting directly around a hair tie, but I found that the stitches start to look messy after wearing it a few times. So I made this pattern instead; its still super easy to make and holds up very well so it will stay looking beautiful no matter how many times you use it.


Want another free pattern? Check out my most recent post to make your own crochet bralette! Crochet tops are super cute & trendy. If you’ve never made one before, this beginner pattern is a perfect place to start. My Classic Triangle Bikini Top Crochet Pattern can be found here.

My velvet scrunchies are made using Bernat Velvet yarn. This is a bulky weight velvet yarn that creates a soft, luxurious texture. These scrunchies will be constructed by simply crocheting a long rectangle and then sewing it around a hair tie. The velvet yarn is perfect to use because you can’t even see the seam, it blends right into the stitches!

Each scrunchie will not require much yarn. This pattern is perfect for using up leftover yarn from other projects. I love, love, love velvet yarn and will be writing more patterns with this yarn super soon! Make sure you subscribe to my blog to get notified when news pattern are available.




YARN: Velvet yarn, bulky weight 5

Recommended: Bernat Velvet (Less than 1 ball needed)

OTHER: Elastic hair tie, yarn needle, scissors


2” x 2” (5cm x 5cm) swatch = 7 sts x 5 rows

Finished Measurements:

Before sewing crocheted piece around hair tie

LENGTH: Approximately 15” (38cm)

WIDTH: Approximately 2” (5cm)



HdcHalf double crochet


  • This is an easy/beginner level crochet pattern
  • Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • The stitch count at the end of each row is shown in parenthesis ( )
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.

The stitch used in this pattern is a basic HDC, but it will be worked between the posts.



Ch 7

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in each ch across. (6)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Hdc 1 between each st. (6)

Rows 3 – 44: Repeat row 2

Cut the yarn (leaving a long tail, about 35-40in, that will be used to sew the crocheted piece around the hair tie), fasten off.



Now we’re going to sew this piece onto the elastic. You can use any elastic but its easiest to just use a hair tie. I recommend using a thicker hair tie, because the thin ones will stretch out too much. You want the elastic to stay nice and tight, so if you are using a thin hair tie, I suggest doubling up.


Fold the crocheted piece in half around the elastic and begin sewing the ends of each row together with a whipstitch. You’ll have to scrunch the fabric up a little bit as you sew to fit it all around the hair tie.

Once you’ve finished sewing along the long ends, sew the short ends together with a whipstitch to complete the circle.


Tie both tails together and pull them into the scrunchie with your crochet hook. Cut the tails off close to the knot and tuck it into your scrunchie.

This pattern and all photos are the property of Noelebelle by Nina Noel. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be redistributed or altered and sold. If you wish to sell your finished headbands please sell small quantities only, and provide credit for my design along with a link to my shop and/or this blog.

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