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SHOELACE Scrunchies Free Crochet Pattern


Table of Contents:

  • Required Skills
  • Materials
  1. Crochet Pattern
  2. Assembly (with work-in-progress photos)
  • Suggestion

Living in a tropical country makes it a requirement for a woman to have a scrunchies. And the SHOELACE scrunchies is perfect inn keeping hair up in hot weather.

This crochet project is simple enough that a beginner can handle it. The scrunchies is made with a filet mesh, then the elastic is enclosed in the mesh. The mesh is then closed by tying the string like a shoelace.

The construction of the SHOELACE scrunchies makes it possible to change the elastic inside once loose.

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My Free Scrunchies Pattern


Required Skills

- ch, tr, sc

- working in rows


  • size 8 crochet cotton
  • 1.65-mm crochet hook
  • hair elastic
  • 1 m string


  • ch - chain
  • sc - single crochet
  • sk - skip
  • tr - treble crochet
  • y o - yarn over

Special Stitch: tr*

How to tr*

Y o, insert hook, y o, draw a loop through, (y o, draw through 2 loops) 2x, insert hook in adjacent foundation ch, y o, draw through all loops on hook


Crochet Pattern

//Pattern begins

Foundation Chain: Ch 33 or a multiple of 5 + 3.

Row 1: 32 sc beginning with the 2nd ch from hook, ch 4, turn.

Row 2: Sk 1 sc, tr in next sc, (sk 3 sc, ch 3, 2 tr) 5x, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 32 sc, ch 4, turn.

Repeat Row 2-3 until 15 inches long.

The last row will join the crocheted rectangle into a ring.

Last Row: sl st to adjacent foundation chain, sk 1 sc, tr*, (sl st 3 foundation chains, 2 tr*) 5x.

Break off and weave in ends.

//Pattern ends

This is now the crochet mesh

This is now the crochet mesh


  1. Insert the crochet mesh inside the elastic.
  2. Tie the string like a shoelace to enclose the elastic in the crochet mesh.
  3. Enjoy and use your new scrunchies!


Don't be limited to the crochet mesh I showed in this pattern. ANY CROCHET MESH will work great with this pattern.


I LOVE Comments!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on March 09, 2013:

Hello Wonder wool!

I think so too. Actually I thought of making patterns of scrunchies made this way using various mesh patterns. Yet on second thought, that would be too boring.

Thanks for leaving a comment!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on March 09, 2013:

Hello KrisL!

That's my big problem too when crocheting scrunchies. It seems such a waste of crochet work when you have to throw away your crocheted scrunchies just because the elastic inside has gone loose.

Thanks for leaving a comment!

Priyanka Estambale from United States on March 09, 2013:

so cute and simple. I specially feel the honeycomb mesh pattern would look pretty! Thanks for Sharing :)

KrisL from S. Florida on March 09, 2013:

Excellent hub. I crochet scrunchies myself, and I''m always disappointed when the elastic goes and I can't use them anymore.

Very clear instructions too.

Voted up and useful.

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