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Free Crochet Pattern Diamond Mesh Scrunchies

Updated on June 1, 2014
Diamond Mesh Crochet Scrunchies
Diamond Mesh Crochet Scrunchies

I always use scrunchies to tie my hair. But when I looked up free crochet scrunchies patterns, most of them are done by anchoring the stitches on the hair elastic. Since I crochet plarn exclusively, working stitches this way means breaking of stitches before I get bored with my scrunchies!

Finally, I realized that if I enclose the hair elastic in a round diamond mesh, that should do the trick for me. The diamond mesh will stretch together with the hair elastic - PERFECT! All my sisters and friends are getting one diamond mesh scrunchies this Christmas. I'm sure they'd be able to use it.

Why don't you make one for yourself and/or your loved ones?

And click here for all my FREE CROCHET PATTERNS.

This is how it looks when used.
This is how it looks when used.
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The difficult parts of this pattern are the dtr stitches and getting lost in the rounds.
The difficult parts of this pattern are the dtr stitches and getting lost in the rounds.

Materials and Tools


  • yarn (I used 1-cm single-strand softened plarn from a large plastic bag)
  • garter (I used 3/4-in black garter because we Asians have black hair, it won't be noticeable once worn)
  • sewing thread same color as yarn.

Click here to learn the methods of making plarn and how to condition (spin or soften) it for crochet.


  • crochet hook 2 sizes down from the suggested size for your yarn (I used #7 steel hook)
  • tapestry needle
  • sewing needle

Design Notes

Keep the tension tight/compact because the mesh will be under a lot of stress and stretch. You don't want it to break on you.


  • ch - chain
  • sl st - slip stitch
  • sk - skip
  • sp - space
  • dtr - double treble crochet

Project Instructions

This will be a combination of crochet and sewing instructions and will be divided into three major parts.

STEP 1: Crocheting the Round Diamond Mesh

Foundation Ring: Ch 24, sl st to form ring. Turn.

R1: [Ch 8, sk 8 ch, sl st] 2x, ch 3, sk 8 ch, dtr. Turn.

R2: [Ch 8, sl st in ch-8 sp] 2x, ch 3, dtr in dtr-ch-3 sp. Turn.

Repeat R2 40x or until you have a stretched length of 16 in.

STEP 2: Inserting the Garter Inside the Mesh

Cut a 6-in length of garter.

Stitch the edges of the garter to keep them from raveling.

Pass the garter inside the diamond mesh.

Overlap 1/2 in to have a circle with 5-in circumference

Stitch the sides and the center too.

STEP 3: Closing the Diamond Mesh

To join the the diamond mesh [ch 4, sl st in adjacent 8-ch sp on the foundation ring, ch 4, sl st in 8-ch sp of previous round] 3x.

Weave in ends along the dtr's. Sew the end in place.

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    • MoiraCrochets profile image

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 4 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Yes, I've tried yarn. But acrylic yarn just doesn't feel right for me. I like cotton yarns.

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      kg 4 years ago

      do you even use yarn

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      Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

      I'm sharing this on my crochet group. It is a perfect summertime project.

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      I'm happy to see your comments in my patterns!

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      Rhelena 5 years ago

      I love your idea!

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the great post..nice

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 5 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      That would be great! I'm honored you thought about going back to crochet because of this pattern.

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      Lor B 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      What a great idea....I use to crochet years ago, just the simple stitch, but it worked for what I wanted to do.

      Maybe I'll get back into it this fall!!

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 6 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Really? You haven't seen garters in ages? They're so common here. I hope your friends will love the scrunchies.

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      PWalker281 6 years ago

      My hair isn't long enough to wear one, but I have many friends who would love receiving something like this for Christmas. Thanks for posting the pattern! Don't know where I would find garters though. Haven't seen those in ages! Rated up and useful.