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SHOELACE Scrunchies Free Crochet Pattern

Updated on May 21, 2014

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.

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!

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Insert crochet mesh in hair elastic.Make sure you insert the string in adjacent holes.Begin tying the string like a shoe lace.Pull the string tight.Continue this way all around.Enjoy your new scrunchies!
Insert crochet mesh in hair elastic.
Insert crochet mesh in hair elastic.
Make sure you insert the string in adjacent holes.
Make sure you insert the string in adjacent holes.
Begin tying the string like a shoe lace.
Begin tying the string like a shoe lace.
Pull the string tight.
Pull the string tight.
Continue this way all around.
Continue this way all around.
Enjoy your new scrunchies!
Enjoy 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.



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    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      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!

    • MoiraCrochets profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      7 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      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!

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      Priyanka Estambale 

      7 years ago from United States

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

    • KrisL profile image


      7 years ago from S. Florida

      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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