Free Tunisian Crochet Scrunchie Pattern

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This is a free Tunisian Crochet pattern for a scrunchie. Make this easy Tunisian crochet scrunchie as a healthier alternative to prevent hair breakage.

I was long overdue for a hair trim, so a few weeks ago I went to go see my favorite hairdresser. As she was combing through my hair she remarked how much breakage I had. I knew I had been dealing with breakage but really couldn’t figure out why. Then she asked me how I wear my hair on a daily basis. Well, since I live in San Diego, I tend to wear my hair up a lot because of the warm weather.

My hairdresser suddenly exclaimed, “That’s your problem! Your hair ties are breaking your hair.” She went on to explain that if I wanted to continue to wear my hair up that I should stock up on hair scrunchies instead since they are much gentler on a person’s hair.

Well – you know me. If I can crochet it myself, I’m going to! So I went home and got my creative juices flowing. I picked up my Tunisian crochet hook and went to work on creating the perfect poofy scrunchie for my hair. And I have to say that I love the result!

Whether you’re looking for yourself or you need a quick gift, these crochet scrunchies are perfect! They are practical, work up quickly and use just a little bit of yarn. For me, it’s a win-win-win. So what do you say? Are you ready to make one of these Tunisian crochet scrunchies? Scroll down for the free pattern plus some video tutorials, even to learn cro-hooking.

Free Tunisian Crochet Scrunchie Pattern

Tunisian Crochet Patterns

Well, this Tunisian crochet scrunchie pattern is not my first Tunisian Crochet pattern. In my newest Tunisian crochet ebook, I have included 32 patterns and 18 stitch tutorials. So if you’re looking to get into Tunisian crochet more, you’re going to love this book!

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As a matter of fact, in my new ebook, all these Tunisian crochet patterns, stitches, and tips and all organized per category and from beginner to more advanced patterns. And of course, the ebook also comes with lots of videos. Make sure to grab your copy right here:

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In “The Crochet Club” membership the pattern is interactive with check-off boxes so you can keep track of where you are in the pattern (and saved per user login) without any ads and is printer-friendly!

Do you love Tunisian crochet? Or are you looking for more fun Tunisian crochet patterns? Here are a few more you may like to try:

  1. Simple Tunisian Crochet Ear Warmers
  2. Tunisian Crochet Hat
  3. Tunisian Crochet Pan Protector
  4. Tunisian Smock Pouch

To start, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this cute pattern.

How to Tunisian Crochet a Hair Scrunchie

Materials you will need


4 sts x 5 rows = 1 square inch


4 inches in diameter

Stitches used in the pattern

Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE

  • TSS = Tunisian Simple Stitch
  • sl st = slip stitches
  • ch = chain

Tunisian Crochet Video Tutorials

If you are new to Tunisian Crochet these video tutorials will help you in order to crochet the scrunchie pattern which uses the Tunisian Simple Stitch and Cro-Hooking/Tunisian Crochet in Rounds.

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Free Written Pattern for the Cro-Hook Tunisian Crochet Scrunchie

This pattern can be adjusted to make it more or less “poofy”. Simply add more or less rounds.

Finishing up the Tunisian crochet scrunchie

Ch 14, put chain through the elastic and sl st first and last st together. 

Forward pass is made with Re-spekt yarn

Return pass is made with Truboo yarn

R1 F: starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 TSS in each st (forward pass)

R1 R: work stitches off the hook (return pass) using the other end of the double-ended hook (cro-hooking)

R2 F: 1 TSS per st

R2 R: work stitches off the hook 

Repeat R2 until you find the scrunchie poofy enough. Then sew the first and last row together.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Congratulations! Your beautiful new tunisian crochet scrunchie is now finished and ready to wear. So now you can save your hair and keep it from breaking too! Make sure to make plenty of these to gift to all your girlfriends as well. These make amazing last minute gifts for teachers, co-workers, friends, family members and so on.

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Free Tunisian Crochet Scrunchie Pattern

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