Free Back to School Scrunchies Crochet Patterns

School scrunchie crochet pattern
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Back to school scrunchie crochet patterns

Thanks for checking out my set of 3 back to school scrunchie crochet patterns. Finally, after the long national lockdown, my girls going back to school. I’ve got so many mixed emotions as will most parents. It’s been a busy week rushing round buying new school uniform, lunch boxes & school shoes ready for their return. With this in mind I decided to design some ‘back to school’ hair scrunchies. The kids love them and can’t wait to wear one on their first day of school.

Crochet scrunchie description

The crochet pattern bundle is for a set of 3 scrunchies. As I previously mentioned I used them for school hair accessories, but they’re suitable for everyday wear by adults or children. I chose to use my children’s school uniform colours, navy and blue. The first scrunchie has a wavy, ruffled look to it. The second is a basic, plain scrunchie. The third is a hair elastic topped with a beautiful textured bow.

How to crochet hair scrunchies

To begin my school scrunchie crochet patterns are easy skill level. Before you start you will need 3 hair elastics to work around. You will also need DK (weight 3) yarn and a 4mm crochet hook. You will need to know basic crochet stitches as well as how to increase and work in front/back posts.

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Paid or free crochet pattern

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Back to school hair scrunchie – crochet patterns

This free crochet pattern will help you create a 3 back to school hair scrunchies. If you’d prefer a printable, ad free pdf file including all 3 patterns you can purchase the patterns from my Etsy or Ravelry store.

Crochet pattern info

Hook size

4mm crochet hook


DK yarn in 2 colours. I used King Cole DK yarn

A – Irish navy 54m

B – Baby sky 19m

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Click here for U.K. translation


ch – Chain

sl st – Slip stitch

st/sts – Stitch/stitches

rep – Repeat

sc – Single crochet

dc – Double crochet

2dc/3dc – 2/3 Double crochet in 1 space (increase)

BPdc – Back post double crochet

Gauge / Tension

Gauge is important as everyone crochets with a different tension. If your 2” swatch doesn’t match up you can change your hook size to suit your tension.

10 rows of 8 sc / 6 rows of 8 dc

Pattern notes

I do not count chains in my stitch count.

Numbers in brackets are the number of rows/stitches.

Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces eg. (sc, inc) would mean sc in first stitch then inc in next stitch.

You will need hair elastics to work around.


You will need the following supplies to complete the project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies on love crafts)

dk yarn

– hair elastics

– 4mm crochet hook

– Tapestry needle

– scissors

– tape measure

Free Scrunchie crochet patterns

Wavy scrunchie

School scrunchie crochet pattern
Round 1

start with colour B

sc x 50 around the elastic as you would with a magic ring.

Slide and compress the stitches together as you go along

sl st to join & ch 1

(50 sts)

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Round 2

4dc in every st

sl st to join

Cast off & weave in ends

(200 sts)

Basic scrunchie

Round 1

ch 15 using colour A

put chain through the elastic & sl st to make a circle

Round 2 – 27

dc x 15

sl st to join between each row

fasten off after row 27 leaving a long tail for sewing

(26 rows of 15 sts)

Using a tapestry needle sew both sides together and weave in ends.

Hair bow

Bow sides (make 2)

Use colour A

Row 1

ch x 13

dc x 11 starting in 3rd ch from hook

ch 1 & turn work

(11 sts)

Row 2

(dc, BPdc) x 5

dc in last st

ch 1 & turn work

(11 sts)

Row 3

dc x 11

ch 1 & turn work


Row 4

dc x 2

(dc, BPdc) x 4

dc x 1

ch 1 & turn work

(11 sts)

Row 5

dc x 11

ch 1 & turn work

(11 sts)

Rows 6-13

Rep rows 2, 3, 4 & 5 twice

Fasten off after row 13

(8 rows of 11 sts)

Bow assembly

Join both pieces in corner, wrong sides facing each other.

We will now join both pieces using sc and yarn colour A

sc x 10 (across short side)

(sc, ch, sc) into corner sp

sc x 14

(sc, ch, sc) into corner sp

sc x 9

(sc, ch, sc) into corner sp

sc x 14

(sc, ch, sl st to join) in last/first sp

Fasten off & weave in ends

(54 sts)

Cut a piece of yarn and tightly tie around the middle of your work to create a bow

Hair elastic

sc x 50 around the elastic as you would with a magic ring.

Slide and compress the stitches together as you go along

sl st to join & fasten off leaving long tails for attaching bow

(50 sts)

Big bow assembly

Tie the bobble to the bow make sure it’s centre aligned

Wrap plenty of yarn around both the bow and bobble. Tie a knot at back and weave in ends

Back to school scrunchie crochet patterns

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