Need a quick gift for the holidays or a birthday? Try this super-quick pattern for Velvet Scrunchies.
1 ball of Bernat Baby Velvet yarn (or scraps – one ball will make many, many scrunchies!)
Crochet hook size 5.5 mm
Thick hair elastic (pony-tail holder), any brand, standard size. I used dollar-store elastics.
You will be covering a purchased hair elastic with crochet stitches.
Round 1: single crochet
Make a slip knot, then slip-stitch into the ring (elastic). Chain 1. Work at least 40 to 50 single crochet (sc) into the ring, filling it up as much as possible. Tip: work over top of the loose yarn end to cover it up. Stop after every ten stitches and push the stitches together. When you get all the way around the elastic, slip stitch to the first sc.
Round 2: Double crochet
Chain 2 (counts as first double crochet (dc)). Work 2 dc into each sc around. Slip stitch to top of first dc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Wear as a bracelet or a hair scrunchie. Enjoy!