Materials & Tools Needed:
1 Ball Curly Q Yarn – I got mine from Jo-Anns
, the color I chose is called Calypso
Size P crochet hook (11.5 mm) - You can use a smaller or bigger hook, but you may have to adjust the stitches count. See the note below about adjusting the stitches.
scissors and yarn needle
Additionally for the Scrunchies:
Ponytail Holders of your choice – I use the no-slip type. Here’s a link to them on Amazon
Gauge is not important to this project. More importantly is to use the type of yarn called for. Because the yarn is stretchy, there is a chance that this pattern will not work for other 5-ply or 6-ply yarn.
This instructable assumes that you know how to crochet. The special stitch is shown in this instructable for the type of yarn.
The yarn is stretchy
which allows for the pattern to be used for different sized head circumference and different hair types.
I included a child-sized pattern as well as the adult pattern for your use and you can adjust the chains by groups of four (4) for the adult pattern and the child’s pattern if you don’t find the completed size fits your needs.
Be careful not to twist the foundation chain as you work.
First ch 3 is 1st dc of rnd.
First ch 2 is 1st hdc of rnd.
bpdc = back post double crochet; photo tutorial shown in Step 2 with this yarn
bphdc = back post half double crochet; photo tutorial shown in Step 4 with this yarn
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
fphdc = front post half double crochet; photo tutorial shown in Step 3 with this yarn
hdc = half double crochet
rnd = round
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st or sts = stitch or stitches
yo = yarn over