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 Multi-Way Scrunchie

by Mary Roberts (c) 1998
Donated to Crochet Partners and Posted with Permission.
Please do not reprint this pattern in any form without the designer's permission.
(see note below)
Model crocheted by Mary Roberts

Pattern tested by Vicky Linnell

Materials:
Baby pompadour Yarn
elastic hair band
G hook

Notes:
I designed this pattern because I wanted to use baby or sport yarn for adult-size scrunchies, but most patterns were not full enough. This one works great with sport yarn or baby pompadour yarn and others.

The directions at the end of rnd 2 may sound strange without actually doing the crochet, but if you go ahead and make rounds 1 & 2 and look at the finished work, it will become very clear and simple as to how to proceed.

Directions:

Rnd 1: Cover band with sc so that band does not show through.

Rnd 2: Sl st in ea sc, going under both top threads.

Before joining to finish off, look at top of work at end of row 2. You will see the top 2 threads of the scs of row 1, as well as the 2 top threads of the sl sts of row 2. So you now have 4 possible thread rows to work on. Join with sl st in back thread of sc st.

Rnd 3: Ch 4 (counts as sc and ch 3), sc in same place as joining sl st. *Ch 3, sc in next far back thread. Repeat from * around row, ending with ch 3, sl st in 1st ch of beginning ch 4.

Rnd 4: Sc in thread in front of the thread where row 3 began. *Ch 3, sc in next thread. Repeat from * around, joining as you did in rnd 3.

Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 4.

Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 4. Finish off and weave in ends.

Variations:

(1) Complete thru rnd 4, and finish off. You will have a nice chain at the base of your ruffle rounds for added decoration.

(2) Complete thru rnd 3. Place rnd 4 in two threads instead of 1. (Omitting rnd 5 of original pattern) Repeat rnd 6. Finish. This one has 3 rnds of ruffles instead of 4.

(3) You may also use the original pattern, except with a chain 5 in place of the chain 3. This also makes a nice full scrunchie.

(4) There are many other variations you could do on this pattern, such as using dc instead of sc on each of the ruffle rnds. And of course beads could be added where ever you see fit. I feel safer putting pony beads on the scrunchies by threading an entire chain thru each bead placement, rather than just setting the beads on with just one thread. I feel that this makes the beads less likely to come off and be eaten by my youngest granddaughter!


NOTE: This pattern is for personal use only. Please don't post it in any form without designer's express permission. This is an original design by Mary Roberts and is posted at the CP Pattern Library with permission.

Please direct reprint requests to designer at mllroberts@hotmail.com. (The designer's address was valid when this pattern was posted. If it is no longer valid, please check one of the internet search engines for an updated address.)

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