Free Crochet Pattern: Darci Scrunchie

While I was on vacation in California last month, I needed some quick and easy crochet projects to take on the go. This led me to design a simple crochet scrunchie pattern that takes under 30 minutes to make.  Since there was a lot of interest on Instagram and Facebook, I’ve written it up as a pattern with a quick photo tutorial!  This quick and easy crochet scrunchie pattern is worked in the round as a tube and joined around a hair tie to make it stretchy.  These would be perfect for gifts or market prep, and they use less than 15 yards of yarn so they’re a great stash buster!

The free pattern is below, and you can purchase a low cost ad-free PDF in my shop here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/darci-scrunchie

crochet scrunchie
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What you need: (If you make a purchase from one of these links, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you)
– 10-15 yards of DK or worsted weight yarn (https://amzn.to/2LLloIR)
– Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook (https://amzn.to/2LLjtEc)
– Tapestry needle (https://amzn.to/2IFM8qB)
– Scissors
– Elastic hair tie (https://amzn.to/2LKnQiM)

Abbreviations used:
rep = repeat
st(s) = stitch(es)
csc = center single crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
WS = wrong side
RS = right side

Helpful hints:
– This pattern uses the csc stitch to create a “knit” look. This stitch is worked almost the same as a normal sc. The only difference is the hook is inserted between the “v” of the stitch instead of just in the top two loops.
– Working in regular sc will create the exact same shape, with a slightly different texture.
– When working into the ch, sc into the back bump instead of the top two loops. This will make it easier to join at the end.
– After Round 1, all rounds are worked in spiral, so you will not ch 1 at the beginning and join at the end.

Instructions:
Ch 45 and join with a sl st in the first ch, being careful not to twist the ch.
Round 1: ch 1, sc in same ch and in each ch around
Rounds 2-15: csc in each st around

Assembly-

The piece should look like this.
crochet scrunchie
Turn the piece inside out so the WS is facing you and place the elastic hair tie around the middle.

crochet scrunchie

Flip up the bottom section so your hook is in position to continue around and the edges are aligned (RS should be facing you again).
crochet scrunchie
Begin slip stitching around the edges.
crochet scrunchie
Start by inserting the hook into the next st of the side the yarn is attached to and into the first starting ch. This will ensure the scrunchie doesn’t twist.
crochet scrunchie
Once you have slip stitched all the way around, join with a sl st in the first sl st, and fasten off.  Weave in the end by poking it into the scrunchie and out the other side. Cut it off as close as possible so it disappears into the scrunchie.

crochet scrunchie

I hope you enjoyed the pattern, and that you love your finished scrunchies! If you’re on Instagram, I would love to see your project! You can use #yarnhasmyheart to share your creations, and tag @yarn_has_my_heart in your photos ♥︎

Seaport Village Cardi: Free Crochet Pattern

I’m so excited to share this free crochet pattern for the Seaport Village Cardi with you today as part of a blog hop with a bunch of other talented designers! All the patterns featured are the perfect warm weather makes to keep you crocheting all summer long! If ad-free PDFs are your thing, you can get all the patterns at once for a reduced price here: HELLO SUMMER PATTERN BUNDLE, plus you’ll get a coupon for a free pattern from my Ravelry store! The bundle expires on the 16th so be sure to check it out soon. This option is the best way to save on some amazing patterns and get convenient PDFs that you can take on the go!

Without further ado, my contribution to the blog hop is the Seaport Village Cardi! It’s a fun sleeveless cardi that’s perfect for breezy summer days on the coast! This super simple cardi pattern is made up of three rectangles seamed together, and it features an easy yet eye-catching stitch pattern that even beginners can easily work up. With a large range of bust sizes, you can make one to fit anyone from older children to adults.

The free pattern is below, and a low cost ad-free PDF is available in my shop here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/seaport-village-cardi, or as a part of the bundle here.


detail of crochet seaport village cardi

What you need: (If you make a purchase from one of these links, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you)
– 600(675,770,855)(945,1030,1125)(1205,1300) yards of worsted weight yarn (https://amzn.to/2GwAu3N)
– Size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook (https://amzn.to/2EPcwNY)
– Tapestry needle (https://amzn.to/2IFM8qB)
– Scissors

Abbreviations used:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
xdc = crossed double crochet: skip one st, dc in next st, go behind st just worked and dc in skipped st
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

Helpful hints:
– Two inches of ease are already factored into the pattern, but you can go up a size if you want more ease. You can also use a crochet hook that is one size larger, which will increase the size slightly and add even more drape.
– All sizes are written for a finished length of 23”, but you can make your cardi longer or shorter by changing the total number of rows worked.
– The ch 2 at the beginning of each row counts as a st
– If desired, you can block the pieces before seaming. This will open up the stitch pattern and increase the drape, but will affect the size of the finished cardi.

Instructions:
Back-
Row 1 (WS): ch 67(75,83,91)(99,107,115)(123,131), skip 2 ch, xdc to last ch, dc 1, ch 2, turn
Row 2: skip first dc, xdc to last st, dc in top of ch 2, ch 2, turn

Repeat row 2 until you have 40 total rows, or until desired length. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop on the hook to fasten off.

Front (Make 2)-
Row 1 (WS): ch 25(27,31,35)(39,43,47)(51,55), skip 2 ch, xdc to last ch, dc 1, ch 2, turn
Row 2: skip first dc, xdc to last st, dc in top of ch 2, ch 2, turn

Repeat row 2 until you have 40 total rows, or until desired length. Cut the yarn and pull through the loop on the hook to fasten off.

Assembly-
With the right sides facing out, line up the back with the two front pieces and seam the shoulders using mattress stitch. Starting from the bottom, seam the sides, leaving 13(14,15,16)(17,18,18)(19,20) rows unsewn for the armholes. Weave in all ends.

person in crochet seaport village cardi looking down

I hope you enjoyed the pattern, and that you love your finished Seaport Village Cardi! If you’re on Instagram, I would love to see your project! You can use #yarnhasmyheart to share your creations, and tag @yarn_has_my_heart in your photos ♥︎

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The free pattern is below, and a low cost ad-free PDF is available in my shop here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nerd-life-tote-bag

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The free pattern is below, and a low cost ad-free PDF is available in my shop here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mini-puff-stitch-stocking

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