Let's Go to the Mall Scrunchie Knitting Pattern
This scrunchie is a quick, fun knit and is a great way to practice knitting in the round and to learn new techniques like the provisional cast on and Kitchener stitch. Using fingering or DK weight yarn, it’s a great stash-busting project to use up leftover sock yarn or mini skeins and rock a great 80s and 90s nostalgic trend! This pattern is great for beginner knitters who want to learn a few new techniques. It involves knitting in the round, and includes video tutorials to help you learn the provisional cast on and Kitchener stitch, as well as photos showing how to attach the hair elastic to the knit scrunchie.
About the Pattern
Level: Adventurous Beginner
- DK version: Any DK weight yarn or fingering weight yarn held together, approximately 15g; 35yds (32m) of DK or 70yds (64m) of fingering held double. Sample shows Manos Del Uruguay Alegria (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 445yds/100g) color 2342 “Eucalyptus” held double.
- Fingering version: Any fingering weight yarn, approximately 12g; 55yds (50m). Sample shown is Manos Del Uruguay Alegria (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon; 445yds/100g) color 9040 “Mojito”.
- DK version: US 7 (4.5mm) 16” (40cm) circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
- Fingering version: US 4 (3.5mm) 16” (40cm) circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle
- Stitch marker (1)
- Spare 16” (40cm) circular needles, same size as gauge needles or smaller
- Scrap yarn for provisional CO
- Crochet hook for provisional CO
- Hair elastic
- DK version: 18 sts and 24 rounds = 4” (10cm) in St st in the round
- Fingering version: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10cm) in St st in the round
- DK version: 1.5” (3.75cm) wide
- Fingering version: 1” (2.5cm) wide
- Both versions: 18” (45cm) circumference “unscrunched”. The finished scrunchie circumference will depend on the size of the hair elastic.
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