Knit Scrunchie Pattern – Rosette Stitch

It’s official, scrunchies are back! My inner pre-teen is so excited. Try this knit scrunchie pattern for a quick holiday gift, and learn how to make the rosette stitch. The short pattern repeat is easy to learn and creates a beautiful texture.

A yellow, textured scrunchie on a wood table. Text: How to knit a Rosette Stitch Scrunchie - Free Pattern on StitchesnScraps.com

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Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn

I made my scrunchie with some Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn. Lion Brand originally sent me this yarn for free for another design, and I have quite a bit left over. This pattern is perfect for using up those smaller, leftover bits in your stash!

A pile of partially used skeins of Vanna's Choice yarn, in various colors

Rosette Stitch Scrunchie

4-medium
Project level Intermediate

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Materials

  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
    • 50 yds for scrunchie
    • 5 yds waste yarn for cast on.
  • Needle: Size 9 / 5.5 mm knitting needles
  • Notions:
    • Yarn Needle
    • Hair elastic or 6 inches of 1/2 inch wide elastic

Project Level

Intermediate: Special pattern stitch, provisional cast on, kitchener stitch / grafting.

Size

20 x 3 inches before seaming.

Gauge

15 sts x 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette. Exact gauge is not critical.

Abbreviations used

k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit 2 together
p2tog = purl 2 together
r = rosette (see Special Stitch)
st(s) = stitch(es)
RS = right side

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Special Stitch

Rosette (r): P2tog, leaving the stitches on the left needle. K2tog through same 2 stitches and take them off the left needle.

The first half (p2tog) of a rosette stitch.
The second half (k2tog) of a rosette stitch

Each rosette counts as 2 stitches.

Instructions

Scrunchie

With waste yarn, cast on 75 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K across.

Row 2: K 1, r across.

Row 3: K

Row 4: R across to last st, k 1.

Rows 5-7: Repeat rows 1-3.

Repeat rows 4-7 twice more, or until work measures about 3 inches. End after a repeat of row 7.

Cut yarn, leaving a 30 inch tail for seaming.

Knit fabric with a textured rosette stitch pattern, on a piece of fabric with fall motifs.

Finishing:

  • Carefully remove waste yarn from cast on, placing the live stitches onto empty needle.
  • Fold work so that long edges are together and right side is facing out.
  • If using a hair elastic, slide it onto one needle so that it rests within the fold.
knit fabric with a hair elastic slid onto one of the needles.
  • Seam long edges together using a kitchener stitch (grafting). This will create a tube – if you used a hair elastic, it will be inside.
Sewing a kitchener stitch seam with a hair elastic caught up in the middle of the fabric.
  • If using regular elastic, feed the elastic through the tube. Being careful not to twist the elastic, sew the ends together.
  • Seam short edges together, working in a circle around the elastic.
  • Weave in all ends.

Replacing Elastic

If the elastic breaks, you can replace it with a piece of 1/2 inch elastic. Open up the seam on the short edge enough to remove the broken elastic. Feed a 6 inch piece of 1/2 inch wide elastic through the tube and sew the ends together. Sew the seam closed again.

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