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.
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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!
Rosette Stitch Scrunchie
- Yarn: Worsted weight yarn
- 50 yds for scrunchie
- 5 yds waste yarn for cast on.
- Needle: Size 9 / 5.5 mm knitting needles
- Yarn Needle
- Hair elastic or 6 inches of 1/2 inch wide elastic
Intermediate: Special pattern stitch, provisional cast on, kitchener stitch / grafting.
20 x 3 inches before seaming.
15 sts x 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette. Exact gauge is not critical.
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit 2 together
p2tog = purl 2 together
r = rosette (see Special Stitch)
st(s) = stitch(es)
RS = right side
- Provisional Cast On from Jessie at Home (check out the shortcut!)
- Rosette Stitch
- Kitchener Stitch from Purl Soho
Rosette (r): P2tog, leaving the stitches on the left needle. K2tog through same 2 stitches and take them off the left needle.
Each rosette counts as 2 stitches.
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.
- 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.
- Seam long edges together using a kitchener stitch (grafting). This will create a tube – if you used a hair elastic, it will be inside.
- 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.
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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