We had a tailgating party eating hotdogs on the tailgate of my husband's old truck. I planned all kinds of "football" games--crazy things! Like for one we hung the crocheted, stuffed balls from the ceiling fan--one on each paddle--and turned it on and as they flew around the girls had to dash thru without getting hit or they were "tackled." Can you tell I was one of those crazy, kool-aid moms? Anyways, this year I was able to get some free hair bands at Rite Aid for my Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes and decided to pull out those old ruffled scrunchies and see how I made them to add color to these otherwise boring bands. And if the little girl doesn't have enough hair for a pony tail she can wear it as a bracelet.
These are very easy and quick to make. They can be made from scrap yarn with each row a different color or all the rows the same color. The original ones were made using sport weight yarn but all I had on hand was worsted weight to make for my shoe boxes so I put less stitches in as I thought they would be too thick to work. I will include directions for both.
Simple Crocheted Ruffled Pony Tail Holders Instructions
Supplies: scrap yarn, crochet hook (size comfortable for weight of yarn), hair band
- sl st yarn around band, ch 1
- Rnd 1: sc around until band is covered -- it will vary by weight of yarn; join w/sl st, ch 2 (do not turn)
- Rnd 2: for worsted weight yarn work two double crochets in each sc; for sportweight/baby yarn alternate between two dc in sc and 3 dc in next sc [the great thing is after you make one you can adjust it for how full you like them to be--put more or less dc in each]; join w/sl st in top of ch 2; ch 1 (do not turn)
- Rnd 3: sc, ch 3 in each st around, join with sl st, finish off
- Sew in ends.
sl st - Slip Stitch
st - stitch
ch - chainsc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
rnd - round
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