February 27, 2012

Crocheted Pony Tail Holder Tutorial ~ Ruffly Scrunchie Perfect for Shoe Box Gifts

Years ago my youngest daughter wanted a football themed birthday party--she was turning 8 I think.  So we invited a couple of her friends to spend the night and I asked each to pick their favorite football team.  I crocheted team colored items like little footballs and pony tail holders for each girl (all the patterns I invented for myself--this was pre-internet).

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.
My daughter models her "Ohio State Buckeyes" pony tail holder from years ago.
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.  Click on "Click to continue reading full post »" below for instructions.

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 - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
rnd - round



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1 comment:

Pam @Threading My Way said...

These are so cute, I think I should re-learn to crochet. It's been a long time.

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