Cali Coast Scrunchies by Ashleigh Wempe

Cali Coast Scrunchies

May 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch after wet blocking.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
136 - 408 yards (124 - 373 m)
One Size, approximately 5″ (12.7 cm) in diameter
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This pattern is available for free.

This quick knit was inspired by the vibrant sun and sand dollars found along the Central California coast. These scrunchies look perfect not only on a ponytail, but also fashionably on the wrist.

Time: Afternoon Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One Size, approximately 5″ (12.7 cm) in diameter

Materials: Fine weight yarn (1 50g ball for 1 scrunchie; 3 50g balls for the 3 scrunchies in sample colors)
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine (100% Pima Cotton; 136.7 yards 125 meters/50 grams): 3767 Deep Coral (1 ball), 3748 Buttercup (1 ball), 3812 Apricot (1 ball)

Needles: 2 sets of US size 4 (3.5 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge (pattern can be worked on DPNs or a long circular for magic loop)

Notions: Tapestry needle, waste yarn, crochet hook (for provisional cast-on), 5 stitch markers, and an elastic hair tie (choose a reliable hair tie as it is very difficult to replace the hair tie once the scrunchie is complete!)

Pattern Notes: This project is worked in the round. The pattern begins with a provisional cast on, a tube is knit, and the hair tie is then placed over the center of the tube. The live ends are grafted together to encase the hair tie.