Radiance Scrunchie

The summer has been so hot in South Carolina and it has not been easy escaping the heat. Splashing in the pool with my family, small hikes in the mountains and going to the local science center to watch movies in the planetarium have been our saving grace! How do you keep cool during hot weather?

In my crochet world, I have enjoyed playing around with the herringbone half double crochet lately and wondered what a gradient style yarn would look like while using it. I was pleased to see the results of this leftover Yarn Bee Caterina I had in my stash. As the stitches radiate outward, the color changes slowly around and is just so mesmerizing.

The Radiance Scrunchie is an easy repeat pattern, worked in continuous rounds with two options for joining and closing the scrunchie. Best of all, it is yet another fabulous stash buster!

I am sharing the basic crochet instructions for the Radiance Scrunchie below but if you would like access to the herringbone half double crochet tutorial, be sure to grab the paid pattern pdf which is available in my Ravelry store! Enjoy!

Yarn: Weight (3) DK, Light
Yardage: Approximately 30 yards
4 mm hook
Hair Elastic
Stitch Marker

Stitch/Stitches (St)/(Sts)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (hhdc)

Special Stitch Instructions
Herringbone Half Double Crochet: yo, insert hook, yo and pull up loop and pull loop through 1st loop on hook, yo and pull through remaining two loops on hook.
(photo tutorial included in the pattern pdf)

Pattern Notes
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: 3.5″” diameter
Gauge: 5 st and 4 rounds = 1” x 1”
Before You Start
Pattern is worked in continuous rounds around the elastic, with first and last rounds being slip stitch or whip stitch joined together.
You can use any size yarn and hook for this project, just note that the dimensions and yarn requirements will be different than listed above.
A stitch marker comes in handy for marking the beginning of each round.
The photo tutorial for the Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitch is found in the paid pattern pdf.

Ch 10 and sl st around elastic into first chain. (Add or subtract starting chain for desired scrunch)

Round 1: Ch1, Hhdc in each ch around. (10)

Round 2: Hhdc in each st around. (10)

Rounds 3-30: Repeat round 2 for a total of 28 rounds. (Add or subtract repeated rounds for desired scrunch)


Option #1: Loosely sl st last round to 1st round to close.

Option #2: Seam last round to 1st round using a whip stitch.

Fasten off.  Weave ends.

Congratulations, your Radiance Scrunchie is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillchick or Owens Villa Chick and by using the hashtags #radiancescrunchie #owensvillachickdesigns #ovcdesigns.


A special thank you to my testers for making this pattern amazing!

Check out their lovely Radiance Scrunchies!

Look for even more exciting hair accessories to be released this month!

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!



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