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How to Crochet Around the Hair Elastic
(for the first round of a scrunchie)

The same steps would be used in doing a round of single crochet around a plastic ring or any other closed circle.

Step 1: Leaving about a 6 inch length of yarn hanging beyond this first knot, tie a knot around the hair elastic.

Step 2: Pull the knot tight. Insert hook through the hair elastic.

Step 3: Pull loop down to within the inside of the circle.

Step 4: Wrap yarn (that is on the outside of the hair elastic circle) around the hook.

Step 5: Pull yarn through loop on hook.

Step 6: Repeat the same steps of inserting the hook through the middle of the elastic, pull loop into the center of elastic and up towards the outside of the circle (with yarn in front of the elastic.)

Pull yarn (that's behind the elastic) through the loops on the hook. Repeat steps 2 - 6 until entire hair elastic is covered with stitches.

To join: Insert hook through first loop made; yarn over hook,

Last: Pull yarn through both loops on hook (slip stitch). Cut yarn, leaving about a 6 inch length for weaving in. Pull yarn through loop on hook (to end off). Weave in the two ends.

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