Oh Sandy – FREE Hair Scarf crochet pattern

Oh Sandy free hair scarf crochet pattern

Hello again, my yarny friends! I have written out this fun and free hair scarf crochet pattern for you to create these great little hair ties!

From necessity:

Do you take a project with you everywhere you go?
I do. 
Even if I don’t truly think I’ll have time to work on it. One reason for me is that I live in Houston and ya’ll… the traaaaaaafffic. You just never know what traffic is going to be. A simple 20 min drive up the highway can end up taking an hour. Yes, seriously. This has actually happened to me before.

So, I ALWAYS have something to work on. Just in case. 
While on an outing last week, I had my project and was working away and got to a place where I couldn’t advance without items from home. Gah!
No sweat, though. I knew I had enough of the yarn to complete this piece with no worries, so I grabbed the other end of the skein and started something new.
Summer is here, so my daughter will be pulling her gorgeous locks up on the daily. She has curly hair that does not do well with hair bands/elastics so I created this fun Hair Tie!
Hair Scarf ?

About the yarn:

Using Low Tide by Lion Brand was 100% out of convenience, as this is the yarn I had with me. 
It has a tiny sheen to it and is truly a great choice for this project. 
Any worsted weight yarn will work.
I’m planning a cotton one for her next. 

The name:

Doesn’t this feel very “Sandy” from the movie Grease, to you?

That song, where “Danny” (John Travolta) is singing about his love-

Love has flown, all alone, I sit
I wonder why yi-yi-yi,
Oh why
You left me,
Oh Sandy
Sandy, Sandy
Why yi-yi-yi
Oh Sandy

Looking for another quick project?

Reuse Recycle Root is also a free crochet pattern I’ve written up. There is a full tutorial on how to create a little planter from a water bottle. After your new pot is ready, follow the pattern instructions for creating the cozy with hanging loop. {FREE pattern}

The skills you need:

Oh Sandy is very easy to make. Completely suitable for a beginner crocheter. 

adjustable ring – chain – stacked double crochet [see special stitches] – double crochet – together

Adjustable Ring Tutorial VIDEO
Stacked Double Crochet Tutorial VIDEO

No PDF at this time

Usually, I offer the option of purchasing my patterns in PDF form and they come with schematics and stitch diagrams and other goodies. I did not create one for this little accessory. I just didn’t feel the diagrams would be in high demand.
However, If I am wrong, and you would like for me to do so, leave a comment and I’ll get it made.

Enjoy this FREE Hair Scarf crochet pattern

The pattern

Oh Sandy

A free hair scarf crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

Oh Sandy a FREE Hair Scarf crochet pattern


SHOW IT OFF! Tag @RV.designs (instagram) and use this hashtag to share your in-progress pics of your hair ties!


YARN: Worsted weight (#4 medium); 77 yd [70 m]
Shown: Lion Brand Yarn, Low Tide (81% acrylic 19% polyester; 306 yd [280 m] / 3.5 oz [100 g]), 1/4 ball; #410 jetty.

*Yardage given is for pattern as written. Yardage will vary with lengthening/shortening or widening/thinning of hair tie.

HOOK: H- [5.0 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge.
I prefer the hand cushions and head shaping of Tulip Brand or Clover Amour hooks

NOTIONS: Tapestry needle

For a complete list of all the tools/supplies I use, find it HERE (affiliate link)


Completing through Row 9 of pattern = 4” [10 cm] using H [5.00 mm] hook; gauge is not crucial to this project


One size, with customization recommendations within pattern.


LENGTH: 22″ [56 cm] tip to tip.
WIDTH: 3¼” [8.5 cm]



TECHNIQUES USED: adjustable loop – chain – stacked double – double – together


  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • Refer to Special Stitches instruction as needed.
  • Hair tie is worked tip to tip.
  • Pattern is written for tie as shown, width customizations are written within the pattern.
  • When working into a dc2tog, the stitch is referred to as “dc”.


Beg – begin(ning)

Ch – chain

Rem – remaining

Rep – repeat

Sc – single crochet

St(s) – stitch(es)

Tog – together

Yo – yarn over (hook)


Adjustable loop: Leaving a tail of approximately 6″ [15 cm], make a small circle (1″ [2.5 cm] diameter or so), using tension hand, with thumb and middle finger, pinch circle/loop at overlap to keep the yarn from shifting, having working yarn in front, insert hook in loop, draw up a loop. Begin pattern.

Stacked dc (stacked double crochet): Sc in indicated st, insert hook from front to back in back leftmost vertical bar of sc just made and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. Replace this stitch with traditional ch 3 if desired.


Begin with an adjustable loop (tutorial video here).

Row 1: Ch 1, (stacked dc, 2 dc) in adjustable loop, pull tail to tighten, turn. 3 dc

Row 2: (Stacked dc, dc) in first dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn. 5 dc

Row 3: Stacked dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn. 7 dc

Row 4: (Stacked dc, dc) in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in ea dc across until 2 sts rem, 2 dc in last 2 dc, turn. 11 dc

Row 5: Stacked dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in ea dc across until 2 sts rem, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn. 13 dc

Row 6: Stacked dc in first dc, dc in ea dc across to end, turn.

Rows 7-44: Rep Row 6.


Widen  Tie

To create a wider body, Rep Rows 4-5 to desired width.

Lengthen / Shorten Tie

Rep Row 6 to desired length.

Oh Sandy a FREE Hair Scarf crochet pattern
Oh Sandy a FREE Hair Scarf crochet pattern

Pattern continued


Rows 45: Stacked dc in first dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, dc in each dc across until 3 sts rem, dc2tog over next 2 dc, dc in last dc, turn. 11 dc

Rows 46: Sc in first dc (does not count as st here and throughout), dc in next dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, dc in each dc across until 4 sts rem, [dc2tog over next 2 dc] twice, turn. 7 dc

Rows 47: Stacked dc in first dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, dc in ea dc across until 3 sts rem, dc2tog over next 2 dc, dc in last dc, leave sc unworked, turn. 5 dc

Rows 48: Sc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc, dct2og over last 2 dc, turn. 3 dc

Rows 49: Sc in first dc, dc2tog over next 2 dc, leave sc unworked, fasten off. 1 dc

Oh Sandy a FREE Hair Scarf crochet pattern



Widened Tie

To decrease from a customized width, Rep Rows 45-46 until stitch count reaches 7 dc, then follow pattern Rows 47-49.


Weave in ends.

Wet block / steam edges if desired. •

Oh Sandy a FREE Hair Scarf crochet pattern

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#OhSandyHairTie and #RVdesigns

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handwritten signature by Rebecca

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Alexandra

    Love the pattern, extremely easy to follow. I want to make a bunch of these for friends, but it also for me thinking that I could try and sell them. Would you be okay with that? No worries, if not! Thank you for making this pattern available for free for beginners like me to learn <3

    I’m starting an Instagram if you would like to connect! @hooker_with_a_heart_of_gold

    1. Rebecca

      I don’t mind at all if you sell your handmade from my free patterns. I just ask that you give credit to the site and link back on social media when you post about it!
      Good luck to you 🙂

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