Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf

Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf made with colorful rainbow yarn and bright pink pom poms along the edge hanging on a white mannequin

Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf

This Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf is fun and easy to make! I used a beautiful rainbow colorway for the main length of the scarf and then a cute contrasting solid pink for the pom-pom edging. Even though the crochet Pom-Pom Scarf stitch pattern has several holes it is still a warm scarf! I love how it adds so much color and interest to any outfit or coat.

Main Features of this Scarf

The Mini Pom-Pom Scarf features tall shell stitches with long chain spaces in between to give it a unique geometric pattern. The cute mini pom-poms are added last using a simple variation on the classic puff stitch. You can make this scarf long (60″) so it can be wrapped around your neck several times for warmth or you can make it shorter and wear it as a decorative scarf with your favorite solid colored top.

Close up of stitch pattern used in the Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf showing tall stitches and puff stitch pom-poms

Stitches Used in this Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf

To crochet this scarf you will need to know how to do these stitches: chain, slip stitch, treble crochet, and single crochet. You’ll also need to know how to do a puff stitch. This stitch is created by adding several loops on your hook and then drawing the yarn through them all at once. If you’ve never crocheted a puff stitch before, no need to worry! I have you covered with my Pom-Pom Stitch Video Tutorial that you can watch here (or scroll down below to see). I also give you a detailed explanation of how to do the stitch in the “Special Stitches and Abbreviations” Section below. I think once you get the hang of the pom-pom stitch you’re going to want to add it to many more projects!

Let’s get started on this Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf!

Skill Level: Easy

Measurements: 7” wide x 60” long

Yarn used in this free crochet scarf pattern - rainbow yarn with label and in a small ball laying on a bed of red autumn leaves

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Medium weight acrylic yarn for scarf base – approximately 375 yds for long version

(I used: Berroco Millefiori (50% wool, 50% acrylic; 186 yards [170 meters]/100 grams): 2 skeins #7861 Gladiolus)

Thinner Medium weight acrylic yarn for pom-poms – less than 200 yds

(I used: Berroco Vintage (52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon; 218 yards [200m]/100 grams): 1 skein #51135 Shocking)

Size I/9 (5.5 mm)  and F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hooks by Clover

Jumbo Tapestry Needle

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Notes:

Scarf is worked back and forth in rows

Every shell is worked while Right Side facing

(When doing the rows of just chain spaces, the Wrong Side will be facing)

Pom-pom edging is added at end around entire scarf

“Half shells” at beg. of row = ch 5, 2 tr

“Half shells” at end of row = 2 tr, ch 1, tr

Special Stitches and Abbreviations:

Shell = (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) all in space indicated

Puff st = (YO, insert hook into stitch indicated, YO, draw up a loop that is about ½” tall) 5 times; YO, pull through all 11 loops on hook

Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook

Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook

Tr (treble crochet) = YO twice, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times

Ch = chain 

Sp = space

Hk = hook

Lp = loop

Sk = skip

YO = yarn over

Instructions for the Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf:

(All Special Stitches are in bold and italicized text and defined above)

With larger hook ch 39

Row 1

Tr in 6th ch from hk; tr in same ch; ch 2, 2 tr in next ch; (sk next 3 chs, 2 tr in next ch, ch 2, 2 tr in next ch) across 6 times; sk next ch, tr in last ch. Turn. (7 shells)

Row 1 of the Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf shown with purple yarn and crochet hook on a white wooden background

Row 2:

Ch 6, (sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 4) 6 times; ch 4, sc in turning chain. Turn. (8  ch-4 sps)

Row  2 of this free crochet scarf pattern shown in purple yarn with hook on a white wooden background

Row 3: 

Ch 5, 2 tr in next ch-4 sp; Shell (see Special Stitches) in each ch-4 sp across; (2 tr, ch 1) in ch-6 sp (last ch-sp); tr in 5th ch of same ch sp; Turn. (6 shells and 2 “half-shells” on each end)

Row 3 of this Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf shown with purple yarn and hook on a white wooden background

Row 4 (Wrong Side): 

Ch 6, sc in next ch-2 sp; (ch 4, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times across working last sc in turning chain. Turn. (7 ch-sps)

Row 4 completed of this free crochet scarf pattern with purple yarn and hook on a white wooden background


Row 5 (Right Side):

Ch 5; Shell in each ch-4 sp across; shell in ch-6 sp at end of row; tr in 5th ch of same sp. Turn. (7 shells)

Row 5 complete showing stitch pattern with purple yarn and brown hook on a white wooden background

Row 6: (Wrong Side):

Ch 6, sc in next ch-2 sp; (ch 4, sc in next ch-2 sp) 6 times across working last sc in turning chain. Turn. (7 ch-sps)

Row 6 complete in purple yarn on white wooden background of this crochet pom-pom scarf

Row 7: (Right Side):

Ch 5, 2 tr in 1st ch-4 sp; shell in each ch-4 sp across; (2 tr, ch 1) in ch-6 sp at end of row; tr in 5th ch of same sp. Turn. (6 shells and 2 “half-shells”)

Row 7 complete of the pom-pom scarf shown in purple yarn and with Right Side facing - tall stitches and chain spaces make up the stitch pattern

Repeat Rows 4 – 7 until piece measures 60” (approximately 89 rows total not counting last row)

Last Row:

Repeat Row 4. Fasten off.

Close up of the mini pom-pom edging in bright pink yarn

Pom-Pom Edging:

Remember, if you need help with the pom-pom instructions below, you can watch this video here showing you how it’s done:

With smaller hook join with sl st in 1st ch-4 sp on last row;

[ch 9, Puff st (see Special Stitches) into 3rd ch from hk; ch 1, fold puff in ½, sl st around ch; ch 6; sc in next ch-4 sp] across this short row;

Now working along long side of scarf, Repeat [ ] working  sc in each opening created by ch-4 sps (in between rows of shells);

Repeat [ ] along other short side working sc in spaces between each V-st’

Repeat [ ] up last long side

Fasten off.

Total pom-poms long side: 45

Total pom-poms short side: 7

Finishing for the Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf:

Weave in all ends

Wet block scarf and let dry completely 

How to Wet Block:

Wet entire scarf with cold water so soaked through

Press out excess water with a clean towel (I like to roll the scarf in the towel and squeeze down the roll to get the excess water out)

Lay out scarf on dry towel and flat surface pulling out spaces, stitches and pom-poms so everything lays flat and evenly;  Let dry completely – you may want to use pins and a blocking board to help the scarf and pom-poms stay in place nicely

Completed Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf on a white mannequin - scarf is crocheted with tall stitches and lacy sections with a bright pink pom pom edging. Base of scarf is made with multi-colored yarn.

Your Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf is Complete!

And there you have it – your Crochet Pom-Pom Scarf is finished! I hope you love how it turned out. When I was making this scarf I enjoyed how the stitch pattern worked up very quickly because of the tall stitches and how you work into chain spaces every other row. A stitch pattern that has you working into spaces and gaps is perfect for when watching TV! How did your pom-poms turn out? I love how they are a cute and whimsical addition to this scarf project.

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Thank you for stopping by – Happy crocheting!

Jennifer

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