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Pom-Pom Scarf Knitting Pattern

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Knit a Pom-Pom Scarf to keep warm & cozy during the cold winter by using pom-pom or marshmallow yarn. The pattern comes with video to show you the process. 

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I made another scarf out of pom-pom yarn, but this one is a little different from the green scarf I made two years ago. Time goes by so quickly that it seems like I just finished my first pom-pom scarf yesterday. You might notice that the two tutorials aren’t exactly the same. This is because I have to make a pattern that works with the yarn I’m using and with the person who will be wearing the scarf.

knit pom pom scarf

This pink pom-pom scarf is quick to knit by using the Sirdar’s baby snowball yarn I bought recently. It can be done in an hour or within 2 hours. The straight yarn between the pom-pom is shorter than the previous yarn, so this time I am going to make only 1 stitch in between pom-pom (instead of 2 for the previous pattern). This scarf is intended for my daughter, so I made it 2 bigger pom-poms dangling at both of its V-shaped ends.

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In this knitting pattern, I added 2 types of knitting stitches (as shown below). If they are new to you, don’t worry, the video tutorial shown in detail how to make these 2 stitches too.

  1. Kbf – Knit in front and back of a stitch. This is an increment stitch where after you knit the 1st stitch, make another stitch at the back loop before taking out from the left needle.
  2. Ktbl – Knit through the back loop. This is to make a normal knit stitch “twisted”.
pom pom yarn knit scarf

The video has a caption on it with a piece of relaxing background music. You can leave the speaker off if you prefer to watch the video quietly. Sit back and enjoy this 12 minutes knitting tutorial video to make a pom-pom scarf, including how to join the yarn in between. Try one for this cold winter.

There is a written pattern below, just in case you want to print it out to keep.

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Pom-Pom Scarf

Knitting Pattern

Materials & Tools:
1. Yarn – Baby Snowball [Sirdar], 2 x 50g balls(approx.25m/27yds), color shade: 113
2. Pom-pom – white, 2
3. Knitting needle, 5mm
4. Tapestry needle
5. Strong thread or lace thread
6. Scissors
7. Lighter

K – Knit
Kfb – Knit in front and back of stitch [increment stitch]
Ktbl – Knit through the back loop
st(s) – stitch(es)
tog – together

Knitting Pattern:
Start at approximately 6 pom-poms away.
Row 1: Cast on 2 stitches on the needle by making each loop at each straight part of the yarn respectively, turn. {2 sts}
Row 2: Kbf in next 2 sts (Kbf is an increment stitch), turn. {4 sts}
Row 3: K, Kbf in next 2 sts, K, turn. {6 sts}
Row 4 and onwards: Ktbl for next 6 sts, turn.
Knit until almost finish the 1st ball of yarn. Join yarn by tying a dead knot at the yarn end, cut excessive yarn and burn them lightly to prevent it from unraveling.
Continue to knit with the 2nd ball until you have about 12 pom-poms left.
Last 4 row: Ktbl, Ktbl 2 tog for next 2 sts, Ktbl, turn. {4 sts}
Last 3 row: Ktbl 2 tog for next 2 sts, turn. {2 sts}
Last 2 row: Ktbl next 2 sts, turn. {2 sts}
Last row: Ktbl 2 tog, pull yarn end through to bind off.

Sewing & Assembly:
Sew 2 white pom poms at each end securely, hide threads into pom poms.
Hide yarn ends into a scarf, trim off excess yarn and burn the end lightly with lighter to prevent it from unraveling.

how to knit scarf

What’s Next

  • Start knitting and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us, @craftpassion, so that we are able to see them.
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  • Share with your knitting groups for a knit-along event.
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Tuesday 5th of April 2016

I love finding new knitting projects. I just bought some pompom yarn today because it was so pretty, I couldn't resist it! I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but after watching your video I think my daughter is getting a new scarf! Thanks so much!


Wednesday 12th of August 2015

Hi, what is the size of finished project?


Thursday 30th of January 2014

I watched the 6 how to knit pom poms tutorials until I found yours. It worked for me the best. I did go back a few times and read but it is a great tutorial. Thank you so much.


Wednesday 13th of June 2012

Thanks! Will try to find it if i happen to visit singapore....


Wednesday 13th of June 2012

Hi, i love this design..... May i know where can i find the larger pom pom in PJ area? Any good knitting supply shop to recommend?

Craft Passion

Wednesday 13th of June 2012

Hi Nic, sorry I am not familiar with PJ area. I bought this from Singapore.