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Chunky Knit Scarf Pattern & Tutorial

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Let’s create a cozy chunky knit scarf using pom-pom or marshmallow yarn to stay warm during the cold winter. This simple pattern includes a video tutorial to guide you through the process.

Learn how to make this easy chunky knit scarf by using pom-pom yarn. The free pattern comes with a video tutorial to show you the process. 

If you saw my green scarf before, this pink scarf is also made of similar chunky yarn, specifically pom-pom yarn. However, I approached this one a bit differently compared to the one I made two years ago. The variations between the two tutorials are a result of using different yarn brands and completing them in different sizes.

chunky knit scarf

This pink scarf is quick to knit using the Sirdar’s baby snowball chunky yarn I bought recently. It can be done in less than 2 hours. The 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.

chunky knit scarf

In this knitting pattern, you will need to know how to knit 3 types of stitches, as shown below. If these stitches are new to you, don’t worry—the video tutorial explains how to knit.

  1. K – Knit.
    • Insert the right needle from left to right into the front loop of the first stitch on the left needle. Wrap the working yarn around the right needle in a counterclockwise direction, then draw the yarn through the stitch. Slide the newly formed stitch off the left needle.
  2. Kbf – Knit in front and back of a stitch.
    • This is an increment stitch. After knitting the first stitch, you make another stitch at the back loop before sliding it out from the left needle.
  3. Ktbl – Knit through the back loop.
    • This is to make a normal knit stitch “twisted”.
chunky knit scarf

The video has captions and relaxing background music. You can leave the speaker off if you prefer to watch the video quietly. Sit back and enjoy this 12-minute knitting tutorial video on how to knit with pom-pom yarn to make this warm and soft chunky scarf.

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

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chunky knit scarf

Chunky Knit Scarf Pattern & Tutorial

Materials & Tools:

1. Yarn – Baby Snowball [Sirdar], 2 x 50g balls(approx.25m/27yds), color shade: 113
2. Pom-pom – white, 2 (I made them with this pom-pom making tutorial)
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

Chunky Scarf 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 you’ve almost finished the first ball of yarn. Join the yarn by tying a dead knot at the end. Cut excessive yarn and burn it lightly to prevent unraveling.

Continue to knit with the 2nd ball until you have about 12 pom-poms left.
Last 4 rows: Ktbl, Ktbl 2 tog for next 2 sts, Ktbl, turn. {4 sts}
Last 3 rows: Ktbl 2 tog for next 2 sts, turn. {2 sts}
Last 2 rows: 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, and hide threads into pom poms.
Hide yarn ends by weaving it into the scarf, trim off excess yarn. To prevent the yarn end from fraying, burn the end lightly with a lighter.

chunky 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.
  • Pin it to Pinterest for future To-Knit List
  • Share with your knitting groups for a knit-along event.
  • Browse more free knitting patterns to make.

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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.