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Make your own pom pom scarf

Category: kids

The winter school holidays are a perfect time to teach the kids a new hobby and spend some quality time together.  

The winter school holidays are a perfect time to teach the kids a new hobby and spend some quality time together.  

For the ultimate no-knit scarf to get you started, try the pom pom stitch. This project is perfect for younger kids and a great way to get them into knitting.

Once you’ve mastered the pom pom stitch, you can even use it to spice up old jumpers with smaller pom poms, or even step up to learn a simple beanie stitch and use the pom pom for extra flair.

Pom Pom scarf

What you’ll need: Three colours of contrasting yarn, two pieces of cardboard, two oversized buttons of your choice, a marker, a crochet needle and a pair of scissors.


Pom Pom scarf

Start by making a template out of a piece of cardboard. Draw a horseshoe shape of about 9 cm in diameter and carefully cut out with a pair of scissors (step 1). Using this piece as a template, draw an identical shape and cut out (step 2). Cut a small length of yarn and place it between the two halves (steps 3 and 4).


Pom Pom scarf

To make the pom poms, wrap the working thread – the thread attached to the yarn – loosely yet evenly around the cardboard (step 1). The thicker you wrap the yarn, the fuller your pom pom will be, so generally the thicker the better (step 2).

When you’re happy with the thickness, cut the working thread. Using the loose thread between the cardboard, tie a very tight knot to hold the pom pom together (step 3). Evenly trim the top by slipping the scissors between the cardboard (step 4).


Pom Pom scarf

Make as many pom poms as you need to line up to a length you’re happy with. Generally for a medium-sized scarf, you’ll need at least six of each colour.


 Pom Pom scarf

To complete the scarf, line up the pom poms and check you’re happy with the final length (step 1). Measure out a string of yarn just longer than the full length of the scarf and cut. Using the crochet needle, pull the yarn through the centre of the pom pom and continue through to join (steps 2 and 3). Once all the pom poms are on the yarn, tie off both ends with the button (step 4).


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