* Crochet Pattern Release * The ribbed pompom crochet scarf is worked with half double crochet ribbing and finished with a giant pompom at each end. Wear it long or double wrap it for extra warmth.
It’s finally beginning to feel like fall around here and you know what that means! The temps are flirting with feeling chilly at night and, at long last, the humidity has dropped. That surely means winter is around the corner which also means we’ll be pulling out the warm scarves before long.
I don’t know about you but, even though winter isn’t my favorite season of the year, I absolutely love being able to wrap up in the snuggly warmth of a thick rich scarf. I love leggings and warm sweaters, blazing fires in the fireplace, seasonal scented candles, and the nightly cup of hot tea. Winter is the season I get to cuddle in my favorite clothing.
Scarves, particularly those for winter, are my favorite accessories to design. Let’s face it…the yarn choices are endless for this time of year. I had never tried Lion Brand’s Touch of Alpaca but had seen it featured on so many feeds on Instagram. So, I decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed.
I love using Lion Brand yarns! They’re affordable, yet they look and feel like luxury yarns. Their line of yarns offer versatility and creative colorways.
Introducing the Ribbed Pompom Crochet Scarf
This scarf is worked lengthwise and starts by working the first single crochet row in the back bump of the foundation chain. (If you aren’t familiar with this way of working the foundation row, you can find numerous online tutorials.) This technique creates a bottom edge that looks exactly like the final edge, giving the scarf a more uniform look. The half double crochet ribbing means the fabric is denser with a beautiful, springy drape. The extra length of the scarf gives the wearer the option of double wrapping the scarf for extra warmth. And, let’s talk about those pompoms – they’re big and oh so cushy! They finish off the look with style.
Because of the simple construction, it’s easy to customize this scarf. You can change the width or length very easily. If you like the look but not the dimensions, no problem!
What do I need?
Yarn: Lion Brand “Touch of Alpaca” worsted weight (3.5 oz/207 yd; 100g/190m) – 3 skeins
Touch of Alpaca has just enough alpaca fiber (10%) to give the yarn a beautiful halo. It’s soft, silky and affordable. It’s warmer than wool and it’s hypoallergenic. And, because it’s mostly acrylic, it’s durable and easy to care for.
Hook: US size I-9 (5.5mm)
Other tools: You’ll need a 3.5″ pompom maker and a tapestry needle for sewing the pompoms on the scarf.
Skill level: Advanced beginner (stitches – chain, half double crochet, single crochet)
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