The Moss Stitch Pom Pom Scarf is the perfect piece to add a splash of color and quirk to your style! Keep on reading for the free pattern and video tutorial!
This pattern is made up of the moss stitch! The moss stitch is such a simple yet beautiful stitch made up of single crochets and chains. The end result creates a subtle change from regular old single crochet and gives it more of a modern look. Moss stitch creates a fabric that has a little more stretch and drape than regular single crochet. I love this stitch because it looks more advanced but it is simple enough for beginners!
This pattern uses JoAnn Fabrics yarn brand Big Twist Sincerely in the following colorways – Peacock and Light Gray. While strolling the yarn aisles at JoAnn’s per usual, I stumbled on the Peacock colorway and fell in love! I knew I wanted to incorporate into a pattern, but wasn’t completely sure how. I tend to go for more solid neutral colors rather than multicolor yarns but this time I couldn’t resist!
I decided to pair Peacock with a neutral gray to sort of mute the loudness of the color, but to also let it shine at the same time! I really like the color combination, and really think that the pom poms on the scarf ends really make it pop!
Skills needed to complete this project
- Foundation chain / chaining
- Single crochet
If you already know how to do those two things, then you are all set to tackle this pattern and follow the video tutorial. If not and you need help with these, no problem! I show you exactly how to master those skills here!
In this video tutorial I go over how to make the Moss Stitch Pom Pom Scarf. I show you how to:
- Complete the moss stitch
- Change colors / striping
- Weave in your ends
Moss Stitch Pom Pom Scarf Pattern
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- Big Twist Sincerely – 2 balls in Light Grey (main color), 1 ball Peacock Confetti (contrasting color)
- 100% Acrylic, Medium 4 weight
- 6.5mm crochet hook
- sharp scissors (cannot be dull!)
- yarn needle
- Pom Pom Maker (optional – if you do not have one, here’s a tutorial on how to make one with just your hands!)
- Blocking set (optional)
- Approximately 7 inches wide by 72 inches long
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- sp – space
- st – stitch
The length of this scarf can be easily customized. For either a longer or shorter scarf complete more or less repeats until you reach your desired length. Please note that if altering the size from the original pattern you may need more or less yarn for your scarf.
Making the scarf
With main color, ch 30
Row 1: Starting in the 4th ch from your hook, make a sc, ch 1, skip a ch, sc in next ch, *ch 1, sk a ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, sc in ch 1 sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch 1 sp; repeat from * to end of row. Your last sc will be in the starting chain space from the previous row. Turn
Row 3: Ch 2, sc in ch 1 sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch 1 sp; repeat from * to end of row. Your last sc will be in the starting ch 2 from the previous row. Turn.
Rows 4 – 12: Repeat Row 3
On Row 12, stop just before completing your last sc. Start your last sc as usual, but do not complete the stitch. Cut yarn leaving an approximately 6 inch tail. Complete sc by yarning over with your contrasting color. Turn.
Rows 13 – 16: Repeat Row 3
On Row 16, stop just before completing your last sc. Start your last sc as usual, but do not complete the stitch. Cut yarn leaving an approximately 6 inch tail. Complete sc by yarning over with your main color. Turn.
Repeat the previous 16 row repeat fifteen more times. Your repeat will end with your contrasting color. Then complete 12 rows with your main color. Cut yarn and fasten off.
The pom poms
Make 4 pom poms. I used this pom pom maker, and I show you how to use it in my video tutorial. If you don’t have a pom pom maker, you can simply use your hands and I show you how to do this here.
Using your pom pom tail, thread one of the tails into a yarn needle. Insert threaded yarn needle into any corner of your scarf. Using both pom pom tails, tie a knot to secure pom pom to scarf. Flip over, and bring tails to other side and knot. Flip back over and bring tails back and tie another knot. Keep knotting back and forth until the pom pom is secured to the scarf. I tied my pom poms between two and three times.
Snip your pom pom tails and fluff into your pom pom.
Weave in all ends. If you find that your scarf seems to scallop at the edges where you completed your color change, I suggest to wet block. I use this blocking set here.