The Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf crochet pattern makes a color-blocked scarf with two personalities! One side is solid and reliable while the other side is lacy and quirky. Attach pom poms to the opposite color ends for a fun finishing touch.
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Back in January, I went to Phoenix for Creativation, the annual trade show for the craft and hobby industry. One of the best part of this event is walking the show floor and seeing all the displays, like this one at the Yarnspirations booth.
While I was there, Yarnspirations provided me with several skeins of Patons Alpaca Blend yarn. They just happened to be in Ultraviolet and Smoke. How did they know to pack the right colors for me? I’m not sure, but I knew I wanted to make something special with this yarn as soon as I saw it.
Throughout the year, I had different ideas but I finally settled on a scarf. Of course, it couldn’t be a plain, ole boring scarf with these beautiful colors though, right? I like to style mine so that I start with the wide part in front, then wrap it around my back and back to the front. That’s how I can show off the color blocking the best. (You can find more tips for styling scarves here.)
This is a really beginner-friendly pattern because it only uses chains, double crochets, and variations of double crochets. All the special stitches have linked video tutorials to guide you through the fiddly parts.
It’s also a fun project for the more experienced crocheter like me. I made mine while streaming episodes of my new favorite classic tv show, Space 1999, with Amazon Prime. (You can get a 30-day free Amazon Prime trial here.) And, yes, I am a sci fi nerd, thank you very much.
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Split Screen Pom Pom Scarf
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
- Customizable. Photographed sample is 9” (23 cm) at widest point x 65” (165 cm) long before adding pom poms.
- Patons Alpaca Blend yarn (60% acrylic/22% wool/10% nylon/8% alpaca, 3.5 oz/100 g/155 yd/142 m) – 1 skein ea in 1002 Smoke (CA) and 1018 Ultraviolet (CB), or approximately 155 yd (142 m) in ea of 2 colors in any bulky weight yarn.
- US Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
- Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional).
- Clover Pom Pom Maker – 1-5/8” (45 mm) size from Small set (optional).
- 11.5 dc = 4” (10 cm) unblocked. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- CA – Color A
- CB – Color B
- cdc – crossed double crochet – Sk st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. New Stitch a Day has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together (decreases 2 stitches) – *Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * twice more, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Kristin Omdahl has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
- ea – each
- rep – repeat
- sk – skip
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- Scarf is worked in increasing rows to midpoint and then in decreasing rows to the end point.
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
- Increases and decreases are worked on same side of scarf. Use stitch marker to mark this side to make pattern easier to follow.
Increase to midpoint
- With CA, ch 4.
- Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as first dc), 2 dc in next ch. (3 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st and ea st across to last st, 2 dc in last st. Place marker around last st (see Pattern Notes). (Increases by 1 st with ea rep of this Row)
- Row 3: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st and ea st across.
- Rep Rows 2-3 until scarf measures approximately 32” (81.5 cm), or about half of desired length. End with an even number of sts after repeating Row 2, changing to CB in last yo of final dc. Fasten off CA.
Decrease to end point
- Row 4: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * across. (Decreases by 1 st to an odd number of sts with ea rep of this Row)
- Row 5: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st, *dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next st; rep from * across.
- Row 6: Turn, ch 1, dc in first st, sk 1 st, cdc across to last st, dc in last st. (Decreases by 1 st to an even number of sts with ea rep of this Row)
- Row 7: Rep Row 3.
- Rep Rows 4-7, ending after rep of Row 4 with 3 sts (dc + ch-1 sp + dc) remaining.
- Final Row: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, dc3tog. Fasten off CB.
- Make one pom pom in ea yarn following instructions on Clover Pom Pom Maker. Alternatively, make a pom pom by hand using this tutorial.
- Trim pom poms.
- Attach ea pom pom to end of scarf in other color of yarn using yarn needle and yarn tail that tied pom pom together.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.