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Pom-posity

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Pom-posity by Melissa Mall

By Melissa Mall

Model and Photos: Melissa Mall

Difficulty: Easy

What is it about pom-poms that make them so irresistible? The lure is irrational. They don’t do anything: they’re just big, poofy balls of fluff, like dandelions or tribbles or kittens or….okay, I guess I can see the appeal.

Pom-posity is a long, narrow, colorblocked scarf (just perfect for wrapping) with one, huge, glorious pom-pom on each slightly tapered end. It’s also worked end-to-end, but instead of cutting the yarn at the color change a simple intarsia method allows you to keep each color live all the way through.

Size: One Size

Finished Measurements: 3″ x 75″ (including pom-poms)

Materials:

  • Patons Classic Wool Merino [100% Wool; 223yd/204m per 100g/3.5oz skein]; color: Bright Red, Winter White; approx 120 yds per color
  • J/10 (6.00mm size) hook
  • Piece of Thin Cardboard or Pompom maker
  • Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 10 sts/9 rows = 4″/10cm in hdc

Notes: When changing colors, do NOT cut yarn. Leaving it attached to your project, set aside color not in use and wind up unused yarn to prevent tangling. Then, take second color and work as though it was the normal working yarn. (When beginning your extra color the first time, be sure to leave a tail a few inches long to be securely woven in at the end.)

Pom-posity by Melissa Mall

Directions:
Row 1: With White, ch 95. Switch to Red. Ch 97. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across to the color change; switch to White. Hdc in each ch across. (190 hdc) Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each of the next 10 sts. Hdc in next st and each st across to color change; switch to Red. Hdc in each st across until 10 sts remain; sc in each st. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in each of the next 8 sts. Hdc in next st and each st across to color change; switch to White. Hdc in each st across until 8 sts remain; sc in each st. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in each of the next 6 sts. Hdc in next st and each st across to color change; switch to Red. Hdc in each st across until 6 sts remain; sc in each st. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in each of the next 4 sts. Hdc in next st and each st across to color change; switch to White. Hdc in each st across until 4 sts remain; sc in each st. Ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Sc in each of the next 2 sts. Hdc in next st and each st across to color change; switch to Red. Hdc in each st across until 2 sts remain; sc in each st. Ch 2, turn.

Row 7: Hdc in each st across to color change; switch to White. Hdc in each st across. Finish off.

Finishing: To finish, make 2 pom-poms (one in each color) of approx. 3″ diameter and sew to the scarf end of the opposite color. Weave in ends with the needle.

About the Designer
Melissa Mall
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons seven and under. They are currently residing in Arizona after a three-year stint in Japan and are having a fun time readjusting. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

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