Crochet Pom Pom Border For Blankets
Pom Pom Border – Pattern Description
This Pom Pom Border is both decorative and easy to crochet and will enhance the look of any crochet piece made with plain or flat stitches.
How do you crochet a Pom Pom Border? The Pom Pom Border is constructed with two bobble stitches joined together with a slip stitch, on top of a chain 3 base.
I added an extra pom pom in the corners to round up the border and make it look seamless. If you are crocheting it on a straight edge, leave the corner pom pom out.
It works great for any kind of edge, from square and rectangle projects such as blankets and afghans to triangle edges such as shawls or straight edges such as scarves. You can even crochet it on a round edge such as a dress.
I recommend you crochet a base row on your edge before starting the border. Use any plain stitch for your base row, I always make a single crochet row around my blankets before starting on any border.
If you are making this border for a blanket, check out my base row tutorial for blankets with double crochet rows or base row tutorial for blankets with treble rows to give you an idea of how a base row is made based on the different types of stitches your blanket rows are made with.
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How To Crochet The Pom Pom Border
- Multiples of 3sts
- 1 row
- Marriner Yarns Aran
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- 5mm crochet hook
Pattern written in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- ch – chain
- sk – skip
- yo- yarn over
- sl st – slip stitch
- dc – double crochet
- bo – bobble stitch
Bobble Stitch (bo) – *Yo, insert hook into the chain, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook.* x 4, yo and pull through all 5 loops on the hook.
- stitches contained within ** are the repeat section for that row.
- when joining the two bobble stitches, make sure you sl st through both loops of the chain, this way you won’t have a gap at the base of the pom pom (see video).
- this tutorial is designed for blankets, but you can skip the corner pom pom and make it for a straight edge.
Step 1: We will start with the corner pom pom. Ch6, bo in the 3rd ch from hook
Step 2: ch3, bo to create a second bobble on top of the first
Step 3: join the two bobbles to create the pom pom by sl st in the 3rd ch from the base row.
Step 4: ch3 and sl st in the same stitch where you chained 6 – your corner bobble is complete
Step 5: Next we will crochet the second pom pom that goes along the edge. Ch6, bo on 3rd ch from hook
Step 6: ch3, bo in 3rd ch from hook to create a second bobble on top of the first
Step 7: Create the pom pom by sl st in the 3rd ch from the base row
Step 8: ch3, sk2, sl st in next stitch. You second pom pom is complete.
Step 9: Repeat steps 5 – 8 until you reach the next corner. Your last pom pom must end in the corner stitch. If you don’t have enough stitches to sk2, then just skip 1. If you have too many, then skip 3. It will not make a massive difference in the overall look of the border. The important thing is that you must end in the corner stitch.
Repeat steps 1 – 9 to crochet the pom pom border all around your project.
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