Today I have a dainty and adorable DIY for you guy's: Pom Pom Garland!
What I love the most about these garlands are just how versatile they can be, I've used them as decor for a party, nursery, and even my living room. These Pom's also make a cute addition to gift bags! I've even thought of making themed colors for holidays and events (I'm talking red, green, and white Christmas garlands EVERYWHERE).
Another great attribute to the pom garland is the yarn fiber and hook size are all up to you! Chunky, worsted, medium, sport weight yarn, ALL OF THEM WILL WORK. The hook size is also up to your discretion. Want a looser garland? Use a larger hook than your yarn recommends. Want a tighter garland? Use a smaller hook than your yarn recommends. Is that easy!
In case you guy's haven't noticed by now, Caron Simply Soft is my go to yarn. So many colors to choose from and SO SOFT.
I hope that the pattern is easy to understand but if you're a visual person (like me) I provided step by step images after the written pattern.
- Yarn in weight of your choice (Amount depends on how long you want your garland to be)
- Crochet hook (size recommended by yarn label, I used a 5mm hook)
- Measuring Tape
- Yarn Needle
Not important for this pattern.
SC - Single Crochet
Sk - Skip
SL ST - Slip Stitch
Sts - Stitches
CL - Cluster (Double Crochet Cluster)
Special Stitches - Double Crochet Cluster:
Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 lops on the hook repeat from * 3 times, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on the hook.
All this means is that you will chain in multiples of 10 up to your desired length, then add one extra chain.
I used approx. 100 yards of Caron Simply Soft to create a 50" long garland.
Chain desired length (I chained 171)
R1 - Turn, SC into 2nd Ch from hook and across
R2 - Ch1, Turn, SC into first 2 sts, *Ch2, Sk2, SC into next 2 Sts, repeat from * across until 2 sts remain, SC into last 2 sts
R3 - Turn, SL ST into first 2 sts, *Ch6, CL into 3rd Ch from hook, Ch3, CL into 3rd Ch from hook, fold clusters over each other and SL ST to originally clusters chain, Ch3, SL ST to next chain space, Repeat from * across row.
Fasten off and weave in ends.