Pom Pom Happiness Shawl

pom pom happiness shawl free crochet pattern
After making her first shawl one month ago, my mother immediately started working on a second shawl with another yarn cake (blue-green-yellow). This cake was a bit smaller than the first yarn cake she used and resulted in a smaller shawl that can be worn up front. While working on this shawl, she tried to keep the steps as easy as possible, making it a great shawl for beginners! I have also added a video tutorial.

Materials

– 1 yarn cake, 4ply and 600m. *Update Oct 24 – The shop where I bought my yarn cakes is offline till the end of November, so I have searched on Etsy for similar yarn and colors. I advice this shop (pick a color and select option 600m).
– 3.5 mm hook (US E/4 hook, UK 9)

Video

Below you can find a video of the Pom Pom Happiness Shawl. Scroll further for the written pattern.

Abbreviations (US terms)

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
Pom pom: ch 4, 3 dc cluster in second chain, ch 3, 3 dc cluster in first chain, turn and twist the hook so that both clusters will be side by side, chain 2, (see video below)
**: repeat what’s between the **
( ): the amount of stitches you should have at the end of the row

Other notes

– The first 3 chains at the start of every row count as 1 dc
– Double crochet stitches above the chains are worked around the chains instead of inserting your hook through the loops.
– The last stitches of a row are made in the third chain of the previous row (or 2 if you only made 2 ch in the previous row).

The start

Start with 4 chains, slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round

Row 1:
ch 3, 3 dc in the ring, ch 2, 4 dc in the ring (8)

Row 2:
ch 3, 2dc in the first stitch,
1 dc in every stitch till corner,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in corner),
1 dc in every stitch till end,
3 dc in last stitch (14)

Row 3 and 4: repeat row 2 (20, 26)

Row 5:
ch 3, 1dc in the first stitch,
1 dc in every stitch till corner,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in corner,
1 dc in every stitch till end,
2 dc in last stitch (30)

Row 6 – 14 (9 rows): repeat row 2,5,2,5,2,5,2,5,2 (36, 40, 46, 50, 56, 60, 66, 70, 76)

Making rows with gaps

Row 15:
(Ch 4, 1 dc) in the first stitch,
ch 1, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* till corner,
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in corner,
ch 1, skip 1, *1 dc, skip 1, ch 1* till end,
(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last stitch

Row 16: make the dc stitches in the gaps of the previous row
(Ch 4, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the first stitch,
*ch 1, 1 dc in next gap* till corner,
(ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in corner,
*1 dc in the next gap, ch 1* till end,
(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last stitch

Row 17: make the dc stitches in the gaps of the previous row
(Ch 4, 1 dc) in the first gap,
*ch 1, 1 dc in next gap* till corner,
(ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1) in corner,
*1 dc in the next gap, ch 1* till end,
(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last stitch

Row 18: repeat row 16

From now on it’s all repeat repeat repeat!

Row 19 – 24 (6 rows): repeat row 2, 5, 2, 5, 2, 5
Row 25 – 30 (6 rows): repeat row 15, 16, 17, 16, 17, 16
Row 31 – 36 (6 rows): repeat row 2, 5, 2, 5, 2, 5
Row 37 – 44 (8 rows): repeat row 15, 16, 17, 16, 17, 16, 17, 16
Row 45 – 46 (2 rows): repeat row 2, 5 (256, 260)

Border

Row 47: repeat row 15

Row 48:
ch 6, 1 dc in the first chain bow, ch 3,
*1 dc in the next chain bow, ch 3* till corner,
(1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in corner,
*ch 3, 1 dc in the next chain bow* till end
(ch 3, 1 dc) in last stitch

Row 49:
ch 7, *skip 1 chain bow, 1 sc in the next chain bow, ch 6* till corner,
skip 1 chain bow, (1 sc, ch 4, 1 sc) in corner,
*ch 6, skip 1 chain bow, 1sc in the next chain bow* till end
ch 6, 1 sc in the last bow

Row 50:
*ch 1, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 triple crochet, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) around the chain bow, ch 1, 1 sc between the chain bows* till end

Row 51 (the pom pom part):
Ch 1, *3 sc, (you’re now in the middle of the previous row), make a pom pom, 3 sc, ch 2, skip 5* till end

Video

Below you can find a video that shows you how to make the pom pom border.

Share your pictures!

And your beautiful shawl is done! Have fun and don’t forget to show us your pictures! You can tag me on Instagram @wilmawestenberg as well.

NOTICE: The written instructions, illustrations, photos, and patterns herein are protected by copyright law. You are free to link to the patterns, but please do not copy!


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23 Comments

  • Reply
    MARY
    14 November 2017 at 2:25 am

    Want to make this with the Scheepjes Whirl yarn which it very thin fingering weight. Can I keep going more than the 46 rows before starting the border? It would be way too small with this thin yarn without adding rows. What rows can I keep repeating? Thanks

    • Reply
      Wilma
      14 November 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Hi Mary, Scheepjes has (almost) the same thickness so don’t worry about it being thin fingering yarn. My cake was 600m, yours is 1000m. I would try this:

      Row 1 – 44: do what the pattern says
      Row 45 – 50 (6 rows): repeat row 2, 5, 2, 5, 2, 5
      Row 51 – 60 (10 rows): repeat row 15, 16, 17, 16, 17, 16, 17, 16, 17, 16
      Row 61-67: make rows 45-51 from my normal pattern

      I haven’t made this longer version myself yet (need to get a 1000m cake first!) so let me know if it helps 🙂

  • Reply
    Annette Lutze
    8 November 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Love the scarf could I make it in two ply

  • Reply
    Barbara
    16 October 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Love your videos! Its my first crochet and I really love how easy you made it for me!

    • Reply
      Wilma
      16 October 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks so much Barbara, really appreciate your kind words!

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        Annette Lutze
        8 November 2017 at 9:59 pm

        Hi Wilma, am going to try and make your lovely pom-poms scarf.
        Just a question you can tell I’m a beginner can I make it using 2 ply, would I use the same number of stitches

        • Reply
          Wilma
          8 November 2017 at 10:08 pm

          Hi Annette, thank you for your kind words. You can keep the same amount of stitches, but the shawl will probably be a bit smaller than mine. But still big enough I think!

  • Reply
    Emma
    11 October 2017 at 10:42 am

    Adore this shawl so much! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pattern xx

  • Reply
    Christine
    30 September 2017 at 11:34 am

    Thank you Wilma for creating and sharing the shawl pattern. It is beautiful. It will be a good winter project.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      2 October 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much Christine!

  • Reply
    Karin
    22 September 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Dank je wel voor dit prachtige patroon! Ik ben het aan het haken en merk dat het patroon niet helemaal hetzelfde is als het voorbeeld op de foto en in de video. Toer 47 is een herhaling van toer 15. Op de afbeelding zie ik daarna nog een paar keer herhaling van toer 16/17. Maar dat staat niet in de omschrijving. Wat te doen?
    Alvast bedankt voor je antwoord. x

    • Reply
      Wilma
      23 September 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Hoi hoi Karin, je kan gewoon het patroon aanhouden, de sjaal in de video is precies hetzelfde als het geschreven patroon! Fijn weekend!

  • Reply
    Marelva
    16 September 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Love it, and the colors as well my compliments to your mom and thanks for sharing..! Greetings

    • Reply
      Wilma
      17 September 2017 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks so much Marelva! Really appreciate your kind comment

  • Reply
    Terry
    9 September 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I’m so putting this in my project cue! Beautiful pattern stunning color! Gotta get my other 6 projects

  • Reply
    Melony Boseley
    9 September 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I’m making this at the moment, and it is such a beautiful and easy pattern to follow! I can’t wait to finish it. My friend, Emmeclaire, shared it with me on Instagram. Love the giveaway! 😍

  • Reply
    Esther
    8 September 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Love it. Will definately try it. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

  • Reply
    My very first yarn cake giveaway! - Wilmade
    8 September 2017 at 7:32 pm

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    • Reply
      Debbie
      10 September 2017 at 11:54 pm

      I absolutely LOVE the colors‼️‼️‼️ The pattern is fantastic, thanks👯💜💜💜

  • Reply
    Carol
    2 September 2017 at 11:24 pm

    The scarf is beautiful! Thank you for the pattern.

    Since I’m in the USA, how many yards of what weight yarn was used?

    Thanks.

  • Reply
    Toni
    28 August 2017 at 5:24 pm

    This is just gorgeous! Your mother is brilliant, please tell her I said so. The pom poms are fabulous.

    • Reply
      Wilma
      30 August 2017 at 10:37 am

      Thanks so much Toni! <3

  • Reply
    Pam
    27 August 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I love this scarf, it will be my next project, thanks for sharing it

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