How to crochet pompoms two ways (videos & written patterns)

There's nothing cuter than a little fringe of pompoms to finish off a project in a way that's sure to raise a smile. But which pompoms to choose?
Here's our guide to two different styles of pompom edging that you'll love. Both bring a fun finishing touch to all your afghans, throws, pillow covers and scarves. The blanket below made by Hazel from Quietly Stitching is just an example of it.
Scroll down to find the pompom video tutorials and written patterns.
1. Watch Tanis Galik's pompom edging video tutorial:
Any type of yarn is suitable for this edging, but soft or fluffy textures would be especially effective. You'll need an appropriately-sized hook, check the yarn manufacturer's band for recommendations. You'll also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Pro tip: This pompom edging finishes off your work with a broad band of double crochet on both sides of your work before adding the embellishment of the puff balls.
Ch chain
Ch st chain stitch
Dc double crochet
Row 1: with wrong side facing, attach your yarn and chain stitch around each post of the border of your work.
Row 2: still on wrong side of work, dc around edge working under chain stitch loops. Work 3dc in each corner. Fasten off. On right side of work, dc around edge working under chain stitch loop. Work 3 dc in each
corner stitch. Do not fasten off.
Row 3: sc around the edge of your work, going through both loops of the dcs on right and wrong sides together. Join with sl st to 1st sc.
Row 4: sc in 1st sc of previous row, *ch 7 then create pom pom: yo, insert hook in 4th loop from the hook, yo, pull through 4 times, 9 loops on hook, yo and pull through all loops on hook, sl st to lock pom pom in place, sl st
same 4th loop. Now ch 3, skip 3 sc on edge row, sc in next st; repeat * around joining with sl st in top of 1st sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
2. Watch Sheru Knitting's second pompom video tutorial:
This edging pompom stitch, sometimes called the puffy bullion block stitch, involves creating a large puff stitch so choose a yarn which is not too bulky. If you go for a chunky yarn, the puff will become clumsy and will be difficult to work. A light worsted to DK yarn would be ideal. You will also need a hook of the appropriate size - take a look at the manufacturer's yarn band for recommendations. Have some scissors and a tapestry needle to hand.
Pro tip: This edging creates a precise, neat look ideal for baby blankets.
Dc Double crochet
Sc Single crochet
Ch st chain stitch
St stitch
Yo yarn over
Trc treble crochet
Written pattern
Make sure the project you want to add your pom poms to is finished off with a smooth flat foundation row of single or double crochet. You will be working directly onto this edge.
Row 1: ch1 and single crochet into the first st at the start of your edge. *2ch then trc into the first st. Yo then insert hook through trc post, yo then pull up loop, 3 loops on the hook. Repeat this six more times. Keep loops on the hook, insert hook into next st, yo and pull through all loops on the hook. Now ch1 to secure. Sc into same st. 2sc then repeat from * to complete your edging.

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