How to Crochet a Pom Pom Blanket Border

How to Crochet a Pom-Pom Border – Video Tutorial

Hi guys! If you’re looking for a fun textured border to add some visual interest to your crochet project, then this post is for you. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to crochet a pom-pom border, which is perfect for blankets, placemats, scarves, and more!

You’ll find the free tutorial below, which includes step-by-step pictures and a video tutorial.

Projects using the Pom-Pom Crochet Border:

Here are a few ways that I’ve used the pom-pom crochet border. It works well for blankets and placemats. I hope it gives you some inspiration for your project!

Pin this Crochet Pom-Pom Border – HERE!

Don’t have time to crochet this pom-pom border? That’s okay! Pin it for later, so that you can easily find it when you’re ready to crochet!

Crochet Pom Pom Blanket Border Tutorial and Video

First Step: Preparing for the Border

Before we start the pom-pom border, it’s important to get the edges of your project ready. If your project is worked in rows, then you’ll need to crochet at least 1 round of single crochet or double crochet stitches around the outside of your project (all 4 sides).

Preparing the Blanket for a Pom Pom Border

Round 1:

  • Top Edge: Place 1 single or double crochet into the top of each stitch.

  • Bottom Edge: Place 1 single or double crochet into the bottom of each chain.

  • Left and Right Side: When working along the left and right side, you’ll be crocheting into the side of each row.
    • If your projects uses single crochet rows, then place 1 stitch into the side of each row.
    • If your projects uses half double crochet rows, then place 3 stitches into the side of every 2 rows.
    • If your project uses double crochet rows, then place 2 stitches into the side of each row.

  • Corners: Make (1 Stitch, Chain 1, 1 Stitch) into each corner of the project. This stops your project from curling.

Make a Thicker Border:

To make a thicker border, crochet another round, by working 1 single or double crochet into every stitch around. Make (1 stitch, chain 1, 1 stitch) in each corner. Repeat this process until you’re happy with the size of the border, then proceed to the pom-pom instructions below.

When to Skip this Step:

If your project is worked in the round, like a circle or a granny square, then you can skip this step because your edges are ready.

Video Tutorial – HERE:

If you prefer to watch a tutorial, instead of reading pattern instructions, here is a video tutorial that walks you through adding a pom-pom border to your project!


  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Ch – chain
  • Sk – skip
  • YO – yarn over
  • Sl st – slip stitch

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

  • If your project is worked in rows, do one round of single or double crochet, before starting this border – see tips for doing this prep round above.

  • For the final pom-pom st, you may have to skip more or less than 3 sts. 

Pom-Pom Border: Starting in the first st, [ch 6, make a pom-pom – see tutorial below, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sl st into next st] around. The last sl st will be worked into the first ch of the first pom-pom to join the rnd.

Pom-Pom Tutorial: 

A pom-pom is made up of 2 poms (top and bottom) that are folded over top of each other to make a double thick, circular stitch. 

  • Step 1: YO, insert hook into third ch from hook, YO, draw up a loop there should be 3 loops on the hook.
  • Step 2: YO and pull through the first 2 loops.
  • Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 – 2, 2 more times in same ch. There should be 4 loops on the hook.
How to Crochet a Pom Pom
  • Step 4: YO and pull through all 4 loops. The first half of the pom-pom is done!
Adding a Pom Pom Border to a Blanket Step by Step Tutorial
  • Step 5: Ch 3, then repeat Steps 1 – 4 to make the second half of the pom-pom.
  • Step 6: Pull the second pom over the first pom, so one is sitting on top of the other.
  • Step 7: Sl st into the side of the ch where you placed the first pom, to close the stitch.

I hope this tutorial helped you add some beautiful texture to complete your crochet project.

Love, Dayna

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