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We love pom poms. Whether it's hats, blankets, scarves, a pombre purse or a pair of mittens, everything you can knit you can pom pom. The easiest way to make a heap of pom poms is with a pom pom maker. Read our easy step-by-step guide on how to make a pom pom - you'll be a pro in no time!


  • Pom pom maker
  • Your choice of DK yarn

How to make a pom pom step-by-step


step 1

Getting started. Open the rings of your pom pom maker and place them on top of each other.


step 2

The first half. Wrap one side of the pom pom maker with yarn – but not too tight. You can use one shade, or mix several yarns.


step 3

The second half. Wrap the second side of the pom pom maker.


step 4

Bring it together. Close the two halves together, connecting the closure fully.


step 5

Snip snip. Cut open the pom pom along the outside gap.


step 6

Tying up the loose ends. Take a length of yarn and tie it in a knot around the bundle.


step 7

Sculpt and perfect. Trim the edges of the pom pom into the shape you want.

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