How to make a pom pom

Published on 29 June 2018

Skill level
Beginner
Project time
0.5 hours

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!

Materials

How to make a pom pom step-by-step

1

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

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.

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

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