How to make a pom pom

Published on 29 June 2018

Skill level
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!


How to make a pom pom step-by-step


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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

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