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Making Yarn Pom Poms


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April 29, 2013

finished pom pomUsing a fork allows you to make pom poms quickly and evenly sized.

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Supplies:

  • yarn
  • fork
  • scissors

Steps:

  1. Lay the end of the yarn across the fork tines, holding it in place with your thumb. Begin wrapping the yarn around the fork.
  2. wrap yarn around fork 1
     
  3. Continue wrapping the yarn around. The more you wrap it, the fuller the pom pom will be.
  4. wrap yarn around fork 4
     
  5. Once you are done wrapping, cut it free of the skein.
  6. wrap yarn around fork 3
     
  7. Cut a a piece of yarn, approximately 6 inches long. Poke one end in between the middle tines, below the wrapped yarn. Bring the other end in between the tines at the top. Bring the ends together and tie a very tight knot.
  8. tie yarn around middle 1
     
    tie yarn around middle 2
     
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  9. Remove the pom pom from the fork. Bring the yarn ends around and tie them around the middle again.
  10. Using a pair of scissors, begin snipping through the loops of the pom pom. Cut of the tied ends. If necessary, trim any long ends so that it has a round appearance.
  11. snip loops
     
    cut off tied ends
     
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September 21, 2015

With only your hand, yarn, and scissors you can make your own pom-poms. No extra tools required!

hand holding trimmed green pom pom

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March 10, 2010

Cut out circles (in two identical rings, with holes in the middle) in card and put them together. Wind wool through the hole and around the circle until it is thickly covered.

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December 17, 2008

Knifty Knitter pom maker. This is less than 5 dollars and comes with three sizes for you to make pom poms with. I made medium ones.

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Also something I had fun with, I took one color and wound it around the middle, then wound another color across whole thing.

pom pom maker and pom

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May 7, 2013

Using a fork allows you to make pom poms quickly and evenly sized.

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March 3, 2010

Here's a really cute yarn pom-pom idea. My mother-in-law taught this to me so I wouldn't have to buy one of those pom pom makers from the store.

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