Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How to Make Pom Poms

Hello Everyone!

I have a little different post today. I'm going to do a written tutorial on how to make pom poms. It does include my crocheting, but I'm just adding pom poms to the top of a few hats I already made. Pom Pom's are so cute, and they make great crafting projects especially with the holiday season in full swing :)


Materials Needed:


Scissors (try to use sharp scissors because dull ones will make it more difficult for cutting the yarn)


Step one:


Wrap the yarn around your hand (preferably the hand you don't write with) until you have the desired amount you want your ball to be.

Step Two:



Take a separate piece of yarn from the skein and set it aside. Just make sure the piece of yarn is long enough for tying. Carefully remove the yarn off your hand. (Try to keep it together) Now take the yarn you cut and hold your index finger and thumb in the middle of the yarn and tie a tie a knot. (I usually tie a double knot to secure it) Your yarn should look  similar to a bow.

Step Three:


Right side cut


Both sides cut

Take the scissors and cut one side the "bow" and then cut the other side.  It should look the picture above

Step Four:


Cut the yarn to down until it forms the shape of a ball. You may want to keep a plastic bag or the trash can near because this step can get messy. You can just toss the stray pieces of yarn in the trash as you go along.

Congratulations! You've made a pom pom!!

* Attaching the pom pom to the top of a hat *

I'm a little surprised that I didn't make pom poms for some of my hats before now. I guess I was being a little lazy at the time. Anyway this step is fairly simple.


All you have to do for this step is keep a small hole in the top of the hat and place the two loose ends through. From the inside of the hat tie the loose ends together until secured.  On
Side Note: I already completed this hat, so I took the crocheting hook to make a small hole to put the loose inside the top of the hat. Then I just followed the rest of the step.

Finished Products




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Jackie Harrison said...

Wow this its very creative need to share this with my nieces thanks great job.

Pilar said...

Thank you and you're welcome! It's a fun and easy project. If you share this with your nieces, I hope they enjoy the project!

Shalunya21 said...

I love that you crochet. I tried once but I have a very hard time getting my stitches even. Great tutorial on pom poms. Thanks for sharing I really enjoyed this post.

Pilar said...

Thank you! and you're welcome! I had the same problem when I first started crocheting with the keeping the stitches even. If you decided to try again, it just takes practice to get the stitches even.

Marie said...

These pom poms are so cute! Great job!

Pilar said...

Thank you for the kind words!

Liz Outh said...

I am ashamed to admit this but I never knew how to make pom poms! Thank you so much love for sharing this tutorial! I may have to sit down one day and start making some =) Hope you've been well hun! XOXO

Nicole said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I tried making a pompom once and failed, it was so lopsided. Also I had no idea how to attach it, thanks for showing me! Xoxo

Anonymous said...

OMG they are super cute ! you go girl ! so creative ! xx

Pilar said...

Thank you Liz and you're welcome! I'm doing well, how are you? There's absolutely no reason to be ashamed! If you make them I hope my tutorial will make it easy for you :)

Pilar said...

Thanks Nicole and you're welcome! I know what you mean when I made my first pom pom a long time ago it looked very weird haha! When I tried making another pom pom the result was much better. Hopefully the tutorial will make it easy for you. I wanted to add the attaching part because I figured people may want to add a pom pom on the top of their hats :)

Pilar said...

Thank you so much for the kind words!

Denise Lindsay said...

Awwww these are so cute :)! I've never made pom poms like these before (it was many, many years ago when I last made them), but I remember it was wrapping wool around 2 cardboard circles with a hole in the middle. Will try it this way if I ever do make them again :)! x

Pilar said...

Thank you!! I know there are various ways to make pom poms, but I found this way to be the quickest and easiest :)

Kristen said...

Pom Poms are cute on hats. but I think I need to master crocheting first. hopefully one day I will be able to make hats with pom poms on them.

Pilar said...

Thanks! You actually don't have to master crocheting to make pom poms. You can make them just for fun or various types of crafting projects

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