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How to Make a Pom Pom

How to Knit a Pom Pom
How to Knit a Pom Pom
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Who doesn't love adding a fun pom pom to their DIY knitting project? This How to Knit a Pom Pom video tutorial will show you exactly how you make the perfect pom pom every time! Whether you are going to adorn your new knit hat with a pom pom or looking to do a much bigger pom pom inspired knitting project, this how-to video will show you exactly how you can create your own perfect pom pom every time. Plus, this video will go through how to use a pom pom maker, so you know exactly what you're doing! 

Materials List

  • Store-bought pom pom maker
  • Yarn
  • Scissors

How to Make a Pom Pom

Making a Knit Pom Pom Instructions

  1. Determine the size of your pom pom and then buy/use the correct size pom pom maker.

    About Pom Pom Maker: They pull apart in two separate pieces, and they have a couple of hinges on each side in two separate pieces. 

  2. Open the hinges on one side of the pom pom maker, and keeping those two hinges together, wrap your yarn around the hinge until it is really densely covered. 

    Tip: The more yarn the better to get a thick lush pom pom. A good way to check is to try and close the hinges and it should be a little difficult to close. 

  3. Repeat this on the other two hinges on the other side of the pom pom maker. 

  4. Take some scissors, and cut along the ridge that is in between the two hinges. 

  5. Cut one long scrap of yarn, and put that big scrap in between the ridge of the pom pom shape and pull it through in a horseshoe shape until you feel a kind of snap. Then you tie a knot tightly, and make sure it is really secure. 

  6. Pop the legs of the pom pom maker open and pull the pom pom maker apart. Trim your pom pom into more of a round shape instead of an oval shape, and cut out any outlying pieces. 

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Oh my god this is exactly what I've been looking for! I've been wanting to try and make my own to add to knit hats that I have!

I can think of so many places I'd love to add a homemade pom pom! Thank for the great video tutorial on how to knit a pom pom

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