Who does not love pom poms? And what if the pom poms make up a soft, fluffy, colorful rug? A perfect pick-me up on dull rainy days, and if you have yarn and a scissor, you already have everything you need and its a great use for all those little yarn scrap.
There’s almost no end to the different things you can try when you have learn how to make a pom pom. So, let’s learn how it then.
This one is a small, two-finger pom-pom (about 1″ in diameter) but you can make bigger ones by using more fingers. As far as yarn choice, thinner and softer yarn will make a more pleasing pom-pom.
1. With your index and middle fingers together and holding the end of your yarn down with your thumb, begin wrapping the yarn around your fingers. Be careful not to wrap too tightly – no purple fingers!
2. Cut your yarn when you’ve finished wrapping; for this pom-pom we’ve wrapped the yarn 75 times.
*Tip: For any size pom-pom, you’ll probably wrap the yarn twice as much as you think you will need.
3. Cut another piece of yarn, about 12″, and squeeze one end through your fingers between the pom-pom and your palm. Bring the other end of the yarn string through your fingers at the tips.
4. This is a picture of the backside, make sure your yarn string wraps all the way around your pom-pom bundle.
5. Begin a knot, pulling as tight as you can, then slip the pom-pom off of your fingers.
6. Still pulling tightly, finish off the knot.
7. Holding the pom-pom yarn strings, use your scissors and cut through all the loops of the pom-pom.
8. This is what it looks like after you’ve cut all the loops, a woolly bully mess!
9. Still holding the yarn strings, start cutting down your pom-pom.
*Tip: you’ll probably end up cutting twice as much off as you thought you would.
10. Trim with the scissor blades flat along the pom-pom to help get a smooth finish. Check it from different angles and fluff it up with your fingers, then trim some more. Be sure to trim around the bottom end where you are holding it. The pom-pom should feel firm when you’re done.
Voila! A pretty little pom-pom!
Keep the yarn strings on until you are ready to use it, then trim them off the same length as the rest of the pom-pom.
Leaving long tails on each pom-pom, make large pom-poms in as many colors as you fancy!
Grab a under-used blanket or old rug for the base of the pom pom rug. Using long tails for sewing, sew pom poms together and onto the base in whatever arrangement pleases you (rectangle, circle). Weave in ends.
Picture courtesy: http://myk-berlin.de/
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