How to Make a Finger-Wrapped Pom-Pom

comments (4) August 8th, 2014     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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Trim the ends if necessary.
Wrap the yarn around your fingers about 50 times.
Thread a piece of yarn between your middle fingers and tie it in a knot around the yarn wraps.
Trim the ends if necessary.

Trim the ends if necessary.

Photo: Linda Permann

Here's a simple way to whip up a pom-pom if you don't have pom-pom tools on hand. You'll need a ball of yarn (or multiples) and a pair of scissors. Cut an 8-inch piece of yarn and set it aside before you begin wrapping-you'll need it to tie off the pom-pom.

  Wrap the yarn around your fingers about 50 times.

Here, I'm using two colors for fun-just be sure that the strands are straight (not twisted up) as you wrap. The more wraps you make, the fuller your pom-pom will be.

  Thread a piece of yarn between your middle fingers and tie it in a knot around the yarn wraps.

Weave the 8-inch length of yarn you cut at the beginning through the middle space between your fingers and tie off the pom-pom. Slide it off of your fingers and tie it again.

  Snip the ends, following the slight curve of the wraps.

 

  Trim the ends if necessary.

You might need to do a little trimming to round off your pom-pom. Use the pom-poms to adorn hats or scarves or use them as zipper pulls or even present toppers. They're a great way to put your odds and ends to use.

 

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Comments (4)

rheapapz writes: This is the easiest way to make a pompom. Thanks for the post. I'll share this to my blog and provide a link back here.

Rhea Papellero
http://craftyguild.com

Posted: 7:22 pm on August 29th
montylee writes: good technique
Posted: 2:42 am on August 27th
LindaPermann writes: Hi Nancy,
Yes, it is fine to link here- thanks!
Linda
Posted: 9:26 pm on October 31st
NancyWard writes: Hi Linda!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK>

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com
Posted: 9:11 pm on October 31st
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