How to Make a Finger-Wrapped Pom-Pom

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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 (2)

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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