How to Make Finger-Wrapped Yarn Pom Poms

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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
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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 (17)

Stanlice writes: I never new that they are so easy to made. Thanks for the guidance.
Posted: 3:25 am on September 13th
Goodsally12 writes: Great way to have fun with your kids. :)
Posted: 6:50 am on April 22nd
SophiaWilliams1968 writes: We made heaps of them at home. I even had a carpet made of those!
Posted: 2:40 am on April 14th
tinyelephant543 writes: I used to make those with my mum. They also make for a perfect decoration, not only on top of the hat. You can put them together and make a garland, like we used to do.
Posted: 7:52 am on March 16th
AnnaBrown1951 writes: I love these pom poms! I showed this guide to my kids and gave them activity for few hours. They were very happy about it! And they made it perfectly. Thank you!
Posted: 12:06 pm on March 9th
brownbird555 writes: Oh that looks pretty easy to me :)
Posted: 3:26 am on March 2nd
Elizabeth1968 writes: I had a few problems with third step, but finally managed to do it. Huge thanks for this guide! Good job ;)
Posted: 1:08 am on March 2nd
DaveHaynes writes: I remember doing similar things in school. Oh good times.

Posted: 3:17 am on February 25th
roselynbette writes: finger sized pom poms? haha, great idea! I bet my niece would love these!
Posted: 10:14 am on April 23rd
kingcole writes: The trick is having enough strands and getting the central knot really tight.
Posted: 9:40 am on March 19th
Lady_Hobbs writes: So cute! I will try to make it at home with kiddos :)
Posted: 4:25 am on February 9th
BarbaraHewitt writes: Wow I love it
Posted: 11:03 pm on February 6th
Edith_brown writes: Oh, I love pom poms! Great idea!
Posted: 4:19 am on January 26th
CarrieBrown writes: Making a Pom-Pom looks not hard at all. I'll do one in red for my red hat.
Posted: 8:55 am on January 21st
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
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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