How to Make Finger-Wrapped Yarn Pom Poms

comments (17) February 23rd, 2016     

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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.

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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

Posted: 7:22 pm on August 29th
LindaPermann writes: Hi Nancy,
Yes, it is fine to link here- thanks!
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>


Nancy Ward
Posted: 9:11 pm on October 31st
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