Friday, July 5, 2013

Yarn Pom-Poms



I remember my mom used to make these pom-poms to put on some of the sweaters she used to knit. Oh, she is so good at knitting, sewing and so many different things. I am sure I inherited the craftiness in me from her..:).






So here are the instructions to make these pom-poms.

You'll need.:
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- Yarn
-  Fork ( For the size I am  making, forks work well or you can even wrap the yarn around your fingers.)
- Scissors.

Steps:
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- Start by taking an end of the yarn and pass through the middle of the fork just like the picture below.




-  And then start wrapping the yarn around the fork

 

- Wrap about 30-35 times. Dpending on how fuller you want your pom-pom to be you can wrap more or less times. So you get something like the picture below. Then leave a length of yarn like 10-15" and cut the yarn.


- Now you have to tie the wrapped yarn in the middle.  For this, take the end of the yarn and pass it through the middle of the fork just like the picture below.



- Then go over the top of the wrapped yarn and bring it down and pass through the middle of the fork again.




- Do this looping in the middle of the wrapped yarn a couple of times to make it secure.





- Then slide out the wrapped yarn from the fork.


- Pull the end of the yarn, used to tie the wrapped yarn, to tie it tightly and tie a knot. So you get something like this.



- Take your scissors and cut the loops of the yarn.


-Keep cutting all the loops. Once you have cut all the loops you will get a fluffed yarn ball.


- Fluff your yarn ball and also trim the edges to make a nice ball.

You can use this ball in a number of ways. I used it to decorate birthday hats and also for gift wrapping. You can even make pom pom garlands by making and joining a number of pom-poms.




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17 comments:

  1. Good Morning Priyam, Aren't we lucky to have parents who enjoyed sewing and knitting and then they passed their skills on to us, their daughters.
    These pom poms are fabulous... I have never seen pom poms made this way before, I have only ever made pom poms using two cardboard circles. I will be trying your method as it saves all the cutting out of cardboard.
    Thank you for this tip.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Good Morning Daphne!

      I sure am lucky to have a creative mom..:) and I still have a lot to learn from her.

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  2. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  3. These pompoms are so cute! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love pom poms! They are so cute. Now I want to go make some after reading this. Haha!

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  5. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I love the pom pom detail on your party hats! So darn cute!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne!
      and thank you for stopping by.:)

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  6. What an easy method to do this! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  7. I'm a bit of a pom pom fanatic. These are so cute and little! I've never used a fork before- what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Thursday to you, Priyam!

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    1. Thanks Brooke!

      Happy Thursday to you too..:)

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  8. Love these cute pom poms! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays! New Follower!

    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. Thank you Jody!
      Would love to share.

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  9. How cute! I love the pom poms attached to the party hats!

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    1. Thank you Brandi! and thank you for stopping by..

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