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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Making Pom- Poms

I posted a Bernat pattern in July for baby booties. The booties are adorable, but the messy looking, chain stich bow in the front just dosn't do them justice. I decided to put pom poms on the front. Now, aren't they cute?
Pom poms are fun, because you can use them to jazz up anything you make. They're great on hats, the ends of scarves, slippers, purses, and just about anything. ;-) So I decided to post a quick tutorial on the blog. Pom poms are very easy to make. You don't even need your crochet hook! Just yarn and scissors, and follow these instructions.

Step 1: First, take your yarn and wrap it around your two fingers several times. You can also wrap it around your hand. It depends on how big you want the pom pom to be. I didn't want my pom poms to be bigger than the booties, so I used my fingers.

Step 2: Carefully remove the yarn from your fingers and set it down. Take another piece of yarn and tie it tightly around the center of your loops.
Step 3:  Cut your longer ends. Then take a scissors and cut your loops loose so that they are stringy like a little pom pom.
Step 5: Fluff the strings out so that it looks round like a ball. Make sure it sufficiently hids the yarn tied around the center.
Step 6: Now all thats left is to sew the pom pom to whatever you want. I sewed it to the booties. Make sure you sew it on from the yarn tied around the center. Secure it tightly in place, and tie a double knot to make sure it dosn't fall off.

And TA DA! You've got cute little pom poms! Go, embellish your entire inventory with these cute little guys. And remember, the sky's the limit!

1 comment:

  1. I decided to put a pom pom on a hat i'm making and didn't know how to do it. This was so helpful! Thanks a bunch!