Yarn Pom Poms

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I’ve been wanting to make some yarn pom poms for tree decorations and I realized today that I have some beautiful wool/mohair blend yarn left over from the afghan that my grandmother made me some years ago. So, I did an Internet search for making pom poms and tried a method using cardboard circles…after my hand cramped and it took much too long (in my opinion) to make, I thought it would be much easier to use my fingers…and it did! It only took about a minute to complete one. After photo-documenting this method, I found that I wasn’t the only one who thought using one’s fingers is much easier. I’ll let my pictures speak for themselves, but if you’d like a version that explains each step, check this one out (yes, that is a pen mark on my love seat that I have yet to tackle).

I didn’t trim my ends to be perfect, but I like them that way. I also left one piece of yarn long (from the one that tied the pieces together) for hanging. I’d like to make some big white ones…like huge snowballs!

This post was written by

Kate @ KnitStorm – who has written posts on Eco Etsy.