How to make a pom pom

Published on June 29, 2018

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We love pom poms. Whether it's hats, blankets, scarves, a pombre purse or a pair of mittens, basically everything you can knit you can pom pom. The easiest way to make a bunch of pom poms is with a pom pom maker. Read our easy step-by-step instructions on how to make a pom pom. And if you're looking for even more inspiration, check out Craft Yarn Council's #PomPomParty!


Step by step


Getting started - Open the rings of your pom pom maker and place them on top of each other.


Wrap one side of the pom pom maker with yarn – but not too tight. You can use one shade, or mix several yarns.

Pro Tip

When it comes to pom pom projects, get creative! Christine Leech, author of Pompomania, has lots of fantastic pom pom ideas to inspire you.


Wrap the second side of the pom pom maker.


Close the two halves together, connecting the closure fully.


Cut open the pom pom along the outside gap.


Take a length of yarn and tie it in a knot around the bundle.


Trim the edges of the pom pom into the shape you want.

Now that you've mastered the easy-peasy pom pom technique, it's time to get creative! Browse our yarns and patterns to begin your next pom pom project.

Celebrate the joy of creating! Share your craft and knowledge or pick up some tips.

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