We have a bit of a love affair with the humble pom pom. Plush, bouncy, and playful, the pom pom is a yarny symbol of happiness. I dare you to try not to smile while holding one. Impossible.
They make whimsical additions to knits, finish off a gift with a flourish, or make flouncy cat toys. We also like to hang them wherever we can at the shop (have you seen our awning lately?). Did I mention you can make them using leftover yarn to bust stash like a boss?
Our favorite method (and we’ve tried quite a few) is using these funny little gadgets by Clover (available at Stash, of course). They are a little tricky looking at first, but after your first go at pom pom making, you’ll be a pro.
>>> Pom Pom Pictorial <<<
- Use a lot of yarn. The more densly you wrap each arm of the pom pom maker, the more plump your pom will be.
- Have fun with it! Hold multiple colors/textures of yarn together. Wrap each side in a different color. See what happens!
- Triple tie the center so it’s nice and tight. You don’t want your pom to start shedding its fringe at an awkward moment.
Now it’s your turn! What you’re favorite way to use a pom pom?