How To Make a Pom Pom

This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to make a pom pom from yarn. There are many ways that you can use a yarn pom pom from hats and scarves to keychains. Another idea is to attach them at the end of a string on a drawstring pouch.

Yarn pom poms ready to be attached to your favorite projects.

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Here I used them to make an awesome Watermelon Pom Pom Rug.

You can make your pom poms as big or as small as you want them to be. To be on the safe side you will want to make them nice and large and then trim down to your desired size.

A yarn pom pom made with two different colored yarns.

You can use just about any kind of string or yarn that you like or that you have on hand, including yarn types and colors. This makes it super easy to match them to your crochet or knit projects.

Pom poms made from yarn laying on a table, ready to be attached to your project of choice.

Things You Will Need: Pom Pom maker, string, scissors.

Here are the instructions on how to make the pom pom maker used in the demonstrating pictures. You can purchase a pom pom maker (affiliate link) on Amazon, or even use your hand if you like.

How to Make a Pom Pom

Step 1:Wrap the yarn around your pom pom maker as many times as you like. The more times you wrap it around the thicker and fuller it will be.

Note: If you’re making more than one you’ll want to keep track of how many wraps you do to make sure they are all the same thickness.


Step 2: After the desired amount of wraps have been made, cut the string.


Step 3: Cut a 5 or 6 inch string and tie it around the center as tight as possible. DO NOT make a double knot at this time.

While pressing down on the knot in the center cut both the top and the bottom ends of the strings.


Step 4: Now you will be able to tighten the knot and make a double knot to secure it.


Step 5: Fluff and trim any excess ends.


Note: Make sure not to cut the string used to tie the knot in the center. This is the string you will use to attach the pom pom to your project.

Here is a collection of projects where pom poms are used.

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