Whenever I need a pom pom, I grab my Clover Pom Pom Makers! I've tried a variety of methods, but I find these to give me the consistent, secure results in a variety of sizes I need. Here's how to make a pom pom with the Clover Pom Pom Maker!
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First things first - you're going to need some supplies: yarn of any weight (Lion Brand Vanna's Choice shown), a sharp small pair of scissors, and a Clover Pom Pom Maker! Get your own at Clover USA, Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, or Amazon DE! Now let's Pom Pom!
STEP 1: Open up the Clover Pom Pom Maker, pulling all 4 "arms" out straight.
STEP 2: Holding the Maker and the end of your yarn in one hand, wind the yarn around one pair of arms. Be sure to wind evenly back and forth, and stop when the yarn is even with the straight part of the arms on that side (see photo below).
STEP 3: Close the arms on that side, and move the yarn to the other pair of arms as shown below.
STEP 4: Wind the yarn evenly around this set of arms, stopping again when the bottom curve is filled in.
STEP 5: Close that side as well, and cut yarn. Using a small pair of scissors, cut along each half of the maker as shown below. You should be able to use the contours of the maker to guide your scissors. Be sure to hold the arms down so the Maker doesn't open up as you cut.
STEP 6: Cut a 12" length of yarn, and wrap it around the maker as shown below - along the cut line. Tie a knot, wrapping the yarn around twice before pulling knot closed as tightly as you can without breaking the yarn. Knot again to secure. The knots should slip down between the pieces of the Maker.
STEP 7: Open up the arms of the Maker and pull the halves apart to release the pom pom. Put the Maker back together for next time!
STEP 8: Trim off any extra long bits of yarn, and enjoy your new pom pom! The ends from the yarn that tied it all together in Step 6 are perfect for sewing/tying to your project.
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Thank you for posting this tutorial! I've always had problems making pompoms, will give it a try soon. 🙂
I hope it helps! It took me a few tries to really get the hang of it, but now I use it every time!
And so easy to use! I don't know what I'd do if I ever lost my pompom makers!
Thank you for posting these clear and easy to understand instructions. Yours was the 4th posted instructions I looked at and now I get it!
I'm so glad they helped you! Thank you, Patricia!
Thank you, Thank you ❣️ I had searched many YouTube videos for instructions to no avail. Not one of them indicated that you wrap the yarn around "both arms" on each side. Kudo's Once again.
😀 Thank you, I'm so glad it helped!
I have owned my pompon makers for years but I've never been able to make one before viewing your tutorial. I can't tell you how many I've watched and finally, it clicked! Thank you!
I'm so glad to hear it helped, thank you, Nancy!
Great tutorial! What I found particularly helpful were the instructions to wind until the bottom curve is gone (my pom poms always looked very wimpy), and the nugget about wrapping the yarn twice to knot it before pulling tight (my knots were never tight enough). Not knowing that has kept me from making pom poms for many years. Thank you so so much.
I'm so glad it helped, Sharon! ♥
How do I make Pom Pom with two colors of yarn?
The easiest way is just to hold the two strands of yarn together as you wind them on the marker! 🙂
Thanks. It worked find.
Great, so glad to hear it! Happy Holidays! ♥
Moogly saves the day again! The instructions on the package I just received were ever so vague LOL, so I googled for instructions and there you were! Thank you I just successfully made my first pom pom!
♥ Yay, I'm so glad it helped! Thank you!