How to make a giant pom pom

How to make a pom pom | Mollie Makes


Project alert! Learn how to make large wool pom poms with this tutorial from Chi Chi Dee Handmade‘s Leanne Garrity.

One thing we’ve learned when it comes to pom poms: bigger is better! Use seriously chunky yarn to get that mega-fluffy effect. So. Much. Fun. Tag us in your pom pom pics using #molliemakers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Oh and subscribe to Mollie Makes for more pom pom madness, issue 105 even came with its own pom pom gift kit!

And if you’re after something a little smaller, learn how to make tiny pom poms in our tutorial here.

You will need

• One ball of chunky yarn
• Cardboard
• Pencil
• Craft knife
• Cutting mat
• Scissors

How to make a giant pom pom

How to make a pom pom step 1| Mollie Makes

Step 1
Trace a 22cm circle onto cardboard. Cut this out. Draw an 8cm circle in the centre, and cut out, giving you a doughnut shape. Make a second shape. Sandwich together and begin winding yarn around the rings.

Tip: double up the yarn to make the process quicker

How to make a pom pom step 2 | Mollie Makes

Step 2
Keep winding until you can’t fit the yarn through the middle any more. Cut a length of yarn about 50cm long and set aside for later. Insert scissors between cardboard discs and snip the wrapped yarn all the way round.

How to make a pom pom step 3| Mollie Makes

Step 3
Double up your 50cm length of yarn, slip it between the discs and tie lightly. Wrap and knot a few times to make sure it’s secure. Remove cardboard discs, scrunch your pom pom and give it a light trim to even up.

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