I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff about pom-poms lately, and they are a really fun way to jazz up knitting projects or just about anything else (and often a great way to use up yarn, as well). Here are some tutorials that have caught my eye recently.
The Crafty Crusader was inspired by tutorials she saw online to try her hand at a two-color pom-pom designed to look like a golden snitch from Harry Potter. The effect is pretty cool, and once you understand the basics you can design all sorts of creatures and other fun stuff.
Wronek is a Polish blog, and she has a basic tutorial for the classic way to make pom-poms, but this page also shows an image from Pinterest (no idea the original source) that shows how to turn a hank of yarn into a bunch of pom-poms. This is a great idea when you’re using them for decorative purposes and you want a bunch that are consistent in size and color.
And if you love a giant pom-pom but what something a little different from the usual yarn-wrapped ball, check out this great, super simple tutorial for a faux-fur pom-pom from Sew 4 Bub. These faux-fur pom-poms are super popular on knit hats, and this is a great way to make them.
Do you like using pom-poms on your projects? I’d love to hear how you make them or if you have any special tricks.