YA'LL I am so in LOVE with these Pom Poms - I have made them before but
never with the extra thick yarns. I always used the basic crochet yarns.
I always made small ones and not so great at that.
Also, can I just say - I have purchased several pom pom makers. For the life of me I can't
figure them out. Like they never worked. I followed the directions but somehow they never
tied off right.
So I did it the old fashioned way.
Using my hand...
It comes off your hand nice and easy and you can then easily see where to tie off the pom pom
Then you get to trim and fluff.
The pom pom makers do claim to not need trimming but
I think when you have the chance to trim you can make the pom pom
as big or as small as you want.
Ok some key things to keep in mind.
The fluffier yarns are better for pom pom making.
The kind you use for blankets and sweaters. They go on sale quite often at Joann's
This first pom pom was made using that fluffy sweater making yarn.
The pom pom below was made using standard crochet yarn
It doesn't fluff up as much. I think the smaller you make it the fuller it looks.
This yarn is vintage stock - its thick and has great color but the texture is course
perhaps it was used to wrap gifts.
But this didn't fluff up and you can see the bald spots - it doesn't lay nicely.
Thinking about using up those cute POM POMS
by making a fun Valentine's Day wreath.
I mean can it get much cuter than this?
Hope you try making some of these cuties.
Let me know if you try it out.
Happy Crafting friends