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Today I am going to show you how to use one of my favorite tools of the trade: the Clover Pom-Pom Maker. These little contraptions changed my pom-pom game for life. No more sea urchins for this girl.
Step 1: choose your size and yarn
There are 3 different sets to choose from when purchasing your pom pom maker, a small set of two, large set of two and an extra large single. According to the packaging, here is what size poms each set makes.
- Small Set: 1 3/8 in. and 1 5/8 in.
- Large Set: 2 1/2 in. and 3 3/8in
- Extra Large: 4 1/2 in.
I use the large size most of the time. It is great for hats! Although, I really want that extra large one. What can I say, I like big poms and I cannot lie.
Alright go grab your yarn and lets get to it.
Step 2: Wrap your yarn
Wrap your yarn around the arches. Be sure that it is completey covered. I usually go back and forth a couple times. Keep in mind the more yarn you wrap the fuller your pom will be.
Tuck the wrapped arch back in and bring yarn through to the other side. Wrap the yarn around the other arch and tuck it in.
Step 3: Cut
Find the groove between the two sides of the pom-pom maker and cut the yarn.
Step 4: Finishing Your Pom
Cut a piece of yarn about 12 inches long. Tie it tightly in the groove you just cut, knotting it several times. If its tied to loose your strings will just come out. Pull the arches out. Then pull the pom-pom maker apart to release your pom. Trim any stray yarn.
To get a multi-color pom. Wrap the arches holding 2 strands of different color yarn together.
To get a half and half. Wrap each arch in a different color.
If you want some ideas on how to use these perfect poms you just made check out my pinterest board.
What is your favorite way to use pom poms? Let me know in the comments!
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