DIY Pom-poms create a lovely finishing touch for many knit and crochet projects. Here are 4 different ways to make pom-poms for your handmade hats, baby items, blankets and decor. You will want to put pom-poms on everything! This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission if you make a purchase, at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
Pom-poms add a wonderful finishing touch to many handmade items. Of course we think of hats, but you can use pom-poms for so much more. Add them onto the ends of a scarf for this pom-pom scarf, add them to the corners of a blanket or make cute little ornaments. You are only limited by your imagination.
There are also a couple different ways to make them. Below you will four ways to make pom-poms, which are four of my favorite, go-to ways.
Hopefully you will find a new technique that you love!
FOUR WAYS TO MAKE POM-POMS
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This one is obvious of course, but if you are a first-time pom-pom maker, than I have an easy tutorial for you. BONUS: I also explain how to sew them on a hat so they don’t flop around!
Once you learn how to make your own fur pom-poms you won’t be able to stop. I have loved experimenting with different piles of fur and they always turn out very lovely.
This one I tried on a whim last winter and I absolutely love the lush finished result. It looks like a super plush yarn pom-pom, but because it’s fabric, it has much better washability. Plus, you may be able to find faux sheepskin in lots of colors at your local fabric store, giving you lots of options. It’s a happy medium between fur and yarn pom-poms!
4. Crochet Pom-poms with Fur Yarn
This one is brand new. When I saw some new yarn at Knit Picks called Fable Fur, I knew exactly what I would try making with it. These crochet pom-poms turned out great!
EASY and FAST Crochet Pom-Pom Pattern:
Worked in continuous rounds
Begin with a ch 2.
1. Sc 8 into the first ch. Mark the end of the round with a stitch marker. (8 sts)
2. Work 2 sc in each st around. (16 sts)
3. *Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st.* repeat all around. (24 sts)
4. – 8. Sc in each st around.
This basically makes a furry little cup.
From here, you can stuff your ends inside and leave them be. Then, using a separate strand of yarn (not fur yarn), sew a loose running stitch across the top opening. Stuff with Polyfil.
Pull the yarn tight, cinching the hole shut. Leave the ends long for sewing later.
With fall in full swing, you are surely working your way through a pile of crochet project. Don’t forget the finishing touch and pick one of these favorite ways to make pom-poms!