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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1. Yarn Pom-Pom
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!
2. Faux Fur Pom Pom
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.
3. Sheepskin Pom-Pom
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:
What you need:
– Super bulky Weight Faux Fur Yarn (Fable Fur)
– 7mm hook
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!
Thank you for the pattern for the crocheted pom pom with the fur yarn. I had made a ‘chunky santa hat’ with super bulky (6) yarn. I made a regular pom pom for it. The thick yarn sheds terribly. I searched around on the internet and found your site. I used the bulky yarn and followed your pattern. I love the crocheted pom pom!!! I will be using it on all my caps from now on.
I am so glad you posted the different options for Pom-Poms. I am really excited to try the faux fur crocheted ones!
I hope you like the fur ones, they are so fun!
I was intimidated to try the fur pom pom. I’ve worked (sewed) fur fabric in the past and know it can be a challenge. But this was SOOOOO easy!
My yarn pom poms usually end up dying in the washer/dryer.
And I’ve made the crocheted faux fur pom pom, but it is way to heavy to use on top of a hat. I’ve seen some make the typical yarn pom pom with the faux fur and hope to try that soon to see if it’s a bit lighter (and pray it holds together better than normal yarn.
Glad you found this helpful! That is a good idea, I have thought about it myself. I hope it works out!
Can I use size 10 crochet cotton to make pom poms
Oh. Great. Scott. I LOVE THE FURRY YARN POM POM. I may have to buy some yarn. 😏 And make a hat. 😁 Thank you for posting this!!
Thank you! You are so welcome!!
Omg! I have so much weird faux yarn and NEVER thought to make poms with it! Such a simply brilliant idea! Thanks for the idea Beth!