So you'll remember that I have recently taken up crochet again and started out with a very simple, beginner level ear warmer with a little crocheted flower.
So many of my lady relatives loved it! So I'm making a few for my cousins :)
Instead of a flower I wanted to add pom pom's. They are so sweet and look adorable! Plus, they are a lot quicker to make than a crocheted flower ;)
What you need for this DIY:
I used an old mailer box. Start off by cutting the box open and into a manageable rectangle.
Then measure the length of your template.
Note: Add one inch to the template for the size of pom pom you want. Eg; 4 inch template for a 3 inch in diameter pom pom.
Make a dot at the middle with the pencil.
Tie a piece of yarn to the pencil, measure two inches from the dot. Hold the end of the yarn down firmly at the dot with your finger. Then draw a half circle from end to end as shown in the diagram.
Then cut it out the half circle with scissors. Next cut a little "v" on the bottom at the dot.
Then cut a piece of yarn about 5 inches long and place horizontally along the bottom.
Then begin wrapping your yarn around the half circle. Like a lot. The more you wrap, the fuller your pom pom is.
Once the template is full of yarn, cut the yarn at the top along the curve. Sorry I forgot to take a picture at this step ;(
Then tie the long horizontal piece tightly in a knot.
Then "shape" the pom pom by cutting pieces that are a little longer than others.
Thread the knot string onto a needle and attach to your hat, etc.
All done and oh so cute :)