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Monday, March 30, 2020

Tip: Pom Pom Makers

Pom poms are so popular now, and it's easy to see why: they make great embellishments to all sorts of crochet and knit projects.  My Clownie the Crochet Clown Doll project takes 5 pom poms, so I had to find something to make it easier to make poms!

But making a thick and fluffy pom pom is harder than it looks!  I've tried all sorts of gidgets and gadgets to achieve the perfect pom, and the closest I've gotten to creating a pom pom that I really like is with the Clover Pom Pom Maker Set ~Includes 4 Different Sizes! (Extra Small and Small Sizes)(I have no deal with Clover, I just think the company makes a great product, but I am including an affiliate link to the 4-size set on Amazon for your convenience and a small referral fee to me).  Here also are the large ones: CLOVER Pom-Pom Maker Large and the whole set of 7: Clover Pom Pom Maker Set ~Includes All 7 Different Sizes!

Like many times in crafting, you have to experiment with different tools and techniques to see what you like and get what you want! I've learned through experience that it's good to always count and keep track of how many times you wrap the yarn around whichever tool you choose so that, once you get what you like, you can continue to create consistent poms in the future.

The following video shows a variety of pom pom tools as well as the Clover one.  Please leave a comment if it would be helpful for me to do an actual pom pom making demonstration on any of the tools shown :-)

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