October 9, 2020
Spooky season is here and we just couldn’t resist making these fluffy pumpkin pom poms for Halloween! These fluffy decorations are really fun for both you and the little ones to make during the half-term holidays.
You Will Need:
How To Make:
Step 1: Release your pom pom maker.
Step 2: Tie the end of your green wool in the middle of 1 half of your pom pom maker.
Step 3: Wrap the green yarn around your pom pom maker 6 times. Tie off and trim the ends. Move your green wrap into the centre of the arch of the maker. This will be the stalk of your pumpkin!
Step 4: Tie your orange wool on the left hand side of your green wool and push the knot to the far left side of the maker.
Step 5: Wrap your orange wool until the left hand gap is filled with orange wool. Continue to wrap on the right hand side of the green wool.
Step 6: Wrap back across the orange layer. Do not wrap over the green wool.
Step 7: Wrap back across the orange layer for a third time. Do not wrap over the green wool.
Step 8: Cut your wool, tie off and trim the ends.
Step 9: Tie your black yarn in the middle of the orange wool on the right hand side.
Step 10: Wrap 10 times in this position, tie off and trim end. This will be the eyes of your pumpkin.
Step 11: Tie your orange yarn again and wrap over your orange, green and black sections until the arch of the pom pom maker is full.
Step 12: Once the arch of your pom pom maker is full, tie off and trim the ends of the orange wool.
Step 13: Tie your black yarn to the empty half of your pom pom maker. Make sure the yarn is tied on the outer side of the maker.
Step 14: Wrap your black yarn 6 times, tie off and trim ends. This will be the pumpkins nose.
Step 15: From your newest wrap, tie another length of black yarn about a third-way across the arch of the pom pom maker.
Step 16: Wrap your black yarn 5 times, keeping it as narrow as possible. This will be the mouth so try to make the wrap as thin and high as possible. Do not tie off or cut the black yarn.
Step 17: Tie the orange on to the maker and wrap 1 layer. Do not wrap over the mouth (first black section) but do wrap over the nose (second black section). This new orange wrap will help prop up the mouth.
Step 18: Wrap back over the nose with the orange wool and across to the other side of the maker, avoiding the mouth. Wrap another orange layer and you should see a small ‘dip’ form between the 2 orange layers where the mouth is. Do not tie off or cut the orange yarn.
Step 19: Wrap your black yarn 7 more times (mouth section), keeping your wrap narrow. Tie off and trim the ends.
Step 20: Wrap your orange wool again and continue to wrap until the arch of the pom pom maker is full.
Top-Tip: The tighter you wrap, the fluffier your pom pom will be!
Step 21: Cut your orange wool, tie off and trim the ends.
Step 22: Close the two halves of the maker together and fasten the clasp.
Step 23: Using sharp scissors, snip between the wraps using the groove of the pom pom maker to guide you. Complete this on both halves of your maker.
Step 24: Cut a length of black yarn. This will be used to hang your pom pom.
Step 25: Loop the black yarn all the way round the groove where you just cut the yarn. Tie a secure knot through the two halves of the maker and make sure to pull tight.
Step 26: Release the clasp of your pom pom maker and carefully remove it from your pom pom.
Step 27: Now for the fun bit! Start trimming your pom pom to even out the shape. Take your time and snipping small sections. As you’re making a pumpkin, try to keep the shape fairly wide. Avoid trimming the green wool at this point. Fluff and rearrange the strands as you go. Keep trimming and shaping your pom pom until you’re happy with the shape.
Step 28: Trim deeper into the pom pom around the edge of the green wool. This will make the stalk stick upwards more! Fluff up the eyes, nose and mouth as you trim these sections of the pom pom.
Step 29: Display your pumpkin pom pom in your home, ready for Halloween!