How to add yarn pom poms to a cozy throw blanket.
Here is the throw blanket with pom poms added.
I got my inspiration to make the pom pom trim for a furry throw blanket when I saw this photo in an old Woman’s Day magazine from the late 60’s that I found at a thrift store. I don’t knit or know how to weave, but maybe in time for spring I can have one of my knitting friends make one for me – I will make the pom poms.
How to Make a Pom Pom Throw Blanket
This was a very easy project that I did while I watched a movie on TV. The pom pom throw blanket was on my lap keeping me all nice and warm while I worked on it.
How to Make a Pom Pom Using Yarn
I used 4 different colors of yarn.
1. Cut a piece of cardboard 3 1/2” square . Begin to make the pom pom by wrapping your yarn around the cardboard. I went around 30 times for each of my pom poms. If you are using only one color yarn you will have to wrap about 100 times to get a mondo size pop pom.
2. Once the yarn is wrapped around the cardboard, cut the ends. Carefully remove from the cardboard.
3. Lay the wrapped yarn on an 8-inch piece of yarn and then tie it tightly around the wrapped yarn. Make a double knot to secure. You may want to have someone hold their finger over the knot as you tie to make sure you tie the yarn on as tightly as you can.
4. Hold the 2 ends of the 8-inch piece of yarn that is wrapped around the pom pom in one hand and place one scissor tip into the loops and start cutting the loops open. Do not cut off the tied 8-inch piece of yarn, keep it long. You need these ends to tie the pom pom onto your throw. Once the loops are all open, give the pom pom a haircut with scissors shaping it into a nice round shape. You can make it small and dense or large and fluffy.
How to Tie the Pom Poms to the Edge of the Throw Blanket
I spaced the pom poms 6” apart.
Simply thread one of the end pieces from the 8-inch piece of yarn that is tied around the pom pom into a large eye needle.
Once the yarn is through the edge of the throw, remove the needle and tie the pom pom on using the other tied end. Make a few knots so you know it will be secure.
It truly brightens up the room and it so cozy and warm. <3