How-to: Pom-Pom Blanket
DIY Pom-Poms Add Pizzazz to Store-Bought Blanket
Grapefruit-size yarn pom-poms, which crafter Mandi Gubler made herself and attached to the corners, customize this lime green blanket from Target. Check out HGTV Magazine for detailed instructions on this project.
David A. Land
- extra thick yarn (about 5 skeins for 10 pom-poms)
- 5-inch embroidery hoop
- upholstery thread
- sharp scissors
Wrap extra-thick yarn vertically around a 5-inch embroidery hoop about 15 times. Tie a knot of upholstery thread around the center of the yarn.
Keeping wrapping yarn around the embroidery hoop—another 25 times—and tie a second knot of upholstery thread around it. Repeat another 25 times and tie a third knot of upholstery thread around the yarn.
Cut a 12-inch piece of yarn, wrap it around the upholstery thread and tie a knot on one end so most of the yarn is free on one side. You need this to attach the pom-pom to the blanket.
With sharp scissors, cut the yarn along the hoop. When the pom-pom is free, it will look acorn-shaped. Trim the top and bottom to make it round.
Attach the pom-pom to the blanket by threading the long piece of yarn through an opening in the weave. Loop the yarn under the center knot of the pom-pom, through the blanket once more, then tie securely at center knot to finish.
For the original step-by-step tutorial with pictures, visit vintagerevivals.com.