How-to: Pom-Pom Blanket
- 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.