How-to: Pom-Pom Blanket

Create this fun DIY from the pages of HGTV Magazine.
Yellow blanket with DIY pom-poms.

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.

Photo by: David A. Land

David A. Land

By: Mandi Gubler
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Materials Needed:

  • extra thick yarn (about 5 skeins for 10 pom-poms)
  • 5-inch embroidery hoop
  • upholstery thread
  • sharp scissors

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

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