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  1. Dorothy
    April 29, 2021 @ 10:34 am

    I’m looking for the pompom that looks like dreadlocks. I saw a pattern once that the yarn was wrapped around a knitting needle or a crochet hook then yarn pulled thru. Looks like a spiral Can’t find instructions again. Can you help?

    • Emily Wessel
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:12 pm

      Sorry – I don’t know what technique you’re thinking of! ~ Em

  2. David
    October 8, 2020 @ 8:21 am

    My pompom maker is the same style as the Clover one you show. When I use it, I always seem to get a pompom that’s slightly oblong. It’ll be tighter in the middle, and looser on the two “poles” that correspond to the edges of each half circle. Do you have any tips for avoiding that? And could you share a picture of one wrapped half before you close it, for reference?
    Thank you!

    • Emily Wessel
      October 12, 2020 @ 1:50 am

      I’ve not come across that problem – perhaps you are not wrapping the whole crescent the same thickness of yarn? Not sure. Also I tend to cut and shape my pompoms quite a bit after they come off the pompom maker.

  3. Siouxsie Stitches
    November 13, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    I usually make pompoms by wrapping the yarn around my hand (or a few fingers for smaller poms), but this looks much neater! Doesn’t look like you have to do much trimming either. I think you’ve converted me! :)

  4. kožené sedačky
    November 10, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

    Ahoj je Máš neuveriteľné práce. Buddem určite Digg juu
    a osibne navrhnúť, aby moji priatelia. Som,
    istý, tak je prospech z tohto wsbu .

  5. florapie
    October 20, 2014 @ 1:58 pm

    I’d be more inclined to say Emily avoids pom poms because they eat yarn! But that’s a pretty cool looking pom pom maker, and way more user-friendly than the cardboard ones. What kind is it?

    • alexaludeman
      November 4, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

      Clover. And it is my very favorite!

  6. Kesha
    October 20, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

    Thank you so much. Let’s talk about timely!! I have been starring at my purchased pom, pom maker completely baffled.

  7. knittedblissjc
    October 20, 2014 @ 8:14 am

    what a great tutorial, I have looked at pom pom makers before, but didn’t actually know how they worked (I feel a little dumb confessing that). now it looks so easy, I wnat to rush out and get a pom pom maker!

    • alexaludeman
      November 4, 2014 @ 10:31 pm

      Ha! I had the instructions kicking around for a really long time and had to refer to them constantly. It’s only through obsessive pom pom making that I can finally use it all by myself.

  8. Jenny
    October 20, 2014 @ 7:48 am

    I used to love making pom poms when I was a child. I used cardboard then, very low tech. I only heard about pom pom makers recently. What a wonderful world we live in :D

  9. viki
    October 20, 2014 @ 4:43 am

    A timely tutorial! I just bought a couple of these pom pom makers yesterday.

  10. Patricia Collins
    October 20, 2014 @ 1:04 am

    Why on earth add to all the plastic junk in the world when making pom-poms with scissors and cardboard is one of children’s favourite activities?

    • alexaludeman
      November 4, 2014 @ 10:32 pm

      I’ll be sure to switch over when my kiddies are old enough!