Saturday, October 26, 2013

How to make a Pompom Necklace.... a great project to do with kids!

 Here is a pompom project for the weekend. It makes a fun necklace (particularly for kids but don't let that stop you from wearing it yourself) or a wonderful garland.
 A little bit of bosom for you..... actually, a very little bit.
Various yarn for making pompoms
Metallic silver 4ply thread/yarn
2.5 mm crochet hook

 First of all, make your pompoms - you can use my tutorial here but instead of using your whole hand, wind the yarn around two fingers for a smaller pompom. Start with at least five - or for a garland, twenty.
 Thread the pompoms onto your yarn. I have used metallic silver which gives it a bit of bling.
 You could of course stop at this stage but that would be too easy.
 Once threaded, push the pompoms down towards the yarn reel, leaving enough length to crochet a chain of 20. 
 Push the first pompom up close to the last chain and then...
 Making sure not to squash the pompom, grab the yarn from the other side with your crochet hook.
Bring the hook through the last chain and continue to chain 7 until the next pompom. If you are working on a garland, chain 20 between each pompom.
 Repeat with the following pompoms, leaving a chain of 7 between each one.

 Upon reaching the final pompom, chain another 20. 
 Tie ends together and then....
Put it around your neck and say, "Look at me, look at me".
Lots and lots of love,
Kate xxooxx.


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