Lesson: How to Make Tie Dye Pom Poms
Our favorite way to create funky multi-colored pom poms!
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"Tie Dye" pom poms is our term for colorful, haphazard pom poms! There are no rules when making them, but here is a fun & fool-proof formula to get you started!
Begin with one color of yarn. Pin it to your tool using your finger. The yarn will secure in place once you wrap around about two times.
Wrap a solid layer of your first color, making sure to end your wrapping on the inside of your tool nearest your hand.
Set the first color aside either by holding it off to the side or by cutting and tucking the tail under some of the wraps. Start your next layer the same way as Step One, but this time wrap two (or more!) colors at the same time!
Wrap a new layer of your color blend, remembering to wrap back towards the inside of your tool if you plan to set the finished colors aside without cutting, or else you can cut and tuck when you're done wrapping.
Continue on adding layers as you like! Here we switch back to a solid color.
Followed by a mix! If you've been setting aside the yarn colors, you can pull those colors back in as you want to use them! Just make sure your yarns don't get too tangled!
Continue wrapping layers, switching off between solids, color mixes, color blocks, anything you like!
Stop wrapping once you've achieved a plump yarn bundle. You can also count your revolutions as you go and stop once you get to your desired revolution count based on your pom pom size. You can find our revolution chart on our How to Make Pom Poms tutorial.
Cut and tuck all yarn strands that are connected to your yarn balls.
Voila! Your gorgeously colorful tie dye-inspired pom pom!
Continue experimenting with different color and pattern combos as you wrap your yarn layers! The joy of this pattern is that there are now rules, and the results are always FABULOUS!
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