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Tutorial: Pom-Pom Package Topper

It’s no secret that WeCrochet loves pom-poms! In this article, learn how I make my quick pom-pom package topper.

Making a pom-pom package topper with yarn: a top-down view of hands tying fur yarn around a mint green package

Finishing a crochet project is a great feeling. Not only am I happy to have another finished project but I am excited to gift it as well. When wrapping my crochet gift, I make a pom-pom package topper to pull the package all together.


Supplies needed: A package, a ball of yarn, and scissors

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How to Make a Pom-Pom Package Topper

Start with a wrapped gift. Your gift can be any size or shape. My favorite way is wrapping with tissue paper.

Hands cutting a 12" piece of fur yarn to tie the pom pom

For this tutorial I will be using scrap yarn from the project that I wrapped up and my fingers. You could use a pom-pom maker if you prefer but I like the quickness of using my fingers.

First I start by cutting a length of yarn that will be used to tie my pom-pom together. I tend to make this about 4-6 inches.

A top-down shot of hands wrapping fur yarn around 3 fingers to make a pom-pom

Next I will begin wrapping the yarn around your fingers. Depending on the number of wraps and the number of fingers that you wrap around will change the size of your finished pom-pom.

Wrapping fur yarn around your hand to make a DIY pom-pom

Typically I wrap between 20-30 times.

Hands trimming a handmade pom-pom made of fur yarn

Cut your yarn when you have wrapped your desired amount.

Hands tying a handmade pom-pom made of fur yarn

Lay your wraps on top of your first cut strand of yarn and tie a knot to cinch the pom-pom together.

Hands cutting a handmade pom pom made from fur yarn

With a sharp scissors cut the loops on both ends of your pom-pom. Trim the ends of your tie to match the ends of the other strands. Now is when you would trim up the pom-pom to make it more round if you like.

Making a pom-pom package topper with yarn: a top-down view of the process of tying fur yarn around a mint green package

To attach the pom-pom to the package, take the same yarn and wrap it around the package at least one time. Tie a knot in the yarn at the top of your package, DO NOT cut the yarn yet.

Making a pom-pom package topper with yarn: a top-down view of hands tying fur yarn around a mint green package

Lay your pom-pom on top of the package and tie with the yarn tales. Cut the ends to match the length of the pom-pom.

Making a pom-pom package topper with yarn: a top-down view of a mint green package with a fur pom pom tied around it

Now you are ready to use this great pom-pom topper on any package, handmade or not!

Making a pom-pom package topper with yarn: a top-down view of a mint green package with a fur pom pom tied around it

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WeCrochet Podcast Episode 25 – Bright Pink Yarn Machine
Photo from April Gopwani of OTH Crochet Nook

With Thanksgiving over and done, we have moved on to the part of the fall that gets erased and just becomes everyone’s default winter. Our crafting queues are now full of fun projects that will brighten our homes for the holidays and beyond. In this episode of the WeCrochet Podcast, we’re talking about our holiday crafting lists, what to do with pom-poms, and interviewing a yarnpreneur and crocheter about her yarn vending machines.

First, Sara and Heather check in about crocheting for the holidays and what does or does not constitute a good crochet gift for kids or other members of the family. Find our their favorite cold-weather yarn picks and whether they are pro pom-pom. 

Next, Katelyn joins Heather to talk all about pom-poms: how to attach a removable pom-pom to a hat, and how to use pom-poms in your holiday decor and beyond. Pom-poms are fun and easy way to use up yarn and add some whimsy to a project. They can also be used to engage your kiddos in a craft project.

Heather and Sara briefly discuss Crochet Foundry, a group of crochet designers dedicated to creating beautiful crochet garment patterns for women of all sizes. WeCrochet now offers kits for making the most popular Crochet Foundry designs.

Photo from The Philadelphia Inquirer, photo by HEATHER KHALIFA / Staff Photographer
ID: Emani holds up a skein of yarn with her Bright Pink Machine behind her

Finally, Heather interviews Emani Outterbridge, an entrepreneur who has launched her own yarn line as well as the world’s first yarn vending machines. Emani’s yarn line, Needles, offers unique colors in 8 Ply Worsted Weight 100% Acrylic yarn as well as cotton t-shirt yarn. You won’t be able to find these color combinations anywhere else. If you’re in Philadelphia, you can get this unique yarn at one of her bright pink yarn vending machines. Outside of Philly, you can connect with her on Instagram where she says she “always on”. 

Listen, rate, review and share this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get podcasts!

Mentioned in This Episode:
Heather’s Stocking project – Color Pop Stockings 
City Tweed
Pom-pom ornaments
How to attach pom-pom
Faux fur pom poms
wecrochet magazine issue 5
Pom-pom maker
Crochet Foundry 
Double Espresso Cardigan  
Macchiato sweater 
Emani on Instagram @Emani.milan
Shop Emani’s Designs and Yarn at www.maniwear.com

0:00 Sara and Heather Check in
5:11 Heather and Katelyn talk pom-poms
15:02 Crochet Foundry
17:42 Interview with Emani.Milan
33:28 Credits

This episode’s featured photo of the pom-pom tree is by April Gopwani, and you can find a tutorial for making that tree at http://www.othcrochetnook.ca/2020/12/diy-pom-pom-holiday-tree.html