Tutorial: Colourful pom-poms

Today I’m launching the first day of my #10daysofpoms Instagram photo challenge and I’m so excited! I’m going to tell you the truth: I’m actually writing this tutorial on the 2nd January as I’m terrified of getting in over my head with this – I have so much stuff planned – but it’s better to be prepared, right?

In this photo tutorial I’m going to show you how to make a colourful pom-pom with cheeky patches of colour on a neutral, white base. Of course, you can use any colours you like for your own pom, but I love the combination of neutrals and brights. That’s just my thing! How about black and white mixed together? Dalmatian pom!

You will need:

  • A small amount (less than 20g each) of dk weight yarn in five different colours;
  • A pom-pom maker in any size (I chose M);
  • Sharp scissors (I use small nail scissors to cut the yarn and larger household scissors to trim).


Fold out one arm of the pom-pom maker and using your first colour, wrap three or four layers of yarn.

Repeat the same thing with two other colours until you have wrapped yarn over the entire arm.

Using the fourth colour, wrap a few layers over this layer until the pom-pom is almost completed.

Finally, using the fifth colour, wrap this yarn over the previous layer two or three times making a thin layer of colour.

Repeat the previous steps on the opposite arm. Cut your pom and tie as usual. Trim until you make a nice rounded sphere. You’re done!

If you want to get involved yourself, head on over to my Instagram feed (@emmaknitty) and download the photo challenge prompts from my highlights panel. Let me know if you’re taking part as I’d love to check out your contributions!

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