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Make these cute heart pompoms for Valentine's Day

8 Feb 2018 |




Love Heart Pompom

A love heart pompom is the perfect gift for a loved one. When making the ‘heart inside’ pompom, keep picturing the shape of a heart as you wind the yarn and you will nd it easier to build up the heart shape within the pompom.


DK-weight acrylic yarn in the following colours: light blue, dark blue, red

7cm (2 3⁄4 in) diameter 

Pompom maker




Make a pompom in the usual way. Complete and remove from maker, but do not trim it into a round.

Holding yarn tails in one hand, trim pompom into a conical shape to make bottom point of heart.

Cut a V-shaped groove in centre of upper half to make the top of heart.

Trim each side into a heart shape. Start at side then work round from front to back, trimming little bits.


When trimming, to make a neater heart shape, keep brushing the yarn in di erent directions and trim where necessary. 


To Make a Heart Inside a Pompom

For V shape, wind 12 wraps of blue, working one third in towards LHE. Make sure each strand lies at and does not overlap.


Wind 8 wraps to right, then wind 6 wraps to left to build a wedge with widest part at LHE. Repeat this four times.


Wind 20 wraps of red, overlapping rst 4 wraps of blue and working towards RHE, nishing one quarter in from RHE.


Wind 10 wraps of red back to left, starting 2 wraps in from previous layer. Then wind 50 wraps back and forth decreasing width of area to build a wedge with widest part at top.


Wind 60 wraps of blue back and forth starting in centre and working to RHE, lling right side of maker evenly. Wind 100 wraps of blue to ll entire maker. To nish, ll other half of maker with blue.


Complete and remove from maker. Trim pompom into a neat round. Keep trimming until you are happy with the shape. The harder you trim, the clearer the heart shape becomes.

Pompomani: How to make over 20 cute and characterful pompoms by Christine Leech is available here