Next to knitting, my favorite thing to do with yarn is pom-pom making! You can use them as cute decorations and embellishments for toys.

This simple fork method is great for making mini pom-poms. You’ll just need some yarn (I recommend worsted-weight yarn, such as Cascade 220), a fork, and some scissors. Let’s get started!

1. Cut a piece of yarn a few inches in length, and place it between the middle tines of the fork.

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2. Wrap the yarn about 30 times around the middle of the fork, making sure that the piece of yarn stays separate, between the tines.

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3. The the separate piece of yarn around the wrapped bunch.

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4. Slide the bunch off the fork, and tighten the knot around it. Making it as tight as possible, tie the bundle in a square knot.

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5. Cut the middles of all the resulting loops.

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6. Trim the ends all around until you have a cute round pom-pom. You’re done!

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Use mini pom-poms for a Deck the Walrus hat or a Generosi-tree topper!

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