Courtesy of Red Heart®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 30 Minutes
How to Make Cheerleading Pom Poms
Make these pom poms for your favorite little cheerleader, or for the whole spirit squad. Choose from popular team colors for custom pom poms to cheer on your team.
Wrap yarn for the shaker
Cut a length of yarn 18" (45.5 cm) long for tie. Wrap 1 skien of yarn around the length of 12" (30.5 cm) cardboard. Cut one end. Tie length of yarn around center of strands very tightly, wrapping around many times before knotting.
Braid & knot handle
Wrap yarn from second skein around the length of 18" (45.5 cm) cardboard 21 times. Cut one end. Tie these strands with an overhand knot tightly around the center of the shaker at the tie. Separate the strands into 3 even hanks and braid hanks very tightly. Carefully tie ends into a tight overhand knot.
Trim & comb
Trim end of handle; comb out and trim pom pom strands evenly.