Make Wool and the Gang’s Pom-Pom Key Ring (DIY Tutorial)

by , 12/08/15   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion

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MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Yarn scraps, the more colors the better (we used Wool and the Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool and Jersey Be Good)
  • Cord or tassel-end findings (find similar styles here)

  • Two 2-inch cardboard circles (for a small pom-pom)
  • Two 3.5-inch cardboard circles (for a larger pom-pom)

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STEP ONE

Begin by wrapping your Crazy Sexy Wool scraps around the cardboard circles. Here’s what a two-tone pom -pom looks like before you cut into the yarn.

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Here is what a mixed pom-pom looks like before you cut into the yarn:

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STEP TWO

Next, take your scissors and cut through the yarn between the two pieces of card, making your way around the the edge of the circle.

Now it’s time to bring your Jersey Be Good scraps in to the mix. Cut a 23-inch length and tie it around your pom-pom between the cardboard circles. Make sure you tie it nice and tight—you don’t want your pom-pom falling apart further down the line!

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STEP THREE

Now it’s time to make the braid. Cut a second, 20-inch length of Jersey Be Good and lay this over the top of the first strand to make a cross. Follow the next few pictures to get braiding.

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STEP FOUR

Keep repeating these three steps until your braid measures 4 inches, then trim the ends so that the ends are approximately 0.5-inch long.

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STEP FIVE

To secure two pom-poms, hold the strands together, thread a sewing needle with a short length of Jersey Be Good, and sew through the braids.

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STEP SIX

Remove your needle, wrap your yarn around the braids, and secure them with a knot.

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STEP SEVEN

Now insert this into the tassel-end and secure with a screw in each of the holes.

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STEP EIGHT

Ta da! Your pom-pom king ring is complete!

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OPTIONAL STEP

Dangle your key ring from a bag or clutch. Looking for the one pictured above? You can buy a kit with all the supplies you need to make one yourself or purchase a ready-to-made version from Wool and the Gang’s global community of makers.

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