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Cozy Up with a Pom Pom Blanket

Do you follow Annie @zevyjoy on instagram? If not, you might want to. Her photos are bright, soft, cozy and full of glorious neutral texture.

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About once per week, she tags me as the source when questioned about where she found the pom pom blanket that pops up in many of her photos (a very sweet and unnecessary thing to do. I appreciate the mention!).

Pom Blanket by Zevy Joy / DIY at jones design company

I did post a simple tutorial a little over a year ago about how to make a pom pom blanket. This is the tutorial that Annie used and I’ll share it again today just in case you missed it. If you’re in search of a doable project to work on this winter that turns out very cozy and stylish and looks fantastic strewn about on a chair, a bed, a big sofa bed, any surface in your house, this pom pom blanket is the right choice.

pom pom blanket tutorial / jones design company

The best part about this project is that you don’t have to have any crafty skills to do it. Just find a blanket you love, some coordinating yarn, a pom pom maker and you’re set.

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// SUPPLIES //

blanket – look for a throw that has plainly hemmed edges. I made one with a gray throw  from IKEA (seen here), the teal geometric is from Target (no longer available). A cableknit throw like this would be great, or this plaid one would be cute, too.

yarn – I took the blanket in with me to the craft store and found the yarn that matched best. The teal was harder to match than the gray, but I ended up finding this nice Martha Stewart yarn and it was on sale (yay!). You’ll need lots of pom poms which means lots of yarn. I used almost two whole rolls (spools? skeins? I’m not sure what you call them) for one blanket.

pom pom maker – there are many methods for making pom poms, but this little tool makes it super easy and keeps them uniform in size and shape.

scissors, needle, thread

STEP ONE / make pom poms (about 30-40 for one blanket)

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Start by wrapping yarn round and round on one end of the pom maker. When full, move over to the second side and wrap. Close and trim the end of the yarn.

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Now cut down the center of the pom pom maker (make sure you keep both ends closed)

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Cut a small piece of yarn and wrap tightly (as tight as you can) around the center to hold pom pom together. Pull both sides of the pom maker apart and fluff the pom pom.

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Trim any uneven ends.

Keep going until you have a pretty stack of yarn pom poms (about 30-40 per blanket).

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STEP TWO / attach pom poms to edge of blanket

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Start by spacing the pom poms out evenly and deciding how close you want them to be. Then, using a needle and coordinating thread, stitch through the center of the pom and sew onto hem of the blanket. Be generous with your stitches to make sure the pom pom is secure. Continue for the rest of the blanket and then on the second end.

For about $25 and a few hours of pom pom making, you end up with this cozy, funky, super cute throw blanket.

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So there you go. One simple project to try and a delightful instagram account to follow.

*Top photos by Annie at zevyjoy.com

12 Responses to Cozy Up with a Pom Pom Blanket

  1. iHanna January 10, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    What a fun little craft project, thanks for sharing the pics – such lovely tutorial photos!

  2. Pamela January 8, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    I have always loved the Pom Pom throws too but was curious about washing them. Thanks for answering that. Maybe the best thing would be to somehow attach by clips so they can be detached for washing.

  3. Vickie January 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    Love this throw and will be making one for my new sofa. Just never knew there was a pom pom maker do I find this some where like Jo-Ann’s or Hobby Lobby ?

    • emily January 11, 2016 at 10:26 am #

      Yes, you can get pom pom makers at the craft store, or order on amazon :)

  4. Annie January 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

    Emily, this post showed up in my inbox today and when I read the first sentence I had to pinch myself! Thank you so much for the kind words/compliment. I followed you from nearly the beginning and I am humbled to be shared here. That blanket is one of the questions I get asked most about and I just have to point them to your great tutorial! Again, thanks for making my week and the constant inspiration/encourage your share through your heart! Have a wonderful weekend ~

  5. Debbie C January 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

    I love how fun and cozy this looks but how do you wash it? Do the Poms hold together when washed?

    • emily January 8, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

      I have not washed mine (should you wash throws often? If so, oops!). I am not sure the pom poms would hold up in a washing machine, so hand wash would probably be the best options.

  6. Whitney Shortt January 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    Ooo thanks for this tutorial! I do follow her and have certainly noticed the blanket!

    Whitney
    whitneydonae.com

  7. Ashlie January 8, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    Such a cute and personalized idea! Thanks for sharing! What size of pom-pom maker did you use?

    • emily January 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

      You could use any size. I did the medium, but big ones would be fun, too!

  8. hena tayeb January 8, 2016 at 11:40 am #

    that looks amazing.. such a great way to making a simple blanket look fancy.

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