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Rejoice Pom Pom Maker Giveaway + Tutorial

Rejoice, our easy-to-use pom pom maker is here! Pom poms are a great finishing touch and are one of the hot trends we've spotted for fall. Our new set includes four sizes, each in a bright color unique to its size. There's no end to what you can make with your pom poms, and we're sharing some of our favorite ideas here on our pinterest board.

Below is our easy photo tutorial to walk you through the steps from start to finish. We're also giving our readers a chance to win 1 of Knitter's Pride Rejoice Pom Pom Maker Sets this month (see contest details below). Thanks for joining us!

Place the two parts, one over the other as show in the image above; the side with the holes should be matched up to the side with the convex depressions. Begin to wrap yarn evenly from left to right on the first side.  TIP: It is helpful to count your wraps to ensure an even pom pom! 
Wrap other side as before. Cut yarn and bring each side together as pictured. You should be able to lock the pieces together with the latch on each side. 
Begin to cut the yarn from the outer circumference and continue all around(your scissors should fit in the space between the pieces, which acts as a guide).
Take a length of yarn to knot through the middle twice, pulling taut to secure the pom pom. Once it is secure, open the latch and remove the pom pom maker. Trim and shape the pompom by cutting extra bits of yarn with scissors.
Voila! You have successfully made your first pom pom! Shown above are pom poms in each of the four sizes available in the set using Manos del Uruguay Maxima yarn in color #2180 Clementine.


Win 1 of 3 Rejoice Pom Pom Maker Sets

3 lucky readers will be randomly-selected to win one of our new Rejoice Pom Pom Maker Sets this month. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post sharing your favorite pattern that uses pom poms! Be sure to also leave a way for us to contact you if you win (email address or Ravelry ID). Please, only one entry per person (note: comments are approved daily by our moderator and may not appear immediately upon posting).

We will announce our winners in our next blog post on Friday, September 27. Good luck! 

55 comments:

  1. I use pom-poms for little plushies that I might make. They're so cute, and I'd really love to have the pom-pom maker to help me out!

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  2. Grandmas Knitted Slippers! http://www.favecrafts.com/Knit-Socks-and-Slippers/Grandmas-Knitted-Slippers

    RavID - goblinqween

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  3. I MAKE POM-POMS FOR MY SLIPPERS AND THEY ARE NEVER EVEN. THIS WOULD MAKE IT SO MUCH EASIER....
    THANK YOU FOR THE CHANCE.
    kadair48@gmail.com

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  4. My favorite pattern is "Mega Cabled Scarf" by Marie Connolly.This is a quick project to knit and is made special by a good sized pom pom on each end.
    I have knit a Cranberry Red one for a Christmas present but haven't made the pom poms yet.
    It would be fantastic to win one of the Rejoice Pom Pom Maker sets...just what I need! Thank You.

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  5. I'm so Anonymous I did not Enter my Ravelry name which is MaidMarrion :)
    My favorite pattern I entered with is the Mega Cabled Scarf by Marie Connolly. Sorry for the error.

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  6. No hat's complete without a pom pom on top. : )
    wahoomerryf on Rav

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  7. My daughter loves making them and would love these!

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  8. I love making pom poms to make into little animals, add eyes and antennae, or on the top of a warm winter hat!! This looks like it would help by making them SO much easier to do! Rav id:
    bearybearco

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  9. I don't know that there's a pattern but I've made garland with pom poms for the christmas tree in red, white and green
    alcbrooks on Ravelry

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  10. I'll be knitting the Eachtraiocht hat, which has a pom pom and I'm sure there are others in my queue too. So nice; I could use one of these.

    StaceyKnitsIt ravelry

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  11. Pompoms and hats go together in my worldview. Alex Tinsley does some great hats with pompoms - my favorite is Kotiya, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kotiya.

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  12. Oooo! I'm so excited about these! I don't have a favorite pattern, but I was thinking of having my kids make pom pom book marks from my leftover yarn this year as Christmas gifts for their grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. These will be amazing for that. potaylor at hotmail.com

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  13. I'm a big fan of the basic ribbed hat in whatever odds and ends of bright colors lying about. With a giant Pom Pom. They're particularly adorable of children.

    tktl on Ravelry

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  14. I think a Paint Me A Sweater by Elena Nodel would look great with pom poms ♥

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  15. I love to put pom poms on several hats and booties. I especially like this pattern:

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-slouchy-pom-pom-beanie

    sisterrobinson on rav

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  16. I really like this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dove-3

    I think the pom pom really makes it!

    I'm vernalequinox on Ravelry.

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  17. If I were to win these, I think that I would have to make the Seamless pom-pom bag by by Catrina Baker, it's on Ravelry.
    On Rav, I'm cindylen.

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  18. My fave is the Ariosa Pom Pom hat! Thanks. Ravelry ID cbaird25

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  19. I love baby hats with pom poms on top! Especially the ones that have two!
    RavID: Knits--McGee

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  20. I love little animal pompoms like this post I just saw recently: http://blog.mrprintables.com/how-to-make-animal-pom-poms/ (asimplehomestd on Rav)

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  21. I love pom poms on hats for children. I really enjoyed knitting this pattern last winter: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Knitmybike/b14-28-hat-in-alpaca

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  22. I haven't tried it out yet, but I'd love to make Elena Nodel's 'Fancy Ribby Hat'. The pom pom maker would be awesome for it!

    iluvmygrlz at yahoo dot com or SittinKnitty on Ravelry

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  23. I don't have a favorite pattern to put poms on...I love adding poms to anything! Even my youngest just loves for me to add poms to anything I make and likes to "help" make them. He really wants me to make this http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0082B.html?noImages= pompom pillow for him. :)If I win this it would be a whole lot easier and faster.
    Sweeetpeaches on Ravelry

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  24. (trying to publish one more time) I don't have a favorite pattern to put poms on...I love adding poms to anything! Even my youngest just loves for me to add poms to anything I make and likes to "help" make them. He really wants me to make this http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L0082B.html?noImages= pompom pillow for him. :)If I win this it would be a whole lot easier and faster.
    Sweeetpeaches on Ravelry

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  25. What's a pair of knitted slippers without a pom pom! This would definitely be an upgrade from my piece of cardboard!!

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  26. I just made a baby hat, and put the cutest pom pom on top!... I love hats with pom poms!
    Jayellesea on Rav

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  27. Susan B Andersons Itty Bitty Giraffe. Just adorable!!

    knitschmidt on ravelry

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  28. Love pompoms for hats. 100creations on ravelry

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  29. I like the "I heart pompoms" hat, especially when you leave the top open for ponytails.

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  30. I haven't used pompoms yet but would love to try.

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  31. I usually only make them for hats... But my son LOVES ti play with them and pretends like they are little monsters! :)
    Email: lifeissweet.curioustiff@gmail.com

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  32. I want one to make a Jane Cobb hat!!

    rav - indiechixor

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  33. Just got requests from my kids for striped hats with Huge pompoms. :-) jennxpt on rav

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  34. Definitely on slippers, they are so cute. Honestly, I had no idea pom poms were made this way!

    wintersoup on Rav

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  35. I like putting pompoms on the ends of the braids and I-cords of earflaps, just to be different. They also make great cat toys if you tie them extra tight and don't cut the loops--this usually requires a doll needle and a careful hand.

    I'm Seward on Rav.

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  36. I find pompoms extremely difficult to make and wished I'd had a pompom maker when I made this bunny.

    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/CatsMousehold/happy-bunny

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  37. OMG I love Pom Poms!!!!

    Dutchgirl63 on Rav

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  38. I love adding them to the WWII watch cap pattern, it makes adds a little fun when you're making them for little girls!

    Rav ID- Hillydilly

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  39. I like the Pom Pom Peds pattern on ravelry (my rav name is desertgreen). I also like things with a lot of texture and would like to make a scarf with little pom poms in unexpected places.

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  40. pom poms go on the cunning hats (think Serenity/Firefly)

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  41. My husband wants me to make him a "boyfriend" hat, but apparently it HAS to have a pom pom!

    Noisybabe007 on Ravelry :-)

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  42. I absolutely love pom poms on baby hats - I think they are adorable!
    Knitnik on Rav

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  43. These pompom makers beat using cardboard any day

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  44. Put them on slippers!! (cuzinit@bell.net)

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  45. This is such a great idea.. I do Pom Poms for baby hats

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  46. I would love to try these, as I've always used the big yarn wasting way of wrapping around a piece of cardboard and then trimming, trimming, trimming to get a round shape. These look fool-proof and easy.

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  47. These look so much easier than the current products on the market! Can't wait to try them!!!

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  48. I have been making pom poms for baby items and also for cat toys...my puppies eat all other cat toys but leave the pompoms alone....I have been using cardboard circles....

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  49. I make lots of (immediate gratification) hats and find that they look more finished with a pom pom on top, especially for children, and contrasting pom poms are good for stashbusting too.

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  50. I make charity hats for kids and always add pom poms. They are sometimes contrasting and sometimes not, but always give a more finished look. Great for stashbusting and immediate gratification.

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  51. slipped2 ravelry id26 September 2013 at 08:59

    I make charity hats with pom poms for instant gratification.

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  52. I haven't used a pom pom on a knitted project yet but I am making my boys hats for Christmas and it would add the cutest touch!

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  53. I love using pompoms for knit ankle socks!

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  54. I like to put pom poms on baby hats

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