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Pom Pom Dolls

Supplies

Jiffy Yarn:
 1 ball (skin)    
 1 ball (hair)
 1 ball (clothing
Pom-Pom Tree    
Craft glue

Instructions

Head
Wrap yarn (A) generously around prongs 1 and 5 [4 ¼"] of The Pompom Tree (Prong 1 is at the top; Prong 8 is at the bottom.) Tie tightly in the middle with a 16" length of yarn, leaving its ends intact. Slide yarn off the tree, and cut all loops, forming a full pom-pom.

Hands
In same way, use Prongs 1 and 2 [1 ¼"] of The Pompom Tree. Use a 9" length of yarn (A) to tie, and leave ends intact.

Feet
In same way, use Prongs 1 and 3 [2 ¼"]. Use a 9" length of yarn (A) to tie, leaving the ends intact.

Body & Arms
Make a tassel body of (C) by wrapping yarn generously around Prongs 1 and 8 [7 ¼"] of The Pompom Tree. Tie just below Prong 1 [if using cardboard, carefully slide off and tie just below top]. Slide off tree and cut all loops, forming a tassel. Separate 24 strands of yarn on each side of body tassel. Divide these into 3 sections of 8 strands, and braid neatly, creating arms. Tie the end of each braid tightly, and trim ends.

Legs
Layout 30 strands of yarn (C) , 2\' long. Double them over, making 60 strands, l\' long. Tie tightly just below the doubled-over point, leaving a loop above the tie-off. Cut the loops at the bottom of the bunch, creating a very long tassel. Divide yarn into 3 sections of 20 strands each, and braid. Tie at bottom of braid and trim ends. Repeat for second leg.

Hair
Make hair from yarn (B), using style of your choice:

A. Braids
Layout 15" of yarn (B) to desired thickness. Tie in middle. Cut all loops, and braid. Secure ends of braids with the yarn that you used for the doll\'s body, tying in a simple bow.

B. Hair with bangs
Make a tassel of (B) using Prongs 1 and 8 [7 ¼"] on The Pompom Tree. Tie just below Prong 1, slide off the tree, and cut loops. The short end of the tassel will be the doll\'s bangs.

C. Bobbed hairdo
Wrap yarn (B) on Prongs 1 and 8 of The Pompom Tree. Tie in center to form a "part," slide off, and cut loops. To add mini pigtails, separate 4 or 5 strands of yarn on each side of the "part," and tie with bows of the same yarn used for the body.

ASSEMBLY
Attach head to top of body Wrap the long tying ends of the head pompom under the doll\'s arms, criss-cross in the back, and wrap them back over the arms and tie tightly at the front of doll\'s neck. Dab craft glue under head to further secure. Attach legs to body With the doll on its back, lift half the skirt strands, revealing the inside of the tassel. Place the legs as close to the neck as possible and dab with craft glue to secure in place. Thread several strands of the tassel through the loops at the top of each leg, and tie tightly. Replace the skirt strands, and tie the whole body tightly with a sash, using 10 strands of yarn, making sure legs are bound securely. Tie sash in a bow at back of doll.

Attach hands and feet Wrap the tying ends of each pompom tightly around each wrist or ankle, trimming ends to the length of the rest of the pompom. Add a dab of glue if necessary to conceal the braid-end with the pompom. Attach hair to head. Place craft glue on underside of hairdo and press gently into top of pompom head. Allow to dry fully. Use scraps of yarn to create eyes, a mouth, etc.

3 oz/135 yd balls

Here is another version of Yarn Dolls

This craft is reprinted courtesy of Lion Brand Yarns.

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3 thoughts on “Pom Pom Dolls”

  1. Julie says:

    What is a Pom Pom Tree? Thanks!

    • Betty Bose says:

      Thank you for your inquiry. A pom pom tree is an item that is sold by Lion Brand Yarns for making pom poms. You can go to their website to order or just make your pom poms the old fashioned way.

  2. sharealldoll says:

    I wish there was a video on how to make them.

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