Pom Pom Pumpkin

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Creative Idea by Joy S.

Supplies:
Pumpkin Orange 4-ply yarn – Super Saver #30036307
White 4-ply yarn – Super Saver #77640573
Black 4-ply yarn – Super Saver #77640581
Spring Green 4-ply yarn – Super Saver #30060602

Tools:
Clover Pom Pom Maker #30064859
Sharp Scissors

Instructions:
Follow the Clover Pom Pom maker instructions for use. Use either size depending on how big you want your pumpkin.

Separate the two sides of the pom pom maker and work with one side for the front of the pumpkin. NOTE: In parentheses, analog clock numbers between 6 and 12 will give you a reference of where to wrap.

1. Separate the two sides of the pom pom maker and work with one side for the front of the pumpkin. NOTE: In parentheses, analog clock numbers between 6 and 12 will give you a reference of where to wrap. Start with a few wraps of black yarn (12- 15x) near the bottom of the semi-circle for the mouth (7:00). The more yarn you use, the bigger the mouth. Tie off yarn ends. Wrap the black yarn a little above at the 9:00 for the nose. Just wrap a few times (6-8x) Tie off ends of yarn.

2. Take the orange yarn and completely cover the semi-circle with multiple layers. Tie off yarn ends.

3. Take the black yarn and wrap at an angle slightly above the mid-point of the semi-circle for the eyes (10:00). Tie off yarn ends.

4. Take the orange yarn and completely cover the semi-circle with multiple layers covering the black yarn. Tie off yarn ends. The front face of the pumpkin is complete. Now, Take the other side of the pom pom maker and completely wrap with orange yarn. Wrap around until it is about the same size as the other side.

5. Bring the two ends together.

6. Carefully cut apart the yarn along the center on both ends.

7. Take a longer piece of orange yarn about 24” long, double up  and follow the manufacturer’s directions and slip the yarn through the holder to join the two sides of the pom poms together. Tie to secure. Later, the excess yarn can be used as the hanger for the pom pom.

8. Trim the yarn down to shape the pumpkin. As you trim, shape the mouth into a smile. Shape the nose and eyes into triangles, like a jack’o lantern.

9. Take three strands of green yarn about 15” long each.

10. Loop into a bow and take the loose orange strands and tie to the top of the pumpkin for “leaves” and trim the loose ends for “vines”.

11. Tie the loose ends of the orange yarn together for a hanger.

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