Halloween pompom skulls sewyeah

There’s nothing remotely scary about these fluffy multicoloured skull pompoms. They make great Halloween decorations strung together into a garland, or you could hand them out as gifts to the visiting Trick or Treaters. Find out how to make them below …

 

You will need: 2 shades of wool – loveknitting.com have a lovely selection of yarns by a new brand Paintbox – their DK makes really lovely pompoms. A 7cm pompom maker, scissors.

 

Starting in the middle of a 7cm PomPom maker wind 5 wraps of pink wool to the right. Make sure the wraps lie flat next to each other rather than overlapping. Next wind 3 wraps back to the left – then 2 wraps to the right and 1 wrap back to the left – You want to build up a rough wedge shape which will become the nose. The picture below shows the maker from the top and you can see how the wool is wider towards the bottom than the top.

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Then wrap 8 wraps of white wool below the pink, try and wrap these close together only 2 or 3 wraps wide.

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Then repeat with the pink wool for 8 wraps.

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Wind the white wool for 50 wraps back and forth between the left hand side of the maker and just over the bridge of the nose.

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