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Determine the width of your blanket and measure the length of your first row of yarn. My blanket measured seven feet by seven feet which required ten balls of yarn. You might want to make one smaller!
It’s easiest to make this on a flat surface. Once you have measured your width, pull the yarn above the row and lay it flat in the other direction.
Pull the top loop through the bottom loop. Make sure not to twist the yarn. This is all you need to do to knit the blanket!
Continue each row. Be sure to make sure you don’t skip any loops. I would check about every few feet just to be sure. I also liked to lay out the yarn so the loops were flat each time I started a new row.
Continue looping until you reach your desired size.
To bind off, place the already knitted loop that is closest to the edge through the loop next to it. Continue all the way across.
To make the pom poms select the desired size of the pom pom maker.
Open up the pom pom maker.
Open the pompom maker and wrap the yarn around the base three times on each side.
Close the base and repeat on the other side. Close the pom pom maker completely.
Cut the yarn along the outside of the round base. You should follow the ridge with your scissors to get an even cut.
Using another piece of yarn, loop it through the cut area and pull it tight and knot it. Be sure to leave a long enough strand on each side to tie the pom pom to your blanket.
Open up the pompom maker and pull out the pompom.
With a pair of sharp scissors cut the threads to ensure they are all even.
If you want a more full pom pom than the ones I made, just wrap the yarn more than three times on each side.
I measured the ends and determined the distance I needed to have the pom poms spaced equally. Then I tied them. I used ten pom poms on each end of the blanket.
This is the easiest project ever and I love how it turned out!
Hint: JOANN has some great videos on their site that help me learn how to make this easy blanket.
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