How To – Dia De Muerto Skull Pom Pom

How To – Dia De Muerto Skull Pom Pom

A perfect pompom to make for a Hallowe’en celebration. Although he’s not remotely scary.

Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Main

You Will Need:

  • DK-weight acrylic yarn in the following colours: white, black, turquoise, red, yellow, metallic gold, bright pink
  • 9cm (31⁄8 in) diameter pompom maker
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. For nose, wind 10 wraps of black in a wedge from centre towards RHE. Wind 10 wraps of white next to black. For teeth, wind 10 wraps of black and white parallel, 2 wraps wide.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step01
  2. For chin, at RHE of maker, wind 20 wraps of turquoise and red together in a wedge with widest part at edge of maker.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step02
  3. Wind 20 wraps of white between chin and teeth. Wind 30 wraps of white to left of nose. Wind 10 wraps of yellow over white towards LHE. Wind 10 wraps of white until even.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step03
  4. For eye sockets, wind 60 wraps of gold, starting a couple of wraps down from top of yellow, finishing a couple of wraps up from nose.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step04
  5. Wind 15 wraps of turquoise over gold, starting and finishing a couple of wraps in from edges of gold. Then wind 10 wraps of black in centre of turquoise.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step05
  6. Wind 15 wraps of turquoise over black, then wind 60 wraps of gold over turquoise.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step06
  7. To complete eye socket, wind 10 wraps of yellow over gold. At LHE of maker wind 12 wraps of bright pink and red leaving a gap to yellow. Fill gap with 10 wraps of white.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step07
  8. Fill maker with white. There is already more yarn at LHE of maker due to the eye sockets; this helps to give a natural skull shape.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step08
  9. To complete pompom, fill other half of maker with white. Complete and remove it from maker.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step09
  10. Trim the skull so it is naturally pointy towards chin, but bulbous at crown. Keep trimming until you are happy with the shape.Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Step10

The finished product:

Dia De Muertos Skull Pom Pom Main 2

Pompomania by Christine Leech (Quadrille, £10) Photography © Joanna Henderson

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