Pom-Pom Bookmarks

This pom-pom bookmark is one of my favorite gifts to give to my friends, especially the bookworms. It’s the perfect gift—there’s nothing better than a brand new book and a handmade gift all in one. This is a great quick project, and you can adjust the length, size, and grooming of your pom-poms to your tastes. Bye-bye, dog-eared corners!

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10 - 12 bookmarks

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Materials
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    Choose your color of yarn.
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    Make a pom-pom by wrapping your yarn around the pom-pom maker according to the directions on the package.
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    You will need to tie off your pom-pom using two pieces of string, both of which need to have long tails. I found it was easiest to cut both strings to about 22 inches. If you want the tail of your bookmark to be crocheted instead of braided, you'd add that at this point. Just crochet a chain the length you want for your bookmark, and leave a long yarn tail on it. Then use the yarn tail to tie off the pom-pom, and just skip the braiding step below.
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    Release your pom-pom from the maker.
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    Trim and groom your pom-pom until you’re happy with the length of its strings and the way it looks. Make sure not to cut off the long tails!
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    With the long tail strings, create a four-strand braid. If you don’t want to do the four-strand, you can also do a normal three-strand braid and double-up one of the strings. I left mine the full length (about 10 inches), but feel free to cut it off shorter if you prefer.
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    And you’re done—all you need now is a good book!
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