Jessica Carey

Hey, everyone! I’m Jessica, the founder behind The Hook Nook, and I REALLY like to make pretty things. For the last several years I’ve gone from teaching myself to crochet, to selling my makes to friends and family, to opening an Etsy shop, to pattern designing and now I am so fortunate to have worked with some of the biggest brands and companies in the fiber industry from all around the world. You can now find my own The Hook Nook brand designer crochet hooks, yarn and craft accessories at in my online shop and at various retailers!

Woolicious Pom Garland DIY Project



I can’t even believe we are sitting at the end of January 2020.. how does time just move so quickly?! Lately everything is going 100mph and I’m doing all I can to keep up. I really wanted an easy and quick project to tap into being creative for a second, while also not committing myself to anything too large or complicated just yet. Can you relate?!

Over the last several weeks I had been prepping for a trade show and creating crochet samples of each of my new yarns and further fell in love with these fibers. The drape, the squish, the bounce.. literal perfection.

However, The Hook Nook Ginormous in Streets of Gold has been calling my name daily since I first laid eyes on it months ago and I knew I needed to make SOMETHING with it as soon as I could. So, I grabbed my The Hook Nook 5” Pom Pom Maker and a couple skeins of Ginormous, and wrapped my way into this cozy and textural Woolicious Pom Garland to add some personality around my home, and to get the therapeutic fibers gliding through my fingers. <3

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This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of Jessica Carey, designer of The Hook Nook. This post was sponsored by JOANN Stores but all ideas and opinions are my own.

Alright, alright… I know we all want to get started on our own Woolicious Pom Garland, a super quick and easy project to work up right to get that creative juice flowing again, or even as a go-to project for those times you just want to “unravel”. Ready?!

Let’s do this!

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Skill Level : easy

Materials : The Hook Nook 5” Pom Pom Maker

                  Hemp cord


Yarn : The Hook Nook Ginormous - Streets of gold (100% wool / jumbo, wt 7)


DIMENSIONS: 5” diameter per pom pom, can customize length by varying distance between pom poms, or creating more, or less, poms.


I created eight 5” pom poms for my garland which used two skeins of The Hook Nook Ginormous yarn.

Have you ever used a pom pom maker before? Scroll to the bottom of this post for a tutorial video on how to use them!

Ready, let’s get started!


Step one: Pull up one end of your pom pom maker and begin wrapping your yarn around the extended arm.

Step two: Once arm is full, place that arm closed and extend the opposite arm.

Step three: Wrap yarn around second arm until full, close arm. Trim working strand.

Step four: Cut along the indented center of the pom pom maker to create the pom’s fringe.

Step five: Using another piece of yarn, wrap around pom maker, into the indented center. Tie tightly to secure center of pom pom, leaving 6” tails (to tie onto hemp cord).

Step six: Create as many pom poms as you desire - I made eight.

Step seven: Tie pom poms onto a long strand of hemp cord and evenly space them from one another. Trim excess tie pieces.

Step eight: Throw that beautiful and fluffy garland anywhere you see fit!!!!

Ta da! Simple as that, you’ve got yourself a quick project to get your through those overwhelming moments in life, and leave you with something useful and beautiful that you can keep for yourself, or give to another. Don’t forget to get your hands on the latest The Hook Nook Collection products and yarn! I had so much fun designing everything with the help of my team (read about that here) and I hope you all love everything!

Don't forget to share your progress online and use hashtags #handmadewithjoann and #thehooknookers to share with our communities! Be sure to follow along with me on Instagram to see more fun inspiration and stay in the loop with what’s to come! Thank you to my friends at JOANN Stores for helping me create such a fun project!

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