I had heard of them, but had never used them and certainly had never made any. Well recently I had a friend add them to her baby shower list because she was doing cloth diapering...perfect time to try! I found this post from Petals to Picots on a few different ways to make them. Ok...seems like something I could do and I have the supplies on hand! WIN!
So here we go.
needle felting needle
crochet hook or yarn needle
I started off with some Fisherman's Wool and made little balls. I made mine bigger than a ping pong ball but not as big as a tennis ball.
Use your crochet hook to secure your ends inside the ball.
Take some of your roving and place it around the yarn ball and then use the needle felting needle to keep it in place.
I had plans to decorate mine further so I kept mine solid colored at this point.
Next we are going to put them in the hosiery. I used an old dress sock but only because the panty hose that I had was in too good of shape to ruin. Carefully place them in the hosiery and separate them by putting a knot in between each one and making sure that there aretightly in there.