How to Add Fringe or Tassels Using a Crochet HookBy Claire Ortega – 3 Comments
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Decide how long and how thick you would want your fringe to be. Keep in mind that the thickness of your yarn plays a role in how the tassels will look.
Cut up lengths of yarn–they should be about twice as long as your intended tassel, plus a half-inch allowance or more. If you’re unsure, it’s better to err on the safe side and cut longer pieces (you can always snip off the extra length later). Bunched together, the pieces of yarn should be half as thick as your intended tassel.
Gather the lengths of yarn together and fold them in half.
Insert hook into stitch or space where you want to place the tassel or fringe.
Insert your hook into the middle of the folded-up lengths of yarn (like you would do to a loop when crocheting).
Pull up all the pieces of yarn through the stitch or space.
At this point we’ll be making something like a chain, but a whole lot thicker! Wrap the other side of the yarn pieces around your hook and pull everything through the loop.
One tassel made! Make it neater by pulling on the ends of the fringe and making sure the knot looks even and neat.