Fringe & Tas­sels

Creative Knitting - - BLOSSOMS OF COLOR -

Sin­gle-Knot­ted Fringe

Step 1: Cut equal lengths of yarn twice the length of the de­sired fin­ished fringe. Step 2: In­sert a cro­chet hook from back to front into the last row or edge of fin­ished work. Fold cut yarn in half and pull cen­ter of fold through to back. Step 3: Take both ends and bring them through the loop; pull tightly, re­fer­ring to Photo 35.

Re­peat across the en­tire edge evenly to com­plete the fringe as shown in Photo 36.

Trim even.

Sin­gle Tas­sel

Step 1: Wrap yarn around a piece of card­board the length of de­sired fin­ished tas­sel. Step 2: Thread a yarn nee­dle with 12 inches of the same yarn and thread be­hind the loops on one side near the top. Tie that yarn tightly around the loops on the top edge. Cut across the bot­tom edge to make a bunch of strands that are gath­ered in the cen­ter as in Photo 37. Step 3: Make a slip knot and slide it over the top of the folded tas­sel. Tie tightly and con­tinue to wind around the tas­sel as de­sired. Cut the yarn and thread it back onto the nee­dle. In­sert the nee­dle through the wraps and pull tightly out through the bot­tom. Cut to the length of other tas­sel fringes. Step 4: Use the top tails to tie and se­cure to fab­ric, as shown in Photo 38, and the com­pleted edge in Photo 39.

Looped Fringe

Step 1: With the wrong side of the fab­ric fac­ing you and work­ing right to left with a cro­chet hook, at­tach yarn from wrong side at the edge or last row with a slip stitch, chain 1 to se­cure. Step 2: In­sert the hook into the next stitch and bring the yarn over a piece of card­board the height of the de­sired fringe. Pull a loop through two loops on hook. Step 3: Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. Step 4: In­sert the hook into the same stitch and bring the yarn over the card­board again. Pull a loop through two loops on hook. Step 5: Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Re­fer to Photo 40, and con­tinue Steps 2–5 evenly across the edge, work­ing into each stitch. See Photo 41 for com­pleted edge.

Photo 35

Photo 36

Photo 40

Photo 37

Photo 38

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