Fringe & Tassels
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.
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.
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.