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How to Add Tassels to a Scarf

- 2 Ways -

There are a few different ways to embellish the edges of a knitting project, but tassels are one of the most popular - especially on scarves.

 

The video below demonstrates how to easily make your own decorative tassels out of yarn, and also how to attach them to the edge of your knitting.

There are 2 ways to do this; one way is to use a crochet hook to pull the tassel through your knitting, and the other way is to use a thread loop and yarn needle. It just depends what you have available to use.

In summary, a tassel is simply made from several equal lengths of yarn, which are then folded in the centre. Instead of measuring each strand out, a quicker way is to wrap yarn evenly around a rectangular container or piece of card, before then cutting the yarn along one side. Ta-dah! Equal lengths of yarn.

To then attach the tassels, you can:

a) push a crochet hook from back to front through your knitting where you want to position the tassel, hook onto the centre of the tassel and pull it partly through, put your thumb and index finger through the loop in the tassel, grab onto the tail end of the tassel, pull it through the loop, then tighten into a knot.

OR

b) wrap a short length of thread around the centre of the tassel strands, feed the thread tails into a plastic yarn needle, feed the needle through the knitting from front to back, pull the tassel partly through too, put your thumb and index finger through the loop in the tassel, grab onto the tail end of the tassel, pull it through the loop, then tighten into a knot.

 

I hope this has been useful to you :)

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