How to Make Your Own Tassels. Enjoy this free video tutorial to DIY Tassels. Tassels and fringe are a fun way to finish scarves and other knitting projects. | Pattymac Knits

Have you ever wondered how to make your own tassels? Well wonder no more! Today’s story includes a video tutorial on how to add this fun, decorative element to your knitting or crochet projects.

Whether you call them tassels or whether you call them fringe, it all means the same thing. FUN!!! Maybe your big question right now is, this. How do I make my own tassels? And why do I even want to? Hold that thought, I’m about to show you!

Many times finishing our knits can be a little bit of a drag. Weaving in ends and blocking never tops the list of favorite things to do. It’s necessary, though it’s not exactly anyone’s top ten favorites list. Nobody I know anyway. This includes me.

Except……for this fun finisher.

Reader, meet tassels!! They are so much fun to make, and they really jazz up a scarf.

Tassels are easy to add to your project, and allow you to have some real fun with color.

If you you’ve been following along with knitting school, you’ve been here to make the My Magic Scarf Project, which is a basic neutral scarf. The second project in the series is the Polychromatic Scarf which uses a variegated yarn that introduced color changes without having to weave in a ton of ends. Today’s project is a preview of the next fun scarf project we’re going to make.

I call it Living on the Fringe. Kind of like living on the edge, only way safer. ‘Cause even though we are a Groovy bunch of Ladies, we are only going to get but so crazy. You know like making that Chamomile Tea as an iced tea and serving it shaken, not stirred. That kind of thing.

When making this scarf, I like to encourage people to get outside the color box.

Instead of using the same yarn as you used to make your scarf, try a contrasting color. I thought the apple green really played off the purple of the scarf.

For this project, I suggest using yarn that is the same weight and brand, but pick colors that are really different from one another. If you are a fan of color wheels, this is a great time to use one.

Now the big question. How do we add this fun fringe to a project? Check out my video below, and all will be revealed!

Tune in again next week for the full details on how you can knit this fun scarf! I’ll share all the pattern details with you then. In the meantime, knit a small swatch, and practice making tassels. I think you’ll enjoy the process.  This will give you an excuse to go back to the craft store and pick up a full set of crochet hooks. You’re going to want them anyway. You’d be surprised at how often knitters use crochet hooks.

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Author: Pattymac

Patty loves figuring out new ways to use pom poms, where to stash more yarn and is always wondering what to bake next...chocolate or lemon? When not dreaming up new things to knit (or bake), she loves riding her beach cruiser on the Boardwalk, escaping to mid week movie matinees, and planting new things in her container garden.