Tassel Tutorial

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love tassels! I hang them everywhere and I love adding tassels to finished crochet items whenever I can. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a basic tassel with any type of yarn.



 
How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad
 
How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

The first thing you’re going to need is a base color for you yarn. The yarn pictured here is a worsted cotton. I’ve also added an accent yarn for the wrap around the tassel.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

There are a lot of fancy tassel makers out there, but you don’t need any special tools. The only thing you’ll need is something to wrap your yarn around that is the length of the tassel you want. This tassel pictured was wrapped on the 4.25” section of this tassel maker.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

Wrap your yarn around around as many times as you’d like. The more you wrap, the wider and fatter your tassel will be.

I am wrapping 15x for each tassel that I’m making. It is important to keep track of how many times you’ve wrapped to recreate multiple tassels with the same look.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

Next, cut off a piece of yarn that is more than double the length of your tassel. Slip this yarn under your wrapped yarn and knot it a few times to secure.

This tie will become the yarn you use to attach your tassel to your finished project.

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Slide your yarn off and cut the loops open at the bottom.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

To create your wrap, we are going to use a wrap knot.

Hold yarn under thumb and create a loop as pictured. Wrap yarn around the back of your tassel, keeping the loop in place.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

Wrap the working end of yarn around the tassel as many times as you like. Again, keep track of how many wraps you complete. For this tutorial I wrapped 10x.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

Hold wrap tightly as you continue wrapping around the tassel.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

Thread the working end of yarn into the loop that was created.

Working end threaded through loop

Working end threaded through loop

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

Pull the bottom strand to tighten loop inside of wrap. This will hide the knot within the wrap making it invisible

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad
How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

Use a tapestry needle to sew your wrap ends within the tassel. Cut off any excess yarn from the wrap that is visible.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

Straighten out the strands of your tassel in preparation for trimming.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

Trim your tassel fringe.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

Now your tassel is ready to attach as fringe or use on its own.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

I’m attaching 11 tassels to my finished piece.

How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

For an easy finish, sew the ends of your ties down through the tassel and trim the ends - no ends to weave in here!

 
 
How to Make a Tassel - Tutorial - The Roving Nomad

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