A tutorial on you how to make your own fringe! Fringe on garments is really on trend right now. I’ve seen fringe on almost everything from tops, ponchos, handbags, scarves, you name it. This is a tutorial on how I like to make fringe.
Pictured below is made with worsted weight yarn, and I used a hard back book to keep the strands the same length. You can use cardboard or anything you have laying around the house that is sturdy and about the right length you’re aiming for.
If your fringe is longer than you expected, you can cut it to the length you like. It’s better to start longer and cut it shorter. Fringe can be made with one strand of yarn or several strands held together and attached to your garment. When using more strands together it looks like a tassel. This example uses 20 strands of yarn held together, and measures 9 inches long, for each section of fringe. Here we go…
- Wrap yarn around book the specified number of times.
- Cut yarn at one end of the book.
- Match up strand ends and fold them in half to form a loop.
- Put index finger through loop with one hand.
- With the other hand, insert crochet hook from underneath your garment through the opening of where you want to place the fringe.
- Place loop on crochet hook, and pull it down through the opening (careful not to drop any yarn).
- Remove crochet hook, and put your thumb and index finger back inside the loop.
- Grab the yarn ends with your fingers and pull them through the loop.
- Gently pull the ends down until fringe is secured. This forms a knot at the top of the fringe.
- Adjust fringe and the knot as needed for desired look.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you will add some fringe to your items. Please share your tips on making your own fringe. Have a great day!