I love adding some embellishments on finished crochet projects. Especially when my shawls has a simple border pattern. I like to add a bit of drama, thus I usually add them with tassels.
I am going to show you how I do mine.
Tools and things needed:
- Yarn – especially scrap yarns
- Scissors- a sharp one
- Cardboard- this would be a template for the length of the tassel
- Tapestry needle- I prefer using the metal ones
- Wooden beads or any type of beads of your preference
The cardboard length should correspond to the length of the tassel you are going to make.
And depending on how big or how fluffy your tassel would be that also corresponds how many times you are going to wind your yarn over the cardboard.
For mine, I did wind over the cardboard 40 times.
Cut one end of the winded yarn on the side with the loose tail end.
Remove the cut yarns from the cardboard carefully to avoid tangles and laid them fat on the table.
Get a strand of yarns of about 6 inches and tie it on one corner of the shawl using the crochet hook.
Make knot once or twice on the middle section of the yarn to secure.
This time you can add your beads if it’s preferred. Thread the beads using the tapestry needle if it is possible for the needle to pass through.
Tie the bundle of yarns with the strand of yarn attached at the corner of the shawl. Tie it on the middle portion of the cut yarns. Tie it tightly and secure with a knot.
Cut the tied yarns leaving a quarter of an inch.
Fold the tied yarns in half and get another piece of yarn of about 4 or 5 inches to tie on the upper section of the yarn. Tie the yarn at half an inch below the topmost to create a head. Tie them tightly and secure with a knot.
Using the tapestry needle, tuck the loose ends of the yarns. Tuck it on the formed head of the tassel and pull the needle downward.
Using the scissors, trim the ends to even out.
And your tassel is done.
Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.