Have you ever finished a shawl, blanket, or wall hanging to realize something is missing? Yarn tassels are an easy, and fun way to finish off any crochet project. In this yarn tassel photo tutorial I will show you step-by-step how to make your own tassels.
In this tutorial, I use a super bulky weight yarn. These tassels finish my Pumpkin Spice Wall Hanging, so I kept the yarn weight uniform throughout the whole crochet project. This yarn tassel tutorial will work with any weight yarn.However, you may need to wrap the yarn around the book more times if you’re using a smaller weight yarn. Focus on how thick and fluffy you want your tassels to come out.
Yarn – Lion Brand Hometown USA, super bulky/category 6, (142g/5oz, 74m/81yds); approximately 15yds for two tassels
Book — 5″ wide, 1″ thick
Start by taking the yarn and wrapping it around the width of the book. Wrap it around about 20 times, and cut the yarn.
Next, cut a 12″ piece of yarn, and thread your tapestry needle. Slide it through the center of the yarn loops, and at the top of the tassel.
Tie a double knot, and gently slide the yarn off the book. This creates the top of the tassel. Keep these strands long. They will be used to tie the tassel onto the wall hanging.
Cut another 12″ piece of yarn, and wrap it around all the strands of yarn about 1.5″ from the top of the tassel. Tie a double knot. This will create the “neck” of the tassel.
Wrap the strands around the “neck”, thread through the center of the tassel, and pull tight. It’s okay if these strands are shorter than the others. They are hidden in the center and can be trimmed shorter if desired.
Find the bottom center of all the yarn loops. Slide the scissors at the bottom center, and cut across. Using your fingers, comb the ends of the tassel even. Grip the ends between your thumb and forefinger. Cut across evenly.
Repeat the steps to create as many tassels as you’d like!