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Tutorial – How I make a Tassel!

I needed to make a tassel for my Stella Slouch Hat Crochet Pattern and thought while I was at it, I would work up a tutorial on just how I went about accomplishing this! Now don’t forget to subscribe to this blog, for more great tutorials, free patterns, tip & tricks, and giveaways! 🙂

TASSEL TUTORIAL:
This tutorial results in an approx. 4-1/2” tassel length.
Supplies used:
1 how to make a tassel The Hooked Haberdasher

  • 5×7” piece of chipboard or cardboard (board).
  • one 10” piece of yarn.
  • One 18” piece of yarn.
  • one 36” piece of yarn.
  • 20 yds. yarn approximately

Method:
2 how to make a tassel The Hooked Haberdasher

  • Place 10” piece of yarn across board. Wrap yarn 50 times evenly around board.
  • Pull ends of 10” piece of yarn to the top of your wraps on the board. Tie a half-knot (right over left).
  • Gently slip all loops of yarn off board and pull 10” yarn tie tight, and finish the knot, left over right (boxed/square knot) to secure loops.
  • Rotate the 10” piece of knotted yarn to the underside of the loops (this hides the knot).
  • Take the 18” piece of yarn and make a small slip knot on one end (leaving as short a tail as possible).
  • Holding the tassel like a bunch of flowers in your hand, take the 18” piece of yarn with the slip knot and run the untied end through the slip knot and pull tight (adjust your “bulb” to your liking).
  • Tightly wrap your 18” piece of yarn around bulb, covering the first row where the slip knot and short end is, and continuing until you have approximately 4” unused. Knot the 4” tail to the row above, trim, and then tuck the knot under the rows above to hide the knot.
  • Cut the bottom loops as evenly as possible. Trim the whole bottom edge of the tassel evenly to the length you desire.

3 how to make a tassel The Hooked Haberdasher

TWISTED ROPE:
4 how to make a tassel The Hooked Haberdasher
To make the twisted rope to hang your tassel, take the 36” piece of yarn and fold in half. Place ends between your thumb and first finger of your left hand and the other ends between your thumb and first finger of your right hand. Keeping the yarn taut, twist the two pieces of yarn together with whichever hand is most comfortable for you into a very tight twist (you know you’ve twisted enough when the yarn starts to twist onto itself). Pinch both ends of twisted yarn between thumb and first finger in the hand of your choice. Allow the yarn to twist onto itself now, gently pulling with the “empty” hand to smooth out the twist. Tie a knot to secure the side with the loose ends. For a visual on this technique, watch this short YouTube tutorial from Theresa of Crochet Geek right here

The results are PERFECT!

The Stella Slouch Hat by The Hooked Haberdasher

I hope you enjoyed this Tutorial on “How I make a Tassel”!

♥ ~ Wendy

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About thehookedhaberdasher

I was blessed with two dear Grandmothers who were wonderfully gifted and loved all the arts of handcrafting. At their knee, a wee little blonde girl learned the fine art of crochet under their wise and talented tutelage. Now that little girl has grown up and enjoys a lifestyle that affords me the time to put hooks, yummy yarns and fibers back into my hands, returning to the joy and fun of the art of handcrafted crochet. I am awed by the talent and creative patterns of modern new designers, but still enjoy the beauty of vintage patterns as well. My mind and hands are never idle, designing and handcrafting stylishly beautiful, practical, cozy, comfy, sweet and cute wearables and loveables for old and young alike. As a very detail oriented artist, I design and crochet with love, embracing the virtues bequested to me by those two beautiful Grandmothers.

Posted on February 24, 2015, in CROCHET TIP, on sale, PATTERNS, tutorial, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice! and I REALLY like that tam to which it is attached!

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    • thehookedhaberdasher1

      Thank YOU! Teehee, Carol… since my tutorial on the tassel is what I used on the Tam, just thought I would throw that one in there to show off the tassel and promote the pattern which is on sale through this friday! 🙂

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