How to make a yarn tassel

When you’re a DIYer, nothing is more satisfying than finding clever ways to add personality to everyday items like bags, blankets, or vacation packages (this is the season). One of our favorite ways to spice up drab items a bit? Yarn tassels!

As part of the GH Stitch Club’s goal of teaching craft lovers the joy of crocheting, knitting, macramé and more, we share a simple step-by-step guide on how to make a wool tassel The video above is less than four minutes long and explains exactly how to embellish all sorts of items with a simple yarn tassel.

And the best part is that it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to make this fun project a reality. Only four basic supplies are needed, and you may already have some at home. In addition to the video tutorial, please follow the instructions written below for more details on the process.

How to make a yarn tassel

how to make a yarn tassel, woman's hand holding a gray tassel

What do you need:

  • Thread
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • pet hair brush (or any brush)

Step 1: Cut your cardboard.

how to make a yarn tassel, woman holding a rectangular cardboard

Cut the piece of cardboard into a rectangle. Make sure it is the desired length of your tassel.

Step 2: Wrap the thread.

how to make a yarn tassel, hand holding pink scissors and cardboard with gray yarn

Wrap your yarn around the top of your cardboard. Keep wrapping until you have the desired thickness for your tassel. Cut off the end when you’re done.

Step 3: Secure the tassel.

how to make a yarn tassel, woman's hands knotting the top of a gray tassel on cardboard

Cut a small piece of yarn from the ball and tuck it under the tassel. Tie it in a knot at the top to keep everything secure.

Advice: Make sure your knot is tight so nothing comes undone.

Step 4: Remove the cardboard.

how to make a yarn tassel, woman's hands cutting cardboard yarn

Cut the bottom threads so that the tassel is no longer attached to the cardboard.

Step 5: Tie another knot.

how to make a tassel of yarn, a woman's hands tie a knot in a gray tassel

Take another piece of yarn from the ball. Wrap it around the tassel about an inch down and tie a knot.

Step 6: Fluff up the ends and cut.

how to make a yarn tassel, woman's hands brushing a gray tassel

After trimming the ends, use a pet hair brush (or whatever brush you have on hand) to fluff up the fibers. Depending on the thread you use, the results will be different. If you prefer, do a final trim for a cleaner look.

Advice: We are using rover yarn: a thick, bulky yarn that is not twisted or folded.

This content is imported from OpenWeb. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you can find more information on their website.

Leave a Comment