How to Make Tassels - A tutorial by Lullaby Lodge...

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Hello everyone, I have another tutorial to share with you today, we will be learning how to make tassels.  Tassels are so versatile and can be used for many craft projects not just knitting and crochet.  They add great finishing touches to scarves and shawls, can be used to decorate a whole host of clothing and homewares and made with some sparkly yarn make great Christmas decorations.



DVD case, card or tassel maker

I made these tassels by wrapping yarn around a DVD or game case, you could also use a Clover tassel maker.  This makes nice big poofy tassels, suitable for decorating scarves or shawls.  If you don't have a DVD case you can cut a piece of card to the size you would like your tassels.

Start by wrapping your yarn around the case or card.  The amount of wraps you do will determine how thick your tassels will be.  I made 100 wraps for these.

Using a darning needle and a long strand of yarn, insert under the wraps and slide up to the top.  

Secure firmly with a double knot.

Cut the strands at the bottom.

Taking another length of yarn, tie around the top with a double not.  Wrap yarn around a few times and using the darning needle hide your ends inside the tassel.

With remaining long ends securely sew to your project and hide ends inside the tassels.

I added mine to my Caron Cakes Shawl.  This knitting pattern is available to purchase from my Etsy Store.  A free version is also available here.  Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss more posts like this...


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What would you use your tassels for?  Let me know in the comments below...

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  1. What lovely tassels on your beautiful Caron cakes shawl!

    1. Thank you Sandra, I am looking forward to wearing it now...

  2. I forgot to say! I'm going to make a tassel to go over the decorated knob in my bookcase with glass doors!

    1. Oh how lovely, what kind of yarn do you plan on using?


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