Quick Craft: 2 Minute Yarn Tassel

How to make a yarn tassel - mypoppet.com.au

Yarn tassels are a fun and easy way to add a finishing touch to knitting and crochet projects. They are super quick to make, and look great on the corners of throws and shawls, on hats instead of a pom pom, or on the ends of belts and ties.

I’ve just recently finished a crocheted poncho for Emma with a 70’s vibe (will share the full pattern soon), and I thought a couple of tassels would make it look extra groovy! These only took me a couple of minutes each to make with the left over yarn scraps from the project, well worth the effort I think.

If you haven’t tried making a yarn tassel before, have a go. I’ve laid out some simple instructions below.

How to make an easy Yarn Tassel

tassel making supplies

You will need:

  • Yarn scraps
  • Postcard or cardboard as wide as the desired length of tassel
  • Scissors
  • Crochet hook or tapestry needle (not pictured)
  • Wooden bead (optional)

How to:

How to make an easy yarn tassel for crochet or knitting projects

1/ Wrap yarn around the width of your cardboard. The more you wrap the fuller your tassel will be. I’ve wrapped around 12 times.

2/ Tie a length of yarn to the top with a knot.

3/ Cut the bottom loops of the wrapped yarn and remove cardboard.

4/ Tie a short length of yarn around the top third of the tassel.

How to make a tassel - mypoppet.com.au

5/ Now thread the loose ends from your tie yarn in step 4 into the body of the tassel by pulling it through with a crochet hook, or using a tapestry needle to weave it in.

6/ Thread wooden beads through the top length of yarn if desired and attach to project. The wooden beads are handy for hiding yarn ends.

How to make a yarn tassel - mypoppet.com.au

Can’t wait to share Emma’s poncho with you, we went out on the weekend and I managed to get the cutest photos of her. All will be revealed soon.

Have fun making your tassels!

How to make tassels from yarn scraps - mypoppet.com.au


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