Making tassels is great fun. In fact it is much more fun and much easier than making yarn pompoms and are just as pretty and just as perfect for any knitting or DIY project. I recently made a ton of yarn tassels for a nursery decoration and thought it’d be good to share a tutorial. I used left over yellow yarn as I had lots of it and the colour was perfect for the decoration I wanted. But you can go as creative as you want and mix a variety of colours. I will do another tutorial on how to mix yarns for colourful tassels. This craft project is also great to do with kids. You can do the scissors and hook part and let them do the rest.
Fold the cardboard in half. You will be wrapping the yarn along the height of the cardboard. Make sure that the cardboard is a little longer than the length you want your tassel to be. You will be doing some trimming at the end and you might end up with a tassel shorter than you wanted.
As you wrap the yarn around make sure you do so loosely.
Wrap as much or as little yarn depending on whether you want a thinner or thicker tassel. Cut the yarn.
Then cut another piece of yarn, about 12 inches long.
Insert the crochet hook between the cardboard sheets, like shown.
Attach the yarn piece at the head of the hook, as shown and pull under the wrapped yarn.
You will end up with this (in the picture) ! Then fasten securely and tie a knot. Insert the scissors between the other end of cardboard sheets and cut the yarn.
Your tassel is almost done! You can leave the tassel as it is, depending on the kind of project you are working on. Just give it a good trim and you are good to go.
Or you can do a little bit more to it. Cut another piece of yarn, probably 12 inches would be good as well.
And start wrapping it around one end of the tassel to make a little head (as I call it) and body of the tassel, (like shown).
Then to secure it, insert the crochet hook under the wrapped yarn.
Attach the thread to the head of the hook…
…. and pull under….
… then cut the long end.
And you are done!
I hope you enjoy this DIY craft as much as I do!