Ever wondered how to add fringe to your projects? Adding fringe to your projects is an easy and pretty way to add a little extra to scarves, blankets, shawls and more! It is also a great way to use up the last little bit of yarn left after you finish a project.
All you need is your knitted/crocheted piece, yarn, a crochet hook, and your scissors…
Begin by deciding how long you’d like your fringe. Some people measure it, but I usually just estimate it (you’ll trim it up later too),
Next, as shown below, make a “bundle” of yarn by winding a bit (I usually lay mine out on the table like this):
Then give it a trim,
Then, insert your crochet hook into the stitch or space,
And hook the bundle loops onto it,
Pull it up a bit to make a loop as shown below,
Now wrap the tail part of the bundle as shown, and pull it through the loop!
Gently tighten the knot, and you’re done.
Keep repeating across…
Until you get to the end.
To even everything up, give the fringe a nice “hair cut,” You can use a ruler to get a straight line, or simply eye it up if you prefer. You can give the fringe a little shake to straighten it all out. If you see some long pieces, trim as needed.
And the fringe is complete, repeat for the other side if making a scarf an be sure that they are about the same length on both sides. Happy stitching everyone!
Recognize the scarf from the tutorial? Get the free crochet pattern for the Mulberry Scarf here…
Watch this video to learn how to add fringe to your knitting and crochet projects too: