How to Add Fringe

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.

How to Add Fringe

All you need is your knitted/crocheted piece, yarn, a crochet hook, and your scissors…

How to Add Fringe

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),

How to Add Fringe

Next, as shown below, make a “bundle” of yarn by winding a bit (I usually lay mine out on the table like this):

How to Add Fringe

Then give it a trim,

How to Add Fringe

Then, insert your crochet hook into the stitch or space,

How to Add Fringe

And hook the bundle loops onto it,

How to Add Fringe

Pull it up a bit to make a loop as shown below,

How to Add Fringe

Now wrap the tail part of the bundle as shown, and pull it through the loop!

How to Add Fringe

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:

Looking for more crochet tutorials? Check out my crochet tutorial library here!

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2 thoughts on “How to Add Fringe to Your Projects

  1. I love your scarves! I made 3 different ones for Christmas gifts! Thank you!! . I added fringe to one and I used my quilting ruler to trim the ends. Zipped across it with my rotary cutter. I actually had someone ask me how I got it so even. I thought I was cheating but now I think it's a good way to trim up the fringe!! I put the scarf on my cutting mat and took time to arrange the fringe going in one direction, put the ruler over the fringe (in my case I made it 6" long) and cut the uneven ends off all one length in one swoop..

  2. Over Christmas break I made several infinity scarves from a couple of your patterns. I wanted to add fringe to both the inner and outer edges. I used your method of attaching it. I fond that if I wound the yarn around the long edge of a credit card, the length of the fringe was perfect for the scarves.

    Thanks so much for sharing your designs.

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