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Add Fringe to Any Project Step by Step Photo and Video Tutorial

This tutorial is to help you add fringe to any project — crochet or knit, poncho, scarf, blanket or anything else begging for fringe!  If you would like to have the pattern for the afghan shown in the tutorial you can find it here.

Add Fringe Photo Tutorial
Add Fringe Photo Tutorial

Materials needed:

Large crochet hook — one that is large enough to pull all the yarn up and through but small enough to fit through the project.

Scissors

Yarn

Sturdy cardboard cut into desired size

Add Fringe Tutorial
Add Fringe Tutorial

Cut a piece of sturdy cardboard to desired width.  Remember, the size of the cardboard will be the length of the fringe as the fringe is folded in half just as it is on the cardboard.

Begin wrapping yarn loosely around the cardboard.  Not too tight — it will be hard to get your scissors inserted between the cardboard and yarn to cut and it will pull the fibers of yarn and make your fringe shorter than you would like.

Cut a piece of sturdy cardboard to size desired
Using scissors cut yarn at the bottom
Using scissors cut yarn at the bottom of the piece of cardboard

Don’t forget to cut the end of the yarn attached to the skein!

Cut fringe
Cut fringe
Yarn ready to be added to project
Yarn ready to be added to project
Make sure ends are even
Make sure ends are even
Insert Crochet Hook into desired space in project
Insert Crochet Hook into desired space in project
Put yarn on crochet hook
Put yarn on crochet hook evenly half on either side
Pull yarn up in a loop through the project
Pull yarn up in a loop through the project
Open loop with fingers
Open loop with fingers
With fingers reach through loop and pull up fringe
With fingers reach through loop and pull up fringe
Pull fringe through
Pull fringe through
Start Tugging gently on fringe ends
Start tugging gently on fringe ends even out ends individually if necessary
Cut ends to even out
Cut ends to even out if desired — you have fringe!

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