This crochet fringe tutorial will show you how to add fringe to any knit or crochet project including ponchos, scarves, blankets or really anything else begging for fringe!
Fringe is a decorative element attached to the ends of scarves, shawls, garments, home decor or blankets. Fringe that can then be twisted, knotted, or beaded. Fringe is a fantastic and easy way to finish off an edge without adding a fancy crochet border.
I will be showing you how to add a standard traditional type of fringe to any project with this tutorial. Perfect for a beginner, too.
Crochet Fringe Details
Fringe is such an easy and fun way to finish up so many different projects. And you can customize your fringe in so many different ways. Adjust the length of your fringe by increasing the length of your yarn pieces or adjust the width easily by adding additional yarn pieces to your fringe to make a full fringe.
The easiest way to make many individual pieces of yarn for your project is to decide how long you want your fringe to be and then cut out a piece of sturdy cardboard to that size. For example, if you want to have a 6″ finished length fringe, you would cut out a piece of cardboard that is 6″ in width. You will wrap the yarn around the cardboard and when cut the strands of yarn will be 12″ in length – double the width of your cardboard.
- If you would like to have the free Grapevine Blanket crochet pattern shown in the tutorial you can find it on my blog.
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Add fringe to these free crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:
Crochet Fringe Instructions
Large crochet hook — one that is large enough to pull all the yarn up and through but small enough to fit through the project.
Pair of Scissors
Sturdy cardboard cut into desired size
Cut a piece of sturdy cardboard to desired width. Remember, the size of the cardboard will be the length of the finished 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.
Don’t forget to cut the end of the yarn attached to the skein!
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