Crochet Fringe | How to Add Fringe to any Project!

Feb 14, 2023 | Tutorials

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.

I also have a complete full video tutorial available as well which you can find below at the bottom of this post or you can watch it on YouTube.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get notified whenever I post a new video.

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Add fringe to these free crochet patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:

1. Mountain Trail Tweed Poncho free crochet pattern

2. Painted Desert Scarf free crochet pattern

Crochet Fringe Instructions

Add Fringe Photo Tutorial

Add Fringe Photo Tutorial

Supplies:

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
Yarn
Sturdy cardboard cut into desired size

Add Fringe Tutorial

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.

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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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

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