How to Make Tassels, PomPoms and Fringes

Do you want to add a fun and playful touch to your knitting or crochet projects? Tassels, pompoms and fringes are the perfect way to do just that! In this blog post, we'll show you how to make them. By hand and using a pompom maker tool. So, let’s get started! 


Making Tassels 

Step 1: Cut your yarn to the desired length for your tassel. This will depend on how long you want your tassel to be. A good way of making the strands is by wrapping yarn around a piece of cardboard and then cutting the yarn strands at one side of the cardboard.   

Step 2: Cut another piece of yarn about 6 inches long and tie it around the middle of the longer piece of yarn. 

Step 3: Take another piece of yarn and wrap it around the top of the tassel several times. Tie it tightly and trim off the excess. 

Step 4: Trim the bottom of the tassel so that all the strands are even. 

Step 5: Repeat this process to make as many tassels as you want. 


Making Pompoms  

This section explains how to make pompoms two ways, by hand and by using a pompom maker.


Method One: Making Pompoms by Hand  

Step 1: Cut two cardboard circles to the size you want your pompom to be. Cut a small circle in the middle of each one. 

Step 2: Hold the two circles together and start wrapping yarn around them, going through the middle circle. Keep wrapping until the circle is completely covered. 

Step 3: Cut around the outside of the circle, making sure to cut through all the layers of yarn. 

Step 4: Cut a piece of yarn and tie it tightly around the middle of the yarn bundle, between the two cardboard circles. 

Step 5: Remove the cardboard circles and trim the pompom so that it is even. 

Method Two: Making Pompoms Using a Pompom Maker Tool 

Step 1: Open up the two arms of the pompom maker tool and wrap yarn around one side until it is full. 

Step 2: Repeat on the other side of the tool. 

Step 3: Close the arms of the tool and use sharp scissors to cut through the yarn all the way around. 

Step 4: Cut a piece of yarn and tie it tightly around the middle of the pompom maker tool. 

Step 5: Open up the arms of the tool and remove the pompom. 

Step 6: Trim the pompom so that it is even. 


Making Fringes 

Step 1: Decide how long you would like the fringe to be and cut strands of yarn that are just over twice the desired length of the fringe.   

Top Tip: Rather than cutting individual strands (which can be time-consuming), wrap the yarn around a piece of cardboard that is the length of the fringe. Keep wrapping until you have the number of strands of yarn required and then cut the strands at one side of the cardboard.   

Step 2: Select five or six strands of yarn (the more strands you have, the thicker the fringe will be) and line them up on a flat surface. Fold the strands in half, forming a loop at the center. 

Step 3: Push a crochet hook through the piece of work where you want the first piece of the fringe to be – for instance next to the edge at the end of a scarf. Make sure to push the crochet hook through the back of the work to the front. 

Step 4: Catch the loop of yarn strands with the crochet hook and pull them through to the back of the work. 

Step 5: Thread all the yarn ends through the loop of strands at the back of the work and pull tightly.   

Step 6: Continue making the fringe until happy with the final effect. 


There you have it, a few fun and easy ways to add tassels, pompoms and fringes to your knitting projects. We hope you have fun making them and adding some extra flair to your work!