Fringe can be added to just about any project: afghans, scarves,
shawls, even the bottom of a sweater.
There are countless variations. It can be long or short. You can
add just a few strands or a thick bundle. Fringe sections can be
spaced close together or far apart. Use the same yarn you used in
the project or a contrasting color; you can use an entirely
different yarn as well. Or you can combine different yarns within
the same section. Strands can be even or you can make them
differing lengths, either within the same fringe section or
alternating sections. Experiment and have fun!
Here are some examples of
projects using fringe:
Some yarn frays quickly at the end when it's cut; some people like
how this looks and others don't. Eventually all fringe will fray
at the ends with wear to some degree. If you would like to
minimize this, you can either knot the ends of your fringe or
apply a fabric glue or seam sealer, such as Fray Check (a liquid
seam sealer used in sewing). Keep in mind that while this will
minimize fraying, there will be this glue-like substance on the
Here's how to make and attach
Cut lengths of yarn 1" longer than twice the desired length. The
number of pieces needed will vary depending upon many factors,
including the width of the piece, how many strands per section
you'll use and how far apart they will be spaced. It really
depends on your taste.
Evenly line up the desired number of strands for one section and
fold them in half. Insert a crochet hook from the wrong side to
the right side at the point you want the fringe. Grab the folded
yarn with the hook and pull it part way through to form a loop.
Make sure you pull through all the strands.
Pull the ends of the fringe through this loop with your fingers
or a hook. Even it out and pull tightly to knot it. Lay the
project flat and “comb” the fringe straight with your fingers.
Even up straggly ends with sharp scissors.
It's just that easy!