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Home : Patterns : Tassels
 

Free Craft Pattern: Tassels

Lion Brand® Lamé - Microspun
Pattern #: BK4K-0404001
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)

SIZE: Varies
One skein of Lamé makes three 6" tassels; approximately 15 minutes per tassel; Microspun and other Lamé colors are used for decoration in quantities of less than 6 feet. One skein of Microspun makes five or six 5" tassels, approximately 15 minutes per tassel; Lamé was used for decoration in quantity of less than 6 feet. Tassels are great for home décor and fashion!

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Lamé Tassel Microspun Tassel Lamé tassel is decorated with small quantities of other yarns, 'found' beads and small washers Tassel is made from Microspun and decorated with small quantities of Lamé
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Color (A)
Lamé

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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions

Color (B)
Microspun

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Microspun
Royal Blue Turquoise
Lamé
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
*Lame (Article #960). 65% rayon, 35% metalized polyester; package size: 0.67oz/19.00 gr. (75yds/67m) pull skeins
*Microspun (Article #910). 100% Micro-Fiber Acrylic; package size: 2.50oz/70.00 gr. (168yds/154m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  960-150 Lame Yarn: Silver
   ball
$ 1.99  
Discontinued, sorry!
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•  910-148 Microspun Yarn: Turquoise
   ball
$ 5.29  
Additional Materials
6" x 3" pieces of heavy cardboard (or foam core board)
 

Tassels

Lion Brand® Lamé - Microspun

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

INSTRUCTIONS (for one tassel)

1. Wrap yarn around 6" length of cardboard 25 times or until tassel is as thick as you want

2. Cut 24" length of yarn, fold it in half, and thread through top of tassel and tie tightly. Cut other end open to remove cardboard.

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Use a Twisted Cord to tie tassel: To create Twisted Cord, cut (2) 36" lengths of yarn; knot ends together. Hold knotted end in one hand, and with the other hand, twist yarn until taut. Carefully bring knotted and open ends together and allow yarn to twist around itself, pulling at bottom (center) to keep even. Knot all ends together at top.

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Create a braided cord with horsetail braiding, 3-strand flat braiding or 4-stranded round braiding. Horsetail braiding is shown on the Lamé tassel.

3. Bind the tassel at the top as shown at right. Use different colors of Lamé and Microspun for a decorative effect. You can also use other yarns -- even embroidery floss to get bright and attractive colors.

4. Use beads or small washers for decoration on the cord at the top.

5. Lamé has a natural tendency for the strands to separate. To separate the strands of the Microspun, use a comb and simply comb the tassel when done.

You can vary your tassels by using two colors. For a mixed effect, hold one strand of each color together when wrapping your tassel and only make half as many wraps. For a two-tone effect, make half the wraps with one color and the other half next to them with the second color.


 


 


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