Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Twisted Crochet Fringe Tutorial



I have always loved home decor trims and fringes, because of their rich look.  I have been researching them recently, and wanted to try to emulate this look in crochet.  I discovered this technique for making fringe, and I think it has a lot of possibilities.  The look of it can be changed by using a different thickness of yarn, using a variegated yarn, and by including beads.  

The following is a step by step tutorial on how to create this fringe.

1.  Make a chain the desired length of fringe.


2.  Insert hook in first ridge on underside of chain, then wrap yarn around hook and pull up a loop that is 5" (13cm) long.  I use an index card, so I will get the same measurement every time.




3.  Remove the index card and put the hook back in the loop, then turn the hook clockwise 20 times.



4.  Next fold the twisted loop in half and let it twist back on itself.



5.  Slip stitch back into same ridge.


6.  Repeat these instructions in each of the remaining ridges.




Below is a close up of a 2 color version with the beginning chain in 1 color, and the first row in another. This is the back side of the work.  I like the way these 2 colors blend on this side, so I decided to make it the right side of the work for this fringe.


To add beads to this trim, thread beads onto yarn before beginning.  After twisting every other loop, and before slip stitching back into the same ridge, pull a bead down all the way to the trim edge, then make the slip stitch back in to the same ridge, enclosing the bead in the stitch.



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21 comments:

  1. Great tutorial! Thanks a lot!

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  2. So simple and effective! Thank you.

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  3. Thank you for your comment, Fatima!

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  4. Thanks, Shelby! I'll have to play around with this. I'm thinking it will make fun doll hair ...

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  5. I would love to see your doll hair Bonnie P!

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  6. Wow...great step by step tutorial. I'm going to have to try this.

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  7. Thank you, AudreyO. Happy crocheting:-)

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  8. Absolutely Love This!!! Thanks so much!!

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  9. Thank you so much ElisabethAndree, and Rene&#39!

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  10. Just what I was looking for!!!! Thanks a lot!

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  11. I love this! Just getting back into crochet, and so excited to see all the new possibilities that have come about.

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  12. Love this fringe. So many things I could utilize this in. I am on a knitting kick (though I'm much better at crochet), and this could make very cute edging as we all know crochet does nicer edgings! Thanks!

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  13. Thank you ELENA, Shirley, Desperate Houselife!

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  14. soooo nice!!! gotta try this!!! thank you for sharing!!

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  15. Very cool - thanks for sharing!!

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  16. Thank you for showing how to do this!

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  17. This is absolutley brilliant! I pinned it to a crochet techniques board I keep on Pinterest (same username)

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