Green, yellow, orange, and purple DIY yarn tassels

“The beauty of you is how you wear who you are.”

A tassel adds that little touch of fabulous to your project!

“Your tassels are so cute and perfect.  You might consider doing a tassel tutorial on how you make yours because I know that others will want to recreate them just as they are pictured!”

When I was looking through my notes from the testers who had worked on the Plush Pineapple Pillow Cover, the above statement was in one of their questionnaires. I thought it was so sweet of her to say that, because I had even included in the pattern notes that there were plenty of tassel tutorials out there, but she chose to recommend that I do one! I made the tassels in this picture with Yarn Bee Soft Secret and this yarn makes great tassels! They come out so smooth and drapey with just the right amount of sheen. The yarn used in the picture tutorial below is Bernat Maker Home Dec. It is a chunkier yarn, so it is easier to see what the steps are in the pictures. So, without further ado, let’s make some tassels so you can start adding them…

…to all the things!

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Use a piece of cardboard that measures 6” x 3”.  Mine was the leftover from something I purchased at Hobby Lobby!
Wind the yarn around the length of the cardboard piece 30 times.  Cut the working yarn from the ball.
Close up of how to thread a piece of yarn under loops to form a tassel
Cut a new strand 12” long and thread it through the top section of strands.
Tie it off with a surgeon’s knot.
Pull tight.
Tie a 2nd surgeon’s knot.
Trim the ends.
Fold the trimmed ends so that the knot is sandwiched between them.
Knot should not be visible from the top.
Cut a new strand of yarn 12” long and wrap it around the tassel 1” from the top.
Wrap it around once.
Wrap it a 2nd time.
Tie it off with a surgeon’s knot.
Tie a 2nd surgeon’s knot.
Thread the ends behind the knot.
Trim the ends.
Tassel is complete!

If this tassel tutorial helped you, please share it! I would love to see your work! You can tag me on Instagram and Facebook @theplushpineapple. Use the tag #theplushpineapple.

“Much love, sunshine, and pineapples”


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Sarah is the maker and designer behind A Plush Pineapple. She is a wife of thirteen years to her college sweetheart and momma to two awesome kiddos. When she is not crocheting, designing, or blogging, you can probably find her soaking up the sun or eating seafood. Her goal as a designer is that love, sunshine, and pineapples make their way into the hearts and homes of all who make her designs.