Fringe It! Easy How-Tos for Fringe

We’re seeing fringe in all the ready-to-wear and trend reports. Fringe gives garments and scarfs a fashionable Boho feel and it softens the modern edges of purchased home décor items. So I thought I would try adding fringe to a table runner and tank top. I used Red Heart Super Saver to make fringe on the inexpensive ramie table runner that had a loose weave to pull the yarn through. And then used Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10 along the neckline of a tank top.

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Here’s how to do the table runner fringe…

Materials: RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein 313 Aran, scissors, crochet hook (US D3 / 3.25mm or any size that fits through the fabric)
Prep work: Cut 12”-long strands of the Super Saver; 2 strands for each fringe across the ends.

Step 1: Fold two yarn strands in half. Insert hook from back to front and pull center of strands through to wrong side.
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Step 2: Take cut ends and insert through the loop. Pull ends to tighten knot.

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Repeat across both ends of runner, evenly spacing the fringes.

Step 3: To make double knot fringe, use 2 strands from one knot and 2 strands from the next knot and tie a second row of knots about ½-inch below first row (or desired distance from first row). Repeat across all fringes. Trim fringe evenly across.
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Here’s how to do the tank top fringe…

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Since the knit fabric is too dense to use a crochet hook directly into the fabric (and I was afraid it would make a runner in the fabric), a row of blanket stitches is done to knot the fringe into. This technique can be used on any fabric, like a scarf or pillow cover.

Materials: Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread Size 10: 1 ball 332 Hot Pink, scissors, embroidery needle with large eye, crochet hook (US D3 / 3.25mm or any size that accommodates the fringe)
Prep work: Cut 10”-long strands of the crochet thread; 4 strands for each fringe across the neckline area.

Step 1: With one strand of crochet thread, make blanket stitches along line where you want the fringe knots to be. Stitches shown are about ¼” wide.
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Step 2: Fold 4 strands of the cut thread in half. Insert crochet hook under the blanket stitch and pull center of strands through the stitch.

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Step 3: Take cut ends and insert through the loop. Pull ends to tighten knot.
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Repeat in each blanket stitch across. Trim fringe to desired length.