I know - I say everything's easy. My Mom used to laugh at me when I said that, but now she's so into crocheting she knows it's true.
Anyway - one of my earlier projects was this multi-colored crochet jacket which I LOVE. It's as warm as a coat as I worked it in mohair and lined it too. It's so colorful that I decided it needed a fun edging to stay with the theme.
Here's how to work the crochet twisted tassel edging...
You'll need to know how to work chain and single crochet, also double crochet and slip stitch.
You'll be joining a tassel to every 1st and 3rd single crochet then working 2 slip stitches, so that's a pattern repeat of 5 stitches. This way your tassels will hang and swing nicely and not bunch up.
If you find that they are still too close when using a thicker yarn - slip stitch an extra stitch in between tassels and see how that looks.
So - there you have it - it's the 2 double crochets in each chain that cause the twist. It's a really fun edging for when you're feeling frivolous!
This crochet twisted tassel edging works best in a smooth yarn. The tassels work out nice and even and twist well when there are no slubs or bumps in the yarn.
I decided the mohair that I used for the jacket I made was too hairy and wasn't heavy enough so I chose an aran weight acrylic as my border yarn.
Choose a yarn that suits your project. These tassels would look great in a variegated cotton or maybe a silk blend.
Use a couple as a hair decoration by attaching them to a barrette or pony tail holder. You could even make earrings out of one or more twists using stranded cross stitch cotton or wire.
Use one at each end of a drawstring waist so you'll never lose the ends down the holes again! Try putting them on the ends of ties at the neck of a cape or at the bottom of earflaps on a kids' hat.
...or how about working them down one front edge of a lacy wrap, then push them through the lace holes to help hold it closed instead of buttons.
Why not let me know what you make via my contact me form and you can get a picture and mention on the site.
Have you tried the crochet rope edging - aka Crab Stitch?