Add fringe to crochet or knit projects

How to Add Fringe to Your Crochet (or Knit) Projects

Fringe is a beautiful final touch on so many projects! It works well on blankets, sweaters, bags, and so much more! Let me show you how to add fringe to your crochet or knit projects quickly and easily.

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I have used fringe a lot over the years on various projects . I have added it to home decor items, garments, accessories, and even toys!

Home Decor:
Close to Home Chunky Crochet Blanket
Plush Poms Bath Mat
Autumn Crunch Basket

Close to Home Chunky Crochet Blanket

Lyrical Maxi Vest
Boho Lace Vest (Adult and Child)

Lyrical Maxi Vest

Autumn Sky Wrap
Watercolor Cowl
Native Sun Square Bag
Lorelai Scarf
Pocket Full of Clouds

Autumn Sky Wrap

Artie the Giraffe
Polly and the Dolls
Rattle Buddies
Unicorn Ice Pop Holders

Unicorn Ice Pop Holders

As you can see by checking out the various designs, there are many uses for fringe and it can be executed in multiple ways.

You can use single strands to add thin fringe or you can use multiple strands to give it a tassel look. It can be added in the end of every row or spaced out with several rows between them. And your strands can be short or long, which changes the look and gives items a different feel.


Fringe can also be added using different methods. It can be added using what’s known as the larks head knot as shown on the Watercolor Cowl or it can be tied into an actual knot as shown on the Native Sun Square Bag.

Fringe can also be jazzed up with beads, as shown in the Pocket Full of Clouds Pouch or Autumn Crunch Basket, for added interest.

Autumn Crunch Basket

Here’s how to add fringe to crochet or knit projects:

Larks Head Knot:
Fold your string(s) in half, feed loop through the stitch or row end, bring loose tails through the loop, and pull on the tails to tighten.

Feed tail(s) through stitch or row end to the halfway point of the strand(s), then tie into a knot around the stitch/row end. I prefer double knots when using this method to give it a noticeable “bump”.

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