This tassel edging was created specifically for the Comfy Cotton Wrap pattern, which you can find HERE. However, you can use this technique for how to create tassel edging to add to other projects as well!
Scroll all the way down for the video instructions.
Any Sport Weight (Size 2) Yarn
US 6.0 mm/ Size J Crochet Hook
(sc) Single Crochet
(lp) Loop Stitch
The stitch counts in this pattern are specifically written for the Comfy Cotton Wrap Pattern. If you would like to modify the numbers, here is the formula I used:
[(# of stitches between loops + 1 for loop stitch) x # of tassels you want] + 1 = total # of stitches in row. So, for my project I have [(5 stitches between loops + 1 loop stitch) x 12 tassels] + 1 = 73 total stitches in the row.
Also, be sure that you choose an even number of tassels, since they are constructed in groups of 2.
Instructions for making tassels are not included in this tutorial. You can find instructions for that HERE.
Row 1: Attach sport weight yarn to short corner of project. Using your J hook (or whatever size you used for the rest of the project) ch 1. Sc in the same stitch and in each stitch along the short edge. (73)
Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Lp in the first stitch. (note: I made each of my loop stitches about an inch long) Sc in each of the next 5 stitches. *2 lp in the next stitch. Sc in each of the next 5 stitches.* Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. End with one lp in the last stitch of the row.
Make 24 tassels using the same yarn.
You can find a step-by-step photo tutorial of How to Make Tassels With Yarn here.
Use the top string of the first tassel to tie the first two loops of your loop stitches together.
Knot it and use a yarn needle to hide the yarn ends in the tassel. Repeat with each pair of loop stitches across the edging. (12 pairs. You should have 12 tassels left from the 24 to use on the second edge)
Repeat the edging on the other short end of the project.
Note: Be sure to start with the same side facing you as when you completed the first edge. This will ensure that the loop stitches are on the same side for both edges.