DIY Chunky Tassel Blanket
Winter was made for warm blankets and large books, but if you’re like me, I have my blankets around all year round. So why not be in style? The DIY chunky tassel blanket doesn’t require lots and is very simple and easy. Starting out I would like to say that you will need a blanket for this project, now it’s your choice if you would like to make your own, or buy a finished piece. I actually got lucky and asked my mom to knit me one for Christmas.
Continue for step by step instructions for your DIY chunky tassel blanket:
- 1 Blanket
- Piece of cardboard (7×6)
- Matching Yarn (The one I used; approx 812 yds; was more than enough)
Take your yarn and wrap around the cardboard. Make sure the yarn is not too tight or too loose.
Continue wrapping the yarn around until you reached the desired thickness. For chunky tassels like mine, wrap around about 100 times.
After the final wrap; cut the yarn at the bottom of your cardboard.
Cut a new piece of yarn about 5 inches long, and tuck it under the wrapped yarn, pull it to the very top
Tie a loose knot.
Now cut the wrapped yarn at the opposite end of the knot
After you cut all the way through, tighten the loose knot on top.
Cut another piece of yarn this time about 7 inches and wrap it around the top end of the tassel. Tuck in the yarn so it will blend with the rest of the tassel.
Tighten the top string a couple more times, and straighten the bottom of the tassel, by cutting the excess yarn.
I made about 7 tassels per end, ranging about 6 inches apart when attached.
To connect the tassel you can either pull the top string through the knitted blanket and cut off the excess or attached it with a needle and thread.
Now snuggle up and enjoy your blanket.