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Tasseled Fleece Blanket

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Super Saver®, 1 skein each: Pale Plum, Pale Periwinkle, Aruba Sea
  • Stiff cardboard 8" (20 cm) wide to make tassels
  • Fleece fabric, cut to 40" x 60" (101.6 x 152 cm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing needle & thread to match fleece
  • Red Heart® Super Saver® available in solid color 7 oz (198 g), 364 yds (333 m); prints, multis and heathers 5 oz (141 g), 236 yds (215 m); flecks 5 oz (141 g), 260 yds (238 m) skeins

DIRECTIONS:

    • NOTE:
    • Photographed blanket has 18 tassels; 9 at each short end.
    • Use yarn from the outside of the skein (not as a pull skein) so that tassel strands will be straighter.

    • Throw measures 40" x 60" (101.6 x 152 cm) without tassels

    • TASSEL (make 6 with each color):
    • Cut two 16” (40.6 cm) pieces of yarn and lay them across top of cardboard; these will be used to tie top of tassel.
    • Wrap yarn around cardboard 90 times.

    • Diagram 1
    • Using the 16" (40.6 cm) ties, knot tightly. Cut tassel at opposite end. Allow ties to become part of the tassel strands below.

    • Diagram 2
    • Cut a 2 yd (182.8 cm)) length for wrapping the neck of the tassel. Wrap around tassel 12 times and knot ends together.

    • Diagram 3
    • Thread wrap ends into yarn needle and insert into middle of tassel to hide the ends. Knot can be slipped under the wraps to hide it.

    • Diagram 4
    • Measure 6" (15 cm) down from top of tassel and trim lower ends evenly.

    • Diagram 5

    • FINISHING: Mark placement of 9 tassels along 40" (101.6 cm) end of fleece; mark every 5" (12.7 cm).
    • Using needle and thread, sew tassel at each mark and corners, alternating colors.
    • Repeat at other end of fleece.


    Diagram 1

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