Hi! Tassels have been on trend for some time now and by the looks of some of today’s fashion magazines, they are still going strong for Spring and Summer, 2017. Cool, so let’s get to making this very fabulous Felt Tassel Necklace.
Felt squares of assorted colors that you like. I decided on 7 different colors: light pink, lavendar, hot pink, fuscia, dark turquoise, burnt gold, and cream.
Gold leather cord
Chain for necklace
Gold Glitter Ribbon
“G” crochet hook
I made four tassels of each color but ended up using less than the four I made in each color as I assembled the necklace. It was a matter of seeing which color tassels needed to be included as part of the whole for me, I hope that makes sense. Anyways, I stored the leftover tassels for other cute and quick makes, like keychains, zipper purse pulls, or earrings, etc.
Okay, onward. First you need to cut strips of felt that measure 4×1 inches. And fringe them by cuting into them, as shown in picture.
Then cut some twine for the tassel loop, about 1 1/2 inches.
Make oval with cut twine. Place a dot of glue at top edge of your fringed felt strip and place twine loop in place.
Roll tightly and secure end with craft glue .
Make four of each color. Once you make them all, set aside to dry completely before continuing. I also went back and made the fringes narrower with scissors.
Next, attach strips of ribbon to the top of each tassel with craft glue. This part was a bit messy. So, please pardon my glue tipped fingertips.
Set aside and let dry completely.
As they dry, grab a “G” hook … I know, I know, we’re going to crochet… Exciting! I can barely contain my hooky enthusiasm … yet, I must for the sake of finishing this craft.
With the gold leather cord, make a loop on your hook.
Single crochet in and around adding the chain for 3 chain stitches until chain and cord are incorporated. You will begin to add tassels after these initial stitches.
With loop of leather cord still on hook, slip tassel onto hook by loop
Pull chain over hook.
Pull leather cord over hook and pull through chain, tassel loop and leather cord. Ch. 1 to secure. Continue to attach tassels to chain in this manner.
When tassels have been attached, secure ends with a small knot and tuck in ends. You’re done! Cute, huh? I think so.
I’m thinking the necklace would look great against a plain white or black tee, boyfriend jeans and a leather motorcycle jacket. Flats, heels or my personal favorite, flip flops on your feet would be a perfect casual but with a little glitzy fun thrown in.
Anyway you decide to style your new necklace, you’re sure to make a fashion statement with this unique and one-of-a-kind handmade felt tassel necklace