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I am crocheting scarves for Christmas, but I'm guessing knitters could answer this question too.<br><br>
I have finished two and put a decorative edge on them. I'm not thrilled with how it looks. I put a decorative edge on a third with eyelash yarn and it looks like fringe and I think it looks *much* better.<br><br>
I can't afford more eyelash yarn so how do I use regular yarn to make fringe? You know, the standard yarn fringe you see on a lot of scarves?
 

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Take a few or more pieces of yarn, tie a knot with all of them together leaving about four inches (or however long you want your fringe) at the end. Attach it to the scarf. Do the same thing all across the end of your scarf and your will have a nice fringe.
 

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The way I always do it is to take a 14 inch piece of yarn. Fold it in half, then in half again. Take a crochet hook to pull it through the bottom stitch in your garment. There will be a little loop on one side, pull the threads through that little loop to make a knot. You can trim the ends to whatever length you like.<br><br>
Hint - do like every other or every two stitches or it will take you forever! Also, make the crochet hook go up, through the bottom of your garment, so that the knot is on the right side.
 

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I think I need pictures :LOL I'm a very visual person unfortunately and I'm just not getting it. Maybe I need to dig out an old scarf of ours and see how it's attached.
 

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I, personally, HATE real fringe, but there is a way of doing a different type of fringe (it doesn't tangle). You join your yarn at the end, ch the lenght you want your fringe +1, then slst back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> then slst to the next st,and repeat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Hugs,<br>
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This is the way I make it: Wrap yarn around a piece of cardboard, then cut at top. Stick your crochet hook through the bottom stitch of your piece, then gather four pieces of yarn together. Fold them in half and place over the hook part of the hook. Draw the hook and yarn back through your stich, which forms a loop on the hook. The rest of the yarn pieces will still be hanging out of the back of the stitch. Use your hook to grab those pieces and pull them through the loop on your hook.<br><br>
Geez...did that make any sense at all?<br><br>
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><br><br>
:LOL <------------ at myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I will have to try some of these tomorrow and see what I can come up with. I have a hard time following written directions, and I just can't "see" any of this yk?<br><br>
Thanks for the help! Hopefully something will work <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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