I don’t know what it is about autumn, but I always get so giddy when it’s finally here. Growing up in Washington, fall was like a second spring – one last grand finale from Mother Nature before winter came. Early sunsets, warm fires, hot cocoa, snuggly blankets – everything about this season is cozy. So obviously, I’m beyond excited to cuddle up with this new tassel blanket. It’s easy to make and lets me indulge in my obsession with tassels. I hope you guys enjoy this and give it a try if you need some extra cozy in your home this fall. –Sara from Tell Love and Chocolate
Click through for the full how-to after the jump!
-One blanket (this one is from Target in twin size)
-Piece of cardboard 7×7 inches
-3 skeins of yarn
-Matching thread to yarn colors
1. Take your yarn and begin to wrap it around your cardboard as shown.
2.Continue wrapping until you reach a desired thickness. For these chunky tassels I wrapped around about 55 times.
3. Then cut the yarn and take a new piece of yarn and tuck it through the wrapped yarn. Pull it to the very top and then tie a knot as shown.
4. Now cut through all the layers of yarn at the bottom of the tassel. It is easier to tie the top knot loose, then tie it tight once the yarn is cut off the cardboard.
5. Take another piece of yarn (a little longer than the length of your tassel) and tie off the top of the tassel. Then tuck the strings of the tie in so it blends with the rest of the tassel.
6. Then repeat and tie off another section of the tassel, creating two balls.
7. I made six tassels for each side of the blanket in alternating colors.
8. Now get your thread and needle.
9. Take your tassel and make one or two more knots on top, then cut off excess string.
10. Sew on the tassel, in a repeated loop, so the thread is unnoticeable. (For my blanket, each tassel is 13 inches apart, continue alternating colors until you are finished!) Now snuggle up!