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Old 05-21-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Fringe?
How do I create a nice gringe at the bottom ends of an afghan? I've gotten my nice 61 inches of pattern done and would like to know how to add this fringe?
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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You need to cut lengths of yarn about twice as long as you want the fringe, then attach them with a crochet hook. I think there may be a video on youtube for how to do it.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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Wish I had a crochet hook, I'd probably add some fringe to something :D.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:09 PM   #7
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Crochet hooks can be a very very useful tool for knitters. I only know how to do very basic crochet, but I have used my hooks for a ton of knitting projects. They really come in handy.
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Yes, hooks are pretty useful - you can use them to fix dropped sts, substitute for cable needles, and I use them to weave the tails in instead of tapestry needles.
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which crochet hook sizes are good?
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To fringe or not to fringe...
Hi!

I've made many, many afghans over the years. The early ones I fringed but unless the design absolutely requires it to look right I don't fringe anymore.

Why? Have you ever used a Swiffer duster? If so, then you know how they will attract dust particles like a magnet. Well, so does fringe! I always ended up having to launder my fringed afghans more frequently mainly because of the dust catching fringe!!!

Now, I'll finish off the edges with a nice simple crochet border (there are some great border patterns around although a simple chain stitch works wonderfully!) or you can even use a knit stitch border. Pick up and knit two stitches. Lift first stitch over second. Pick up and knit another stitch. Lift first over second. Repeat around border. Work loosely.

This gives you a neat finishing touch without the dust catching!

Hope this helps!

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