Tatted tassel patterns

A great post and useful idea.

Let’s create

I wonder if all tatters throw out as much thread as I do?

The problem is that very few patterns tell you how much thread is required and, because joining mid pattern can be fiddly I always over guess how much thread I need.
So…….what can we do with the small amounts of thread we are left with? We tatt butterflies….lots and lots of butterflies.

Here is another way to use up the thread –  make tassels.

I used Lizbeth 20

I use them on greeting cards (especially Oriental ones), on felt hanging hearts and as scissor embellishments. You could also use them to make a pair of trendy earrings or bag charms


1.  Leaving a 12″ tail, tatt a ring (I did 20 x DS), cut the thread, leaving another 12″ tail.

Close the ring leaving about 1/2″ of thread showing

2. Wind thread around a card slightly…

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