Tassels in amigurumi crocheting - hair, clothes, tails, feathers

In the previous post I Have showed how to attach tassels.But what are tassels for in amigurumi crocheting apart from the well known hair making? If you are a clothes crocheter you usually use tassels to make different sorts of fringe decoration. But with crocheted toys, tassels can be almost anything!

1. Hair. Of course, you can just attach pieces of yarn to the head and the hair is made. But if you want the hair to be thick and nice you should either attach really lots of tassels or:
  • Attach a few strands of thin yarn at one go (more hair less work)
  • Attach thick yarn tassels but then separate each piece to strands (you’ll get thick, beautiful curly hair)
  • Comb the tassels till they are evenly fluffy (my favorite dolls’ hair! looks like wool for felting)

2. Clothes.
Fringes on your amigurumis’ scarves look just as good as on your own :) But what is really cool with crocheted toys, is the fact that fringe can not only be a decoration but the clothes itself! 1 round done with single crochets and tassels around - and you have a grass Hawaii skirt! a simple crocheted bra and tassels attached underneath and combed - and you have a nice and thin dress!

3. Feathers, tails, ears, fire. 
These are the ideas I have already applied when designing my toys. After you have combed the tassels to make them completely fluffy they become really easy to shape. You can wet your hair or use hair spray to fixate the shape even better. I have colored the tips of the feathers and sprayed them for the American Indian Penguin. And the fire holds its shape without anything

Check out more of my examples how I use tassels in toys crocheting below. And please share how you use tassels in crocheting!  :) 

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