How to Crochet a Tail

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Designing and crocheting animals can be fun for the experienced crocheter. Crocheting animal tails is not difficult and depending on what type of crocheted animal you need one for, you can make one very quickly. Do not be afraid of making a mistake; just rip out the stitches and do it over until it is correct. Be sure to use the correct crochet hook for the right sized tail. Crocheters make pom-poms all the time for tails, hat toppers and more. They are effortless to make.

Things You'll Need

  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard template

Make a fluffy bunny tail from a yarn pom-pom

  • Wrap yarn around a 2-inch piece of rectangle-shaped cardboard or use the insert cardboard from a package of sewing ribbon or rick-rack about 120 times.

  • Cut the yarn along one edge of the cardboard to release the yarn pieces into a cluster.

  • Tie the yarn cluster tightly in the center with a 6-inch length of yarn. You may have to ask someone to hold the center to keep it from loosening.

  • Attach the pom-pom securely to your crocheted bunny via the yarn ends. Tie it tightly. If you want a smaller pom-pom, use a smaller cardboard template and wrap the yarn less times. For a bigger pom-pom, use a larger cardboard template and wrap the yarn more times to make it thicker.

Tips & Warnings

  • Surf the Internet for free crochet animal patterns for ideas on making tails.
  • Research crochet pattern books in hobby and craft stores or your local library for tips, suggestions and ideas. Glance through your supply of patterns or ask friends and relatives if they have any.

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