Tassel and Cord Pattern #304A (or #908)

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Tassel and Cord Pattern #908

There are slight variations to materials and instructions between these two versions of the same pattern in different publications. Two versions are below.

 

Tassel and Cord Pattern #304A from Spool Cotton #34, Crochet Designs For The Hostess.

These can be made of Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Mercerized Crochet in Size 5 to 10. Curtain pulls are usually made in White or Ecru, but if you wish to make tassels for other decorative purposes, you will find interesting colors from which to choose in Size 10. Use a Milward's steel crochet hook No. 7, 8 or 9. A board 15 x 4 x 1 inches with a 2-inch nail ½ inch from end is useful to wind your tassel on. If not convenient, a book will serve.

CAP. Ch 4, join in ring, 6 s c in ring. Make 2 s c in each st until 20 s c are made, then 1 s c in each st until 12 rnds are completed. TASSEL. Wind cotton 130 times over a 4½-inch cardboard. CORD. Take 2 lengths of cotton 65 inches long, crochet ch of 4 inches in center of one length, tie second length on first one just below the chain, slip chain over one nail, and fasten the four threads around the nail at the other end of board. Take a 4½-yd. length of cord, tie around the foundation on the board at the end of the chain, having 2¼ yds. on each side, then start to tie the knots. Take the thread at the left, pass over the center threads forming a loop; take the thread at the right side, pass it over the first thread and under the center threads, and up through the loop at the left side, draw it tight. Then take the right-hand thread, pass it over the center threads, forming a loop. Take the left-hand thread, pass it over this, under the center thread and up through the loop at the right side, draw tight to meet the first part of the knot. Repeat for 2 inches. To make the twist, work from one side only—that is, always make the loop at the left side. The plain part is 2 inches, the twist is 1½ inches. Repeat, having 3 sections of plain and 2 of the twisted. Take off board and tie around the top of the tassel. Slip cap over and sew to stem.

 

Tassel and Cord #908 from Spool Cotton #67, Crochet For Your Home.

These attractive decorative articles are made of Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Mercerized Crochet, size 3, 5 or 10. White and Ecru are most popularly used for curtain pulls, and when used for other purposes there is an array of gay colors in size 10 from which to choose. Use Milward's steel crochet hook No. 7, 8 or 9.

When heavy effects are desired, choose Clark's O.N.T. Cronita or Knitting and Crochet Cotton; or J. & P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen or Crochet Cord.

No. 908—Cap: Ch 4, join in ring, 6 s c in ring. Make 2 s c in each st until 20 s c are made, then 1 s c in each st until 12 rnds are completed.

Tassel: Wind thread 130 times around a 4½-inch cardboard.

Knotted Cord: This can be conveniently made on a narrow board about 12 inches long, with nails in about ½ inch from each end. Measure off 2 lengths of thread about 2 yards long. Make loop near center of one strand, and crochet a ch of 4 inches. Make a ring of this ch and tie the center of the other strand at the base of the ch-ring. This makes 4 strands of thread over which knots are made.

Put ch-ring over one of the nails and fasten the 4 strands firmly around the other nail. Measure off a 4½ yard length of thread and tie the center at the base of the ch-ring (having 2¼ yards on each side with which to tie knots). * Put the left thread loosely over the 4-center strands, making a loop at the left. Then pass the right thread over this thread, under the center strands and up through loop at left, and draw up tightly. Complete the knot by doing the same thing with the thread at the right (that is, put the right thread over the center strands, making a loop at the right. Then pass the left thread over this thread, under the center strands, and up through loop at the right, and draw up tightly.) Repeat from * for 2 inches. Then make the twist by working with loops at the left only. Work the twist for 1½ inches, then continue as before, making 3 sections plain and 2 twisted. Take off board and tie around top of tassel. Slip cap over and sew to stem.


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Tassel and Cord Pattern #304A