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Materials: Number 30 crochet cotton of any color would be suitable. You will need a tatting shuttle and, if your tatting shuttle does not have a hook you will need a size 10 steel crochet hook for joining picots.

Abbreviations: (ring) sep (separated) ds (double stitch) ch (chain) cl r (close ring) p (picot) rw (reverse work)

Center of Cross Arms: R of 4 ds, 3 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Tie ball thread to shuttle thread, ch 3 ds, p, 3 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. (R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r) twice, rw. Ch 3 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join at base of first r. Tie and cut threads.

Cross: A large r of 4 ds, 7 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r. Make a second large r in following manner as close to base of first r as possible: R of 4 ds, 3 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, join to p of first small r made in center, 4 ds, 3 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r, rw. With ball and shuttle, ch 3 ds, join to last p of first large r, 3 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join in second free p of second large r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join in next small r on center, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, 4 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. Make a small r of 4 ds, join in same p with last joining, 4 ds, cl r. Small r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. (Ch 3 ds, 4 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. Small r of 4 ds, join in p of last small r, 4 ds, cl r. Small r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw) 4 times. Ch 3 ds, 5 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. Small r of 4 ds, join in p of last small r, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, 5 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. Small r of 4 ds, join in same p with last joining, 4 ds, cl r. Small r of 4 ds, join over thread between rs on opposite side, 4 ds, cl r. Small r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. (Ch 3 ds, 4 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. Small r of 4 ds, join in p of last small r, 4 ds, cl r. Small r of 4 ds, join over thread between next 2 rs on opposite side, 4 ds, cl r. Small r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw) 3 times. Ch 3 ds, 4 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. Small r of 4 ds, join in p of last small r, 4 ds, cl r. Small r of 4 ds, join over thread between next 2 small rs, 4 ds, cl r. Small r of 4 ds, join in p of next small r on center, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, 4 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join in same p with last joining, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r. R of 4 ds, 3 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, 4 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. Large r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join in center p of last r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join in p of next small r on center, 4 ds, 3 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Large r of 4 ds, join in last p of last ch, 4 ds, 6 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, join in last p of last r, 3 ds, 6 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join in center p of next r on center, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3, 7 p sep by 3 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join in same p with last joining, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, 6 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, join in last p of first large r made, 3 ds, join at base of first large r. Tie and cut threads.

To make a twisted cord and tassel: Cut five 10-inch strips of thread, pull all 5 strips through center p of top ch. Now, with equal lengths of thread at each side of p, twist threads together tightly. Bring ends together and allow twisted threads to wind around each other. Be careful not to let threads become untwisted. Tie a knot about 1 inch from end and trim evenly.

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