Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Free Crochet Tutorial - Romanian Cord Drawstring with Tassels.




You will need:

  • 2 strands of cotton crochet thread size 10 (shown here DMC Cebelia, size 10)
  • crochet hook size 2 mm

Abbreviations:

  • ch - chain stitch
  • RC - Romanian Cord
  • rem -remaining
  • rep - repeat
  • sc - single crochet
  • sk - skip
  • yo - yarn over hook
  • [ ] - repeat instructions within specified number of times

Romanian Cord:






Leave 10'' (25 cm) end. Make a loose slip knot,


ch 2,

sk 1 ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in slip knot, turn you work from right to left.

Find 2 loops (1st sc back loop and back ridge, in this case each loop is consisted out of 2 strands). 


Insert hook under those 2 loops, yo, 


draw yarn through 2 loops only,


yo, 


draw yarn through rem 2 loops, turn you work from right to left.


Again, find 2 loops.


Insert hook under 2 loops, yo,


draw yarn through 2 loops only.


Yo, 


draw yarn through rem 2 loops, turn you work from right to left.


Beginning 2 loops to insert hook under looked a little bit different and harder to find. On the 3rd time, as this picture shows, they become easier to spot. [Insert hook under 2 loops, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops only, yo, draw yarn through rem 2 loops, turn you work from right to left] rep as many times as you need to reach desired length.











Leave 10'' (25 cm) end. Fasten off.

Tassels (make 2):


Cut a 4''/10 cm long winding board from cardboard or plastic canvas. Wind 1 strand of size 10 crochet thread around board 30 times.


Slide wound threads off board, tie 15''/38 cm long piece of  thread 2 strands around middle of looped thread into one knot on one side, then 2 knots on another.


Pull ends of tightening thread upward (2 knots are inside the tassel head) and wound threads downward, adjust into tassel shape. Cut a 20''/50 cm length of thread (shown different color for visibility) to wrap tassel neck. Make a loop as shown, 


grasp another end, and wrap it tightly over loop and around tassel, working from the top of the neck down, so neck threads lie evenly next to one another. As you wrap, ensure all the threads in the head and skirt are neatly in place. 


When done, pass end through beg loop, 


tighten up by pulling both ends in opposite directions.




 Thread tapestry needle with ends and tuck them into tassel skirt.






Optional: you can leave tightening thread ends for attaching the tassel.


Cut through looped ends. Trim tassel ends, a few threads at a time.








Draw Romanian Cord String through your garment. Thread tapestry needle with Romanian Cord 10'' (25 cm) end. Sew cord end and tassel head together, going through RC tip and tassel middle tightening thread a few times.


Weave in the end: draw thread through RC about 1'' (2.5 cm) up,


draw thread through RC down to the tassel,


tuck end into tassel head, trim.








Repeat instructions to attach another tassel.

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Happy crocheting, my friends!
Natalia

15 comments:

  1. Hi Natalia,
    Happy New Year. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.

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  2. Dzięki za pokazanie jak się robi tutorial.Serdecznie pozdrawiam w Nowym Roku.

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  3. Dzięki za pokazanie jak się robi tutorial.Serdecznie pozdrawiam w Nowym Roku.

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  4. Que linda! eu amei! maravilhosa! parabéns amada amiga! beijinhossssssssssss
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  5. I love this tutorial! I recently became interested in rpl and I wouldn't have thought to use the cord for that. And the pictures are beautifully clear. Thank you so much!

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  6. Thank you looking forward to many more tutorials from you. You are very talented.

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  7. What a beautiful cord. Substantial yet graceful. I love it! Thank you for the tutorial and the Ravelry pdf file. I'm on my way there now.

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  8. What a beautiful cord. Substantial yet graceful. I love it! Thank you for the tutorial and the Ravelry pdf file. I'm on my way there now.

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  9. un trés beau pas apas c' est génial merci de ce partage biz

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