by craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
216 yards(197.6 mt) 0.2 inch (5mm) Polypropylene
12 large barrel beads
48 medium round beads 12mm
24 small round beads 7mm
1 x 3 inch (7.5cm) ring
1 x 4 inch (10cm) ring
2 4.5 inch (12.5cm) rings
2 x 8 inch (20cm) rings
Cut 16 cords each 8.8 Yards (8mt) long.
16 cords each (4.1 mt) long.
1 cord 2.2 yards (2mt) long cover 7.5cm ring.
1 ply only 2.2 yards(2mt) long ,bind 12.5cm ring.
Cover 7.5cm ring using 2 metre cord tying Half Square Knots with ring as filler, start knotting at mid-point.
At their mid-point, place 8 metre cords through ring and secure. Separate into 8 groups of 4 cords. Butterfly ends and tie 7 Lanyard Knots.
Undo cords and Triple Half Hitch to 20cm ring in 4 groups of 8 cords evenly spaced apart around the ring.
Add Short Cords: Folded at a ratio of l.lm to 3 metres and having short cords as Filler Cords, mount 4 cords to each space using Larks Head plus 1 Half Hitch.
Number short cords left to right from 1 to 8 and tie 14 left hand Half Square Knots with cords 1 to 4 and tie 14 right hand Half Square Knots with cords 5 to 8 then add beads as follows:
1 large barrel bead on 6 Filler Cords.
1 medium round 1 small round 1 medium round each side on remaining Working Cords.
N.B.: Sinnets are joined by beads. Throughout the project continue to tie left hand knots with cords 1 to 4 and right hand with cords 5 to 8.
Tie 14 Half Square Knots with each group check cords are in correct order.
Double’Half Hitch cords to second 20cm ring evenly spaced apart.
Tie an 18cm sinnet of Half Square Knots with each group. Add beads as previously.
Tie an 18cm sinnet of Half Square Knots with each group.
Drop down 7.5cm alternate cords and tie 1 Square Knot.
Drop down 4cm and Double Half Hitch cords to 10cm ring. Trim all cords to 12.5cm fray and brush out.
Return to long cords: Number cords left to right from 1 to 8 in each group.
Step 1: Drop down 1.3cm and tie 1 Square Knot with cords 1 to 4.
Step 2: Drop down 1.3cm and tie 1 Square Knot with cords 3 to 6.
N.B.: Drop down 1.3cm between each row of Square Knots tied.
Step 3: Tie 1 Square Knot with cords 5 to 8.
Step 4: Tie 1 Square Knot with cords 3 to 6.
Step 5: Repeat Steps 1 to 4 once then Step 1 once more.
N.B.: Correct tension will bring these sets of pattern level with Half Square Knot Sin-nets.
Step 6: Triple Half Hitch cords to 20cm ring.
Repeat Steps 1 to 4 fourteen times then Steps 1, 2 and 3 once more.
N.B.: Keep checking tension to ensure sets of pattern are level.
Step 7: Repeat Step 3 once more, close under last knot tied.
Step 8: Tie 2 Square Knots with cords 1 to 4 so both groups are level.
N.B.: Straps should now measure 110cm from bottom 20cm ring.
Bind 12.5cm ring with 1 ply of remaining 2 metre cord.
Drop down 15cm and Double Half Hitch all cords to ring just bound in 4 groups evenly spaced apart.
Tie 8 Half Square Knots with each group. Left and right as before.
Add beads as previously. Tie 8 Half Square Knots with each group.
Double Half Hitch all cords to 20cm ring.
To complete tassel, add 2 extra cords to each space (from off cuts) with Reverse Larks Head Knot, approx. 55cm long.
Trim all cords, fray and brush till fluffy. 25cm .
Finished Length: T82cm.
Holds: Top: 25cm Cane Basket or small Decor Pot.
Bottom: 49cm Glass Circle or large Cane Basket.