Tassel Belt Pattern #2315

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Tassel Belt Pattern #2315

Materials: Clark's O.N.T. "Brilliant", 4 balls of a solid color and 2 balls of a variegated color.
Milward's steel crochet hook No. 8.
2 hooks and eyes.

Directions are given for a size 28 belt. For other sizes, make foundation chain shorter or longer, as desired.

Belt. Starting along center, with double strand of solid color, make a chain to measure about 30 inches long. 1st row: S c in 2nd ch from hook, s c in each ch across until row measure 28½ inches. Cut off remaining chain. Ch 1, turn. 2nd and 3rd rows: S c in each s c across. Ch 1, turn. 4th to 9th rows incl: Skip 1st s c (a decrease), s c in each s c to within 2 s c from end of row, skip next s c, s c in last s c (another decrease). Ch 1, turn. Break off at end of 9th row. Attach thread to foundation chain, and work other side to correspond.

Tassels (Make 2). Cut a cardboard 12 inches long and 4 inches wide. Cut 2 strands of variegated color, each 12 inches long, and place them across the width of cardboard. Then wind 2 strands of variegated color around the length of cardboard about 48 times. Break off. Pick up both ends of the 12-inch strands, and tie securely. Remove cardboard, and cut loops at one end. Trim this end evenly.

Circles (Make 2). With double strand of variegated color, ch 10. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: 20 s c in ring. 2nd rnd: S c in each s c around. 3rd rnd: * S c in each of next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c. Repeat from * around. 4th, 5th and 6th rnds: Repeat 2nd, 3rd and 2nd rnds. 7th rnd: * S c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c. Repeat from * around. 8th rnd: S c in each s c around. Break off.

Pull loop-end of tassel through a circle for ½ inch. Sew this end of tassel to belt, as in illustration, 1¼ inches in from end. Stuff circle with cotton, and sew outer edges of circle to belt. Finish other end of belt to correspond. Fasten belt with hooks and eyes.