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Tassels in Vintage Patterns -
Three-tassel Curtain Pull

One use of tassels in vintage patterns was the single tassel attached to the bottom of a crocheted purse. Some wide laces were worked in deep points, with a tassel hanging from each point. A few weeks ago, I showed you one vintage use of tassels in the Tasseled Bedspread Edging. Here's another, that would be as great a decoration today as during the era it was originally designed.

Three-tassel Curtain Pull, circa early 1940s

Materials Size 5 pearl cotton thread.
Steel crochet hook No. 7 or 8
One 1-inch bone ring

No finished size given in pattern.

Abbreviations used

sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
ch - chain

Instructions

Rnd 1: Over bone ring work 40 sc. Slip stitch in first st to join.
Rnd 2: * Ch 6, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * 3 times, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 3: * 7 sc over ch-6 loop, sl st in sc, repeat from * twice, then work 4 sc over next ch-6 loop, turn.
Rnd 4: * Ch 6, sc in center sc of next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 1, turn.
Rnd 5: * 7 sc over ch-6 loop, sl st over sc, repeat from * twice and work 4 sc over unfinished ch-6 loop. Around remainder of ring, * ch 6, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * 5 times, ch 1, turn and work 7 sc over each ch-6 loop.

Tassels Wind thread over a 2 1/2 inch cardboard 17 times, tie through center leaving ends about 2 3/4 inches.
Cap for Tassel Ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 1, work 8 sc in ring. Without joining, work 3 more rounds of sc over the 8 sc, break thread. Pull the 2 3/4-inch ends of tassel through cap and join to center sc of lower loop. Work 2 more tassels and join in same manner. Trim tassels.
Cord Attach thread in center of ring and chain for desired length, fasten in same place with joining, knot in 3 or 4 places.

Note Where this pattern says "7 sc over ch-6 loop", today's instructions would read "7 sc in ch-6 space".
Image is from Star Book No. 25, as described below.

Pattern was printed in Star Book No. 25, Conserve with Crochet ... for the Home by The American Thread Company. No date of publication printed in book and no copyright notice given. 10 cents is the price printed on the cover. I do know that Star Book No. 34 was printed in 1944, placing Star Book No. 25 in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Star Book No. 25 is a book now in the public domain, based on the current copyright law that "works published before 1978 that did not contain a valid copyright notice may be considered to be in the public domain".

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