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Monday, May 29, 2006

thread lip balm cozy pattern

I have requests asking for the pattern of my lip balm cozies. This pattern is for the simpler one with the option of adding size 12 seed beads and the tassel.

Materials:
size 8 Monaco cotton thread in sold or variegated color
size 7 steel hook
thread stitch markers
key ring
size 12 seed beads to match thread(optional)
1 bead with hole big enough for accent (optional)

Round 1 - Chain 2. 6 sc in second chain from hook. Join with sl st
Round 2 - Chain 1. 2 sc in 1st sc in next succeeding st. Join with sl st. (12 scs)
Round 3 - 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next. Do this alternately until last sc of previous round. Join with sl st. (18 scs)

The next rounds are not joined after each round end. Mark each beginning round with st markers. You can add seed beads in all sc rounds if you like.
Round 4 - 19 - Ch 1. 1 sc in all previous scs. (18 scs)
Round 20 - Ch 1. sc 17X. sl st in last sc. Do not cut thread. Ch 2, hdc in next. Turn, ch 2, hdc in next. Do this 6X total. End off. Cut thread leaving a 6" tail. Slip key ring into "strap" just made and fold in half. Sew to secure key ring.

For beaded tassel just sew on accent bead and add 6 loops of about 30 seed beads each.

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