MEASURE OFF CORD
PEACE CHAPLET -
3 1/2 yards #36 cord
5 DECADE ROSARY -
5 1/2 yards #36
1. BURN CORD OFF OF TUBE
(Burning seals end. It frays badly so don't cut. Tying a knot restricts the movement
of cord through loops when the knots are being made.)
2. FOLD CORD IN HALF - START IN CENTER Fold cord in half and begin in the
a. FIRST KNOT - Using 3 wraps, make first knot. Repeat twice,
keeping beads close together and tight. Leave a 1/2in space at
b. REPEAT - ‘a' until your count is compete. Check
c. RETURN TO CENTER - leave a 1/2 inch space. Begin next
set of 3 (or 10) knots. Repeat until count is completed keeping an eye on
how the cord is being used up as on rosary so adjustments on decades may
be made if necessary.
3. FORMING LOOP
d. TO CONNECT - Align both end beads together in your hand. Leave 1/2 in
e. KNOT TOGETHER - by looping both cords over your finger twice. Pull
two cords through. Position and pull tight to secure. (Trim shortest
cord to 1/2in and leave till last.)
4. FORMING PENDANT
Working on longest cord. continue making knots according to need.
5. FORMING CROSS
Leave 1/2 in space. Make a knot using 5 wraps. (let other cord hang for now).
f. TO FORM CROSSBAR - tie a 15in cord directly under the knot (first
part of a shoelace knot)
g. SECURE CROSSBAR - by tying one more knot using 5 wraps directly
underneath the cross bar. Pull knot tightly against the cross bar.
Optional: Repeat knot for longer cross. This completes the vertical part of
the cross. Let cord hang
h. FINISHING CROSSBAR - tie a knot using 5 wraps on each side. Pull tightly
against the center. Let loose ends of cord hang.
6. BURN OFF ENDS:
Its easier to burn off all ends at one time.
i. TRIM ONE END - with scissors about 1/4 in away from rosary.
j. BURN OFF - end and quickly flatten melted nylon ball against
knot with the blunt side of a kitchen knife.
(careful, it's hot)
k. REPEAT - i-j on other ends.
l. CLEAN ENDS - by running flame over end - if necessary. Reheat
and flatten again if needed being careful not to burn rosary.
7. PRAY - PRAY - PRAY!
Have rosary or chaplet blessed as soon as possible!
give them away and make more!