The original was made with six strands of DMC floss, sample was made with #10 Cebelia.
Thistle head measures 1 3/4" when made in #10 Cebelia. Stem can be whatever length you prefer.
Instructions: With shuttle and ball thread
Round Motif- R: 4-2-2-4. T. *Ch: 4-5-5-4, T. R; 4+2+2-3,T. (to 3rd p of prev R.)* Repeat from * to * 6X joining last R and Ch to 1st R and Ch. T&C.
Thistle Head- *R: 5+5(to 1st p of any Ch on round motif),T. Ch: 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-, T.R: 5+5,T (to last p of same Ch on round motif).* Repeat from *to* 2X.
Stem- Attach thread to center bottom p of round motif. *R: 6-6, T. Ch: 7+,T (to p of R).* Repeat *to* for desired length. T&C leaving 5" ends.
Tassel- cut 8 threads 8". Fold in half, pass loop through last R of stem and all threads through the loop. Pull into position and trim ends even.
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