Use Nylon Seine / Twine
# 36 requires 6 yards of cord
# 48 requires 7 yards of cord
#60 requires 9 yards of cord
Due to Shrinkage, use an extra foot or so if string is dyed before making Rosary
Start with the body of the Rosary (1st Mystery)
With the long cord,
tie 1 Our Father - space - 3 Hail Mary's - space - 1 Our Father.
distance from the last completed Our Father repeat step 4, the same as making the other
You should have about 3 -
3 1/2 feet of cord remaining - cutting off (melting ends) 2 feet from end. This will
be used for the arms of the cross.
This is the only
knot that is different - [a] Lay the 2 foot length that you just cut off flat on a table -
place rosary over it with the last knot (step 8) next to it. Hold ends with
each hand and cross them, bring over rosary. [b] the cord closest to the knot - lift
& bring under & back through. Knot should look like a figure " 8",
make snug only! It won't tighten.
Repeat step 4. Make this knot tight against the other two (step 8 & 10 knots)
Repeat step 4 at
bottom of cross.
The Arms - step 4 -
on each side making each knot as tight against the body of the cross as possible.
About 1/4 inch from
the knots cut off extra cords (4) then melt with a candle or lighter. Be very careful not to burn your beautiful new Rosary.
Pray and Enjoy!!