The Holiday Candle features a Crown Knot design,
which is described in the images below.
Cut 4 cords of the 6
material, each 72
inches long. Prepare the tips
to prevent unraveling.
Arrange the cords to form an X shape as shown in
the images below. Secure them at the
center. Mentally label the four segments A -
The two cords in
each segment work together.
1: Fold both cords labeled
A to the right
so they are resting on top of segment
curved area to mark that space.
Bbackwardso they are vertical and resting on
top of segment C.
Fold the cords
C to the left
so they are resting on top of
toward segment A.
- under the curved area of
first knot as much as you can by pulling
on each segment gradually until
Make sure the two cords remain
side-by-side and are neatly arranged.
Secure the knot to your board by placing
the pin on the outside
edge (on an angle if necessary).
Step 2: Repeat step 1
several times until the Holiday Candle measures six inches.
The knots will stack
on top of each other as you progress.
eventually need to place the candle on
it's side. When that time comes,
just bend the area where you are working
Apply glue to the last Crown knot, then
tie another one on top of the glue.
Let it dry before moving on.
3: Go back to the top
of the Holiday Candle where you tied the
first Crown knot.
pieces of gold
Work them through the crossed area with
tweezers or pliers. Match the ends
so they are centered.
Tie a Half
Hitch with the left
half of the cords, passing over
- under the right half in a counter-clockwise
As you pull them to the left, pass over
the cords you are holding to complete the
Half Hitch with the righthalf
of the cords onto the left,movingin a clockwise
fibers from each end of the gold cords,
until the flame is soft and fluffy.
Trim the "flame" as needed.
The three gold flowers
for the Holiday Candle are optional.
You can skip this step if you prefer to
use something else to decorate the base of the
Cut 6 pieces of 2
mm gold cord
material, each 12 incheslong.
Cut 3 pieces of gold
LACE, each 30
4: Arrange one CORD
Place another CORD
on top of it, along with one piece of LACE.They should be horizontal.
Make sure center
of all three cords match up.
Overhand knot with the vertical
cord, so it passes
around the horizontal cord and lace.
Make sure the knot is at the center,
then tighten it firmly.
two halves of the vertical
cord heading backward.
Positionthe two horizontal
vertically, with the lace on either side.
CORDS will be the fillers
for the Square Knots below, which are tied
with the LACE.
Step 4: The
instructions below show you the four steps for
tying all the Square Knots in the entire Holiday
Candle design (flowers and wreath).
To make the flowers you will be tying the knots
which is challenging. Practice the Square
Knot if you are unfamiliar with it, before
making these flowers.
Tip: Don't worry about keeping the lace
flat. The end result is the same if it's folded in
Fold the left
half of the LACE
to the right, resting over
the fillers and under
the right half.
Fold the righthalf
of the lace to the left, passing it under
the fillers and over
the left half (near the curve).
Tighten the first half of the SK
The two halves
of the lace have switched
places, so the direction you tie
the second part of the knot is the
opposite of the first part.
Move the lefthalf
of the lace to the left,
passing it over
the fillers and under
the right halfof the lace.
Move the righthalf
of the lace to the right,
passing it under
the fillers and over
the left half of the lace.
Step 5: The
next set of instructions show you how to make the
petals of the flowers. They are still Square
knots, but with picot loops.
wreath for the Holiday Candle is made
with this technique as well.
step 4, tying the next Square
Knot with the lace.
Tighten it so it rests 1.5
inches from the first knot.
fillers cords steady while you push the
second SK backwards to rest next to the
Two picot loops form on each side.
Manipulate the lace so they are as neat as
steps 4 and 5three
times, tying a total of four Square Knot
Apply glue to the last SK you tie just
before tightening it.
the picot designs in half so both halves
of the cords
are all heading forward.
Two will rest under
Position the two cords on the bottomhorizontally.
They will be
used to tie the next knot.
Overhand knot with the two bottom cords
that are arranged horizontally, passing
them around the other half of the cords
and the lace.
Apply glue and cut off the excess LACE
when it's dry.
not cut the cords.
steps 4 - 7 to create two more
gold flowers for your Holiday Candle (total of
three). You can make a fourth one if
you wish (optional).
Place the Holiday Candle in front of you and
segment of the Crown Knot near the
9: Use your tweezers or pliers to
pass the 4
gold cords from the flower under
Knot segment in opposite
Arrange the candle so you are looking at
of the last Crown knot.
cords around the two
white cords closest to them.
tight Overhand knots with the goldcords.
Apply glue before tightening the second
Repeat with the other two gold cords.
Repeat step 9
to attach the other two gold flowers to the
Try to space them evenly around the candle even if
you need to attach them to it differently than
described in step 9.
The evergreen wreath decorates the bottom of the
Holiday Candle. It's made with Square Knot
picots, similar to what you did with the lace for
cut the yarn ahead of time. It's
best to cut as you mount each cord to the ring,
since the number will depend on the thickness of
Cut a 24-inch
piece of red
Fold it in half and place it under
the ring with the fold forward.
Bring both halves over
the ring and under
the folded area. Tighten the Larks Head
two Larks Head knots next to the
You make the first half of the knot by
moving each half of the yarn over
- under the ring and over
on the left and counter-clockwise
on the right.
To make the
second half, bring each half of the yarn under
- over the ring and under
step 11, mounting more pieces of red
yarn to the ring until it is completely
You will probably need at least 15 to 20 pieces.
Now you will attach the green
yarn to the red ones to make the
cut these ahead of time either.
piece of green
Tie an Overhand knot in the center
of it, but don't tighten.
Slide two pieces of red
yarn coming from the ring through
the knot. Push the knot close to the
tighten it firmly.
Tie a Square knot with the green
yarn. The two halves of the
red yarn are the fillers.
Place it 1.5
to 2.5 inches from the
Push the knot towards the ring, so it
rests against the Overhand knot. This will
form the picots.
Repeat step 14
several times to make more picot loops with the greenyarn.
Stop when the two halves are around 4
inches long. The picots for the wreath of the Holiday
Candle should NOT
be the same size. The spacing between the SK
should change each time you make one.
Tip: The design looks great if you
starting out wide (2.5 inches) and narrowing as
16: Tie the two halves of
yarn together with a single
Overhand knot as shown.
This will form the red berry at the tips
of the wreath.
Tighten it completely, but keep it a
little loose so it's not too small.
Tie the first
half of a Square Knot with the green
yarn, so it rests in
front of the Overhand knot.
Tighten it slightly and then pull on the
berry so it stands up.
Bend the red
yarn to the back
of the picot design.
The half Square Knot you just tied should
also rest in the back.
Pull on the berry so it's as visible as
you can make it (see next image).
17: To finish off the 2
pieces of green
yarn, tie a tight
Overhand knot using both of them, so it
rests on top of the half SK in the BACK of
Apply glue, then cut off the excess
material close to the knot (both green and
red yarn) when it's dry.
Step 18: Repeat steps 13 - 17,
creating one picot design with the green
yarn on each
pair of the red
yarn pieces mounted to the ring.
Consuming: Be prepared to spend
several hours completing the wreath for your
candle through the ring from
the bottom up.
Make sure the ends of the white cords
the wreath. The flowers
should be above it.
Turn the design upside down or on it's
Select two gold
cords close to each other.
Bring one around the ring.
Use the two cords to tie a tight Overhand
knot. Apply glue and tie a second
Repeat this step with the other sets of
Option #1: You can stop here and
cut off the excess material after applying glue to
the last Crown knot (no fringe).
#2: Follow the instructions below
to make a soft white fringe for your Holiday
white cord by pulling out individual
Do this near
the ring rather than at
the tip of the cord. Once three or
more fibers are free, the rest will
unravel more easily.
extra white cords to thicken the
fringe and fill in gaps by sliding them
under portions of the Crown knots near the
bottom of the Holiday Candle.
Brush all the unraveled fibers
individually until soft and
Trim the fringe to make a circle around
the evergreen wreath.
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