Flower Bell Pull
from HereandAbove.com
by Deborah K. Lauro

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Flower Bellpull Flower Bellpull graph

   Symbol             Color              DMC#5 Pearl Cotton

         2         Dk Purple or Pink     208,604
          ^         Lt Purple or Pink     210,963
          -         Green                          699
          *         Yellow                         743

See below for detailed instructions.

Copyright 2001 by Deborah K. Lauro at hereandabove.com. You are free to photocopy and distribute this pattern for non-commercial purposes. Please leave the copyright and byline intact. Do not place on another website or sell. Shopowners may photocopy and distribute free to patrons. Questions or comments, please email dlauro@hereandabove.com.

Flower BellPull Instructions -- continued

This pattern was made to teach 7 to 10 year olds how to cross stitch. For them I pre-made the bellpull from 11 count aida, lacing green pearl cotton on the edges before hemming and stitching. You may decide to hem after the design is finished. If you are using this as a teaching piece, lacing the green two spaces to the left and the right of the design will help the beginner know where to start. The following instructions were given with a kit to each child. I also included a page of basic cross stitch directions. This, however, was not copied with consent. I hope to eventually add learning pages to this site that anyone may copy and use to teach.

An additional teaching bellpull graph is of Noah's Ark.

Each Kit includes:

* Prestitched bell pull
* #22 Tapestry Needle
* DMC #5 Pearl Cotton
* Needleloft Gold Cord
* Instructions

1. Stitch the design on the bellpull. You may start five squares down from the machine stitching at the top, leaving two squares blank between the green line and your first stitch. (The top of the bellpull has the folded and stitched section to hold the cord hanger). See Basic Cross Stitch instructions for more information, noting the section marked "The Cross Stitch".

2. After completing the stitching, ravel the bottom of the bell pull to within a square or two of the machine stitching at the bottom. You may need to cut off the very bottom if there is zigzagged stay stitching or a salvage edge at the bottom of your bellpull. Then just pull one of the horizontal threads until it is frayed to the point that you wish. A dab of fabric glue may be used to secure the rest of the fabric when fraying is done, but should not be essential because of the machine stitching.

3. Thread the gold cord through the top of the ornament and tie together.

4. Your bell pull is ready to hang.