Patriotic Key Ring
Wear one on you key ring to show your patriotism or sell them to raise money for the Disaster Relief Fund. Make a bunch and give them to Veterans or swap with other scouts. Fun craft for camping too.
Fold lace in half to find the center of each piece. Pull the lace though the gimp starter following directions in package. If you are not using a gimp starter, tie the gimp onto a key ring. Make a box stitch.
Fold strand 2 diagonally across the box stitch between strands 1 & 4 leaving a small loop; (fig. B). Fold strand 4 diagonally across box stitch between strands 2 & 3 leaving a small loop. Hold strands in place with one hand.
With your other hand, weave strand 1 diagonally across the box stitch over strand 2 and under strand 4. Weave strand 3 diagonally across the box stitch over strand 4 and under strand 2; (fig. C). Pull tightly, stretching the cord slightly to secure. Make 15 stitches, lace on a bead. Make 10 stitches, lace on a bead, 10 more stitches, a bead, 10 stitches, a bead and finally 15 stitches.
String a pony bead on each end. Tie off with a double knot. Trim.