Christmas is coming and Oh MY!!!!! This is a quick and easy icicle to tat up. The pattern is from The Workbasket, June/July, 1990 by Charlene G. Finiello. The instructions written in the magazine were hard to follow so I wrote them out line by line. That made it much easier to read the instructions. The thread I used was Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread size 5. It has silver metallic threads which does not show up but on a tree with lights it dazzles. One could use size 20 or 40 Lizbeth thread and add a silver thread with it to make a smaller icicle.