My first finished piece of needle tatting is this necklace. I’ve adapted an edging and corner pattern by Mary Konior which she has called Celandine, and added swarovski beads to make this piece which is worked in size 10 Anchor mercer crochet cotton.
The necklace is made in three sections, and don’t make the mistake I did – do the central rosette first!
You need – 1 clasp (two halves), 19 small beads, one large bead, size 10 thread and a tatting needle.
R : ring
C : chain
ds : double stitch
p : picot
j : join
smb : small bead
RW : reverse work
Thread on 7 small beads to the ball thread.
R 7ds, p, 5ds, smb, 5ds, p, 7ds close
* R 7ds, j, 5ds, smb, 5ds, p, 7ds close
Repeat from * 4 more times
R 7ds, j, 5ds, smb, 5ds, j, 7ds close
Sew in large bead over the central gap.
Sew in the thread ends and cut.
Side and Chain
Thread on 6 small beads to the ball thread followed by one half of the clasp.
R 3ds, clasp, 3ds, close
Make a chain of 6x 1st half of the double stitch followed by 6x 2nd half of the double stitch until you get the desired length.
R 10ds, smb, 5ds, p, 5ds close
R 5ds, j, 5ds, p, 5ds, p, 5ds close
R 5ds, j, 5ds, p, 10ds close RW
C 10ds, smb, 5ds, smb, 5ds, j to join on rosette, RW
C 10ds, j clover, 5ds, p, 5ds
R 5ds, j chain, 5ds, j middle R of clover, 5ds, smb, 5ds close
R 5ds, smb, 5ds, smb, 5ds, p, 5ds close
R 5ds, j, 5ds, j rosette, 10ds
Sew in thread ends and cut.
Make the second side, joining to the opposite side of the rosette as per the photograph.