Pleated Skirt Motif

Pleated Skirt Motif Happily tatting away while watching TV – it’s a recipe for disaster when you don’t know the pattern. After I’d finished and taken photos I pulled out the original pattern and oops – looks like I misread that! On the upshot, that means a new design 🙂

The finished product to me looks a little like a pleated skirt – I really quite like it. Not sure at this stage what I’ll make of it, it’s too big for a pendant and too small for a standard doily.

The sample here is needle tatted using size 10 crochet cotton.

Copyright 2009 Kersti Anear

First Row

Ring: 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds, cl

*Chain: 6ds, 3p sep 2ds, 6ds
Ring: 4ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds, cl
Repeat from * until you have 7 rings.

Chain: 6ds, 3p sep 2ds, 6ds
Ring: 4ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, p, 4ds, join to first p of first ring, 4ds, cl
Chain: 6ds, 3p sep 2ds, 6ds

Join to base of first ring/chain.
Weave in ends and cut thread.

Second Row

* Ring: 5ds, p, 5ds, cl
Chain: 5ds, 3p sep 2ds, 5ds
Ring: 2ds, p, join to p of previous ring, 2p, join to centre p of chain on previous row, 4p, 2ds, cl
Chain: 5ds, 3p sep 2ds, 5ds
Ring: 5ds, join to 2nd last p of previous ring, 5ds, cl
Chain: 5ds, 3p sep 2ds, 5ds
Repeat from * until you have all 8 groups completed.
Join to base of first ring/chain.
Weave in ends and cut.