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Half Moon Dreaming

This pattern started life as a hanky corner in the wonder book The Tatter’s Treasure Chest. I’ve add a chain instead of the edging to turn it into a necklace.

If you make this, I’d love to see the pictures of your results!

Centre Portion

R: 8ds p 6ds p 8ds cl rw
C: 8ds p 8ds p 8ds
R: 8ds join p of previous r, 6ds p 8ds cl rw
C: 6ds Do not RW

Clover
R: 8ds p 6ds p 6ds p 8ds cl
R: 8ds join p of previous r, 6ds p 6ds p 8ds cl
R: 8ds join p of previous r, 6ds p 6ds p 8ds cl rw

C: 6ds RW
R: 8ds join p of previous 6ds p 8ds cl rw
C: 6ds RW

R: 8ds p 8ds p 8ds cl rw
small R: 6ds join to free p of 2nd ring, 6ds, cl rw
R: 8ds join p of adjacent r, 8ds p 8ds cl rw
C: 9ds rw

R: 8ds p 8ds p 8ds cl rw
small R: 6ds join to free p of 1st ring, 6ds, cl rw
R: 8ds join 2nd p of adjacent r, 8ds p 8ds cl rw

C: 6ds RW
R: 8ds p 6ds p 8ds cl rw
C: 6ds RW

Clover
R: 8ds join p of previous r, 6ds p 6ds p 8ds cl
R: 8ds join p of previous r, 6ds p 6ds p 8ds cl
R: 8ds join p of previous r, 6ds p 6ds p 8ds cl rw

C: 6ds join to base of 1st ring

Cut and weave in ends.

Outer Edge

Attach thread to free p of centre ring of clover.

C: 6ds p 6ds p 6ds, join to adjacent r that has 1 free p
C: 6ds p 6ds p 6ds, join to p of next ring
C: 6ds p 6ds p 6ds, join to the joining p of two rings

C: 6ds p 6ds p 6ds p 6ds, join to joining p of two rings

C: 6ds p 6ds p 6ds, join to p of next ring
C: 6ds p 6ds p 6ds, join to p of first ring of clover
C: 6ds p 6ds p 6ds, join to centre p of centre ring of clover

To complete just the centre portion tie and weave in ends here.

To continue on to the chain of the necklace,
SR: 8/8
*C: make first half of the double stitch 5 times, followed by the second half 5 times. Repeat a further 4 times for 50 stitches
SR: 6/6
Repeat from * for desired length, finishing with a ring of 12 stitches instead of the split ring.
Tie and weave in ends.

Attach to start of the outer chain and repeat for the other side, making sure you add in a clasp on the final ring.

NB. If you don’t want to do split rings, you can add extra stitches in their place – tie a slip knot at points where the split ring would be so that the chains keep their shape.

14 thoughts on “Half Moon Dreaming”

  1. Hi, I am working on this pattern and I wanted to say thank you for sharing the pattern. Would you mind it I posted it on my blog and InTatters letting others know where to ‘find’ it? Thanks Kersti.

  2. I’d be delighted for you to post it on your blog and on InTatters – can’t wait to see 🙂

  3. I love this necklace, but I added a few beads, chain and ribbon I`d like to send a Photo,but don’t see how.

  4. Hi Kersti, I have done this several times and the pattern is not correct. I always comes out messed up in the center on the Motif. Would love it if you could post the correction on this pattern. I think it’s very pretty. Thank you, Frances

  5. OK so i’m not the only one who takes those old patterns and reworks them into jewelry, cool. I love the old German patterns for edgings. I’m always reworking those. thank you for making this young’un feel not so left out

  6. Tatted with Colour Complements hand-dyed #5 perle cotton – I added beads, used a floating ring instead of the split ring and chain, and used YLI silk ribbon for the chain. Not sure how to attach a photo, but it is in my Annual Tatted Motif Facebook group photo album: http://on.fb.me/1nVkE4M

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