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Rambling Flowers Insertion


Tatting Pattern by Anne Orr

This pattern can be found in Tatting with Anne Orr. Copyright has expired on Anne’s wonderful patterns.

A very striking pattern suitable for absolute beginners.

Instructions

  • Clover leaf
    • Ring: 5ds, p, 5ds, p, 5ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to last p of previous ring, (5ds, p)x2, 5ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to last p of previous ring, 5ds, p, 5ds
  • Chain: 4ds, (p, 4ds)x8
  • * Clover leaf
    • Ring: 5ds, join to last p of chain, 5ds, p, 5ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to last p of previous ring, (5ds, p)x2, 5ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to last p of previous ring, 5ds, p, 5ds
  • Chain: (4ds, p)x2, 4ds, join to free p of centre ring of preceding clover, (4ds, p)x5, 4ds
  • Repeat from * until you reach the desired length, joining the last chain to the free p of the centre ring of the last clover.

This insertion piece can be lengthened and shortened to fit whatever application you are needing it for. You will find that this pattern adapts very easily to a bookmark – simply create a piece that is about 20cm long and loop through a tassel when complete.

This insertion would look very nice if you used a green for the chains and a bright colour for the clovers, or flowers. Experiment!

If you make this pattern from this post, please let me know by leaving a comment – I’d love to see your work.

7 thoughts on “Rambling Flowers Insertion”

  1. I found the pattern in an old leaflet dated before 1920, those ones are all in the public domain.

  2. This reminds me of the cover background on the latest issue of International Old Lacers, Inc., The Bulletin. Can you tell whether it is the same thing? It’s so pretty!

  3. Taught myself how to tat, and looking for simple patterns to practice. Is this made with a shuttle only? I only know how to use a shuttle by itself. Thank you.

  4. This pattern is tricky – I would suggest my Tatted Bookmark as a beginner pattern. All of my patterns use the shuttle and ball. The ball thread is used to make chains.

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