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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.

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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.

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Tutu Motif

tutu1This gorgeous motif is a variation of a traditional design. It reminds me of a dancer in a tutu, hence the name I’ve given it 🙂

The sample here was needle tatted Caron Watercolours – colour 045 Flame.

R 6ds, lrg p, 6ds
Ch (3ds, p)x6 3ds
R 6ds, join first ring, 6ds
Ch 3ds, p, 12ds
R 6ds, join first ring, 6ds
Ch 7ds, p, 7ds
R 6ds, join first ring, 6ds

Ch 12ds, p, 3ds join to base of first ring
Ch 3ds, join p of prev chain, do not reverse work or tie off chain
* Ch 9ds
R 4ds, join to first chain, 4ds
Repeat from * until all picots on first chain are joined to by a ring
Ch 9ds, join chain, 3ds, join to base of ring
Tie off and cut.

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Celandine Necklace

Necklace by Kersti

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

Rosette
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

Close up
Close up of the design adapted from an edging by Mary Konior.

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.

Clover
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.

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Jessica Tatted Bookmark Pattern

Jessica BookmarkJessica Bookmark

© 1998 Kersti Anear

Sample shown original size and tatted using DMC’s Coton A Broder in colour number 561.

Instructions

  • First Row:
    • Ring: 5ds, large p, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • * Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, large p, 5ds
    • Chain: 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, large p, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, join to last p of 3rd chain of previous motif, 4ds, p, 4ds
    • Repeat from * 4 times
  • Turn
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
  • Second Row
    • Chain 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to p of first free ring, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • * Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to p of first r of opposing motif, 5ds
    • Chain: 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to p of next free ring, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, join to last p of 3rd chain of previous motif, 4ds, p, 4ds
    • Repeat from * twice
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to p of first r of opposing motif, 5ds
    • Chain 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds, join to base of first p of first row
    • Tie and cut.

Cut embroidery cotton into lengths that are twice the length of the bookmark, fold over and join through end.

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Matilda Tatted Bookmark Pattern

Matilda

Matilda

© 1998 Kersti Anear

Sample shown original size and tatted using three strands of DMC embroidery cotton for both the shuttle and ball threads.

Instructions

  • Ring A of 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds
  • * Chain of 6ds p 6ds
  • Ring of 4ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
  • Repeat from * 3 times
  • Chain A of 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds
  • End motif
    • Ring of 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • * Chain A
    • Ring of 4ds p 4ds, join to centre p of first ring of end motif, 4ds p 4ds
    • Repeat from * 3 times
  • Chain A
  • Ring of 4ds p 4ds, join to centre p of opposing ring, 4ds p 4ds
  • * Chain of 6ds p 6ds
  • Ring of 4ds, join to last p of preceding ring, 4ds, joint to centre p of opposing ring, 4ds p 4ds
  • Repeat from * 3 times
  • Chain A
  • End Motif
  • Chain AJoin to base of Ring A. Tie & cut.

Cut embroidery cotton into lengths that are twice the length of the bookmark, fold over and join through Ring A.

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Tatted Bookmark Pattern

© 1998 Kersti Anear

The bookmark on the left is shown original size and was tatted using three strands of DMC embroidery cotton for both the shuttle and ball threads.

Instructions

  • Ring A : 5ds p 10 ds p 5ds
  • Ring B : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds
  • Ring C : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
  • Chain A : 5ds
  • Ring D : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds
  • Chain B : 5ds p 10ds
  • Clover Leaf
    • 1st Ring : 10ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 5ds
    • 2nd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
    • 3rd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 10ds
  • Chain C: 10ds p 5ds
  • Ring D
  • Chain B
  • Clover Leaf
  • Ring D
  • Chain B
  • Clover Leaf
  • Ring D
  • Chain A
  • Ring 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
  • Ring B
  • Ring C
  • Chain A
  • Ring D
  • Chain D : 5ds join to opposite chain, 10ds
  • Clover Leaf
  • Chain E : 10ds join to opposite chain, 5ds
  • Ring D
  • Chain D
  • Clover Leaf
  • Chain E
  • Ring D
  • Chain D
  • Clover Leaf
  • Chain E
  • Ring D joining to Ring A
  • Chain A and join to base of first three Rings.

Cut embroidery cotton into lengths that are twice the length of the bookmark, fold over and join through one of the end Ring Bs.

As you can see, it is very easy to lengthen this bookmark if you so desire.