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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.