Tatting, Tatting Patterns

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.

Craft, Tatting, Tatting Patterns

Stumpy Tatted Bookmark Pattern

Stumpy

© 1998 Kersti Anear

The bookmark on the left is shown original size and was tatted using six strands of DMC embroidery cotton for both the shuttle and ball threads. It reminds me of the Stumpy-Tail lizards of Australia.

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 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 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.

Recipes

Pecan Pie

OK, we did cheat a little with this one – we used some shop bought shortcrust pie cases, but honestly the amount of time that they save is well worth it in my opinion.

This may well be the easiest recipe on the planet to make – so if you’re new to baking, this is the one for you!

Ingredients
10 single serve pastry cases, or 1 large pastry case
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup light corn syrup or glucose syrup
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
30g butter, melted
125g pecans

Method
Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well.

Pour into pastry cases and bake at 170C for 20 minutes (small) or 55 minutes (large) or until set. Cool.

Notes
Recipe can be made 2 days ahead.

Suitable for freezing and microwaving.