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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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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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Sweet Heart Tatted Bookmark Pattern

©2001 Kersti Anear

Instructions

Start with the main clover leaf:
Ring 3 (8p sep 3) 3
Ring 3 + (last p of PR) 3 (11p sep 3) 3
Ring 3 + (last p of PR) 3 (7p sep 3) 3. Turn.
Chain 5 (9p sep 2) 2. Turn.
Ring 2 – 2 + (5th p of PR) 2 – 2. Turn.
Chain 2 (11p sep 2) 2. Turn.
Ring 2 – 2 + (3rd p of 2nd R) 2 – 2. Turn.
Chain 2 (6p sep 2) 2. Turn.
Ring 2 – 2 + (6th p of 2nd R) 2 – 2. Turn.
Chain 2 (8p sep 2) 2. Turn.
Ring 2 – 2 + (7th p of 2nd R) 2 – 2. Turn.
Chain 2 (6p sep 2) 2. Turn.
Ring 2 – 2 + (10th p of 2nd R) 2 – 2. Turn.
Chain 2 (11p sep 2) 2. Turn.
Ring 2 – 2 + (5th p of 3rd R) 2 – 2. Turn.
Chain 2 (8p sep 2) 2 + (1st p of 1st Ch).

Tail:
6 first-half stitches
6 second-half stitches
Repeat until the tail is the desired length.

Tail end clover:
Ring 3 (5p sep 3) 3
Ring 3 + (last p of PR) 3 (6p sep 3) 3
Ring 3 + (last p of PR) 3 (4p sep 3) 3
Tie and cut.

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Floral Tatted Bookmark Pattern

Floral BookmarkFloral Bookmark

© 1998 Kersti Anear

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

Please note – this is NOT a beginner pattern. You should be reasonably confident with your tatting before you attempt this one.

This would have to be one of my favourite patterns to make up.

Instructions

  • Ring A : 4ds, p, 6ds, 5p sep 4ds, 4ds
  • Chain A
    • Petal A: 3ds, p 12ds, p, 3ds, join to 1st p of ring A,
    • Petal B: 3ds, join to petal A, 12ds, p, 3ds, join to ring A
    • Petal C: 3ds, join to petal B, 6ds, 3p sep 3ds, 3ds, join to ring A
    • Petal D: 3ds, join to petal C, 3ds, p, 12ds, join to ring A
    • Stalk: 3ds, p, 15ds, p, 3ds
  • Turn over work
  • * Ring B : 4ds, join to Petal D, 6ds, join to Petal C, 3ds, 4p sep 3ds, 3ds
  • Chain A
    • Petal A: 3ds, join to previous stalk, 12ds, p, 3ds, join to 1st p of ring B,
    • Petal B: 3ds, join to petal A, 12ds, p, 3ds, join to ring B
    • Petal C: 3ds, join to petal B, 6ds, 3p sep 3ds, 3ds, join to ring B
    • Petal D: 3ds, join to petal C, 3ds, p, 12ds, join to ring B
    • Stalk: 3ds, join to petal D, 15ds, p, 3ds
  • Turn over work
  • Repeat from * 4 times
  • Ring B : 4ds, join to Petal D, 6ds, join to Petal C, 3ds, 4p sep 3ds, 3ds
  • Chain A
    • Petal A: 3ds, join to previous stalk, 12ds, p, 3ds, join to 1st p of ring B,
    • Petal B: 3ds, join to petal A, 12ds, p, 3ds, join to ring B
    • Petal C: 3ds, join to petal B, 12ds, p, 3ds, join to ring B
    • Petal D: 3ds, join to petal C, 12ds, join to ring C of Previous flower, 3ds
    • Join to last p of Ring B. Tie and 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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Zahra Tatted Bookmark Pattern

Zahra

Zahra

© 1998 Kersti Anear

This is a pattern I created over 10 years ago (!!!). Since we’ve got a bookmark exchange going on now, I thought it was time to dust these off and get them re-posted. Sample shown original size and tatted using three strands of DMC embroidery cotton for both the shuttle and ball threads.

Instructions

  • Ring A of 2ds, p 3ds, 4p sep 3ds, 2ds
  • * Chain of 5ds p 3ds
  • Ring of 7ds, join to last p of previous ring, 3ds, p, 2ds
  • Chain 4ds
  • Ring 2ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, 3p sep 3ds, 4ds, p, 2ds
  • Chain 4ds
  • Ring of 2ds, join to last p of previous ring, 3ds, p, 7ds
  • Chain 3ds, p, 5ds
  • Ring 2ds, join to last p of previous ring, 3ds, 4p sep 3ds, 2ds
  • Repeat from * 3 times
  • Chain of 5ds p 3ds
  • Ring of 7ds, join to last p of previous ring, 3ds, p, 2ds
  • Chain 4ds
  • Ring 2ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, 3p sep 3ds, 4ds, p, 2ds
  • Chain 2ds, join to last p of previous ring, 3ds, p, 7ds, p, 7ds, p, 3ds, p, 2ds
  • Ring 2ds, join to last p of previous chain, 3ds, 4p sep 3ds, 2ds
  • * Chain of 5ds, join to p of opposing chain, 3ds
  • Ring of 7ds, join to last p of previous ring, 3ds, p, 2ds
  • Chain 4ds
  • Ring 2ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, 3p sep 3ds, 4ds, p, 2ds
  • Chain 4ds
  • Ring of 2ds, join to last p of previous ring, 3ds, p, 7ds
  • Chain 3ds, join to p of opposing chain, 5ds
  • Ring 2ds, join to last p of previous ring, 3ds, 4p sep 3ds, 2ds
  • Repeat from * 3 times
  • Chain of 5ds, join to p of opposing chain, 3ds
  • Ring of 7ds, join to last p of previous ring, 3ds, p, 2ds
  • Chain 4ds
  • Ring 2ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, 3p sep 3ds, 4ds, p, 2ds
  • Chain 2ds, join to last p of previous ring, 3ds, p, 7ds, p, 7ds, p, 3ds, join to first p of first ring A, 2ds

Join 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.