Patterns

Thursday, September 5, 2019

I wish I was at Palmetto Tat Days, aka The Honey Comb Charm

It's here! Palmetto Tat Days 2019 starts today!  
Every year I send a kit and pattern down for the grab bags they give to each lucky attendee.  This year I found these awesome hexagon shaped woodies that made me think of Mary Kay Ash's quote about the Bumble Bee and its unlikely flight.  I think it goes well with the theme of Tatting Tale Tails.  
The pattern is posted below so those of us who aren't attending can still share in the fun.  PLUS I was too lazy to print off the pattern and fold it up into the kits so everyone getting the kit is being directed here.  So we can all share in the fun.  An ice drop gem fits perfectly into the pattern to replace the hexagon shaped woody.  So no need to search all over for the woody.  The link to download the pattern is below and I will add it to the Ice Drop Addicts group on Facebook so you have a couple places to pick up the pattern. http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/view.php?id=8241917&da=y
Honey Comb Charm
Victats@gmail.com 2019

I wish I was at Palmetto’s 2019….
Each motif needs 1.5 yards on shuttle and 1 yard for ball thread
1st Motif
R1       3 - 3- 3
R2       3 - 3 – 3
C1       3 – 3 – 3
*R       3 + (p on prev ring) 3- 3
R         3 - 3 – 3*
C         3 + (p on prev chain) 3 – 3*
Repeat from * to * around motif 
On the last picot, join to the first picot on the first chain.
Cut and hide ends

2nd Motif
R1       3 – 3 + (picot R1 on 1st motif) 3
R2       3 - 3 + (picot R2 on 1st motif) 3
C1       3 – 3 – 3
 *R       3 + (p on prev ring) 3 + (picot R3 on 1st motif) 3
R         3 + (1st picot R4 on 1st motif) 3 - 3
C         3 + (p on prev chain) 3 – 3*

Repeat from * to * around, each time matching the joins to the next set of rings.
Before joining the last rings slip in hexagon
On the last picot join to the first picot on the first chain.
End the round joining back to C1 on 2nd motif

Then:
Chain 30- 40 double stitches to create a hanger or loop to attach to something.  Then join to C1 on the first motif.  Hide ends

Then:
Make a tassel through the picot on the bottom.










Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A new sight

I've visisted the Jo-Ann's Fabrics  in Ogdensburg, NY for several years and have never found anything to do with tatting.  I realise that some stores do have tatting supplies but never this one.  So it was a surprise that when I did my every visit check for the status of tatting that I actually found shuttles.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July!!!

Wishing all of you a Happy 4th of July weekend!!!!


Terms
R- ring
C- chain
+ join
sp- small picot
SCMR- self closing mock ring. See http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/SCMR.pdf for instructions

Day 3

Round 1
*R       3 +( above 1st lj of rocket) 3
C         10
SCMR                        3
C         10
R         3 +( above 2nd  lj of rocket) 3
C         10*
Tat from * to *, each time moving to a different rocket.

Round 2
*R       3 +(space above ring) 3
C         12
SCMR                        3
C         12
R         3 +(space above next ring) 3
C         12*
Tat from * to *, each time moving to a different rocket.



Wednesday, July 3, 2019

4th of JulyTat-a-long Day 2


 There might be a few ends to today's portion but I believe you can overcome any ends phobias.  
  Muahahaha!

4th of July Tat-a-long 2019
Rockets Red
Vicki Clarke 2019 Victats@gmail.com

Terms
R- ring
C- chain
sp- small picot
+ join
SCMR- self closing mock ring. See http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/SCMR.pdf for instructions

Day 2

24 inches red thread on shuttle CTM with ball
R         4 sp 4 sp 4 vsp 4
C         4 lj (1st sp) 3
SCMR                        2
C         3 lj (2nd sp) 4 lj (3rd sp) 18
Cut ends leaving a long enough tail to hide ends.  Pass the Chain up through one ring and down through the next ring.  Tie to beginning and hide ends.  Make 5 rockets, making sure that they all go through the rings in the same direction.
See you tomorrow!

Monday, July 1, 2019

A Very Canadian Tat-a-Long Day 3

Happy Canada Day
I was tempted this morning to do the whole post in red. I stiffled the urge since I didn't think you would be able to read the pattern.  We are so used to black.

Don't forget that tomorrow the 4th of July Tat-a-long will start.  I will likely be posting later in the day since I'm back to work tomorrow.  You will need red, white and blue thread. 

Cheers

Materials

white thread
2 shuttles or one needle
crochet hook

Terms
C- chain
R- ring
SR- split ring
vsp- very small picot
lj- lock join.  Make a lock join by using a crochet hook to pull shuttle thread through the joining space.  This creates a loop and you pass the shuttle through the loop then tighten to remove excess thread.  In these patterns a lock join is often joined to the space between chains.  Where to do the lj is indicated in brackets.  For example lj (C2 & 3) means a lj in the space between the 2nd and 3rd chain.
rw- reverse work; turn the tatting towards you to change the direction the chain is facing
LSC- lock stitch chain,
SCMR- self closing mock ring.  See http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/SCMR.pdf for instructions.
slt- shoe lace trick

Day 3

Wind 2 shuttles CTM with white thread 

*R       5 +(7th picot on maple leaf) 5
R         5 +(1st picot on next maple leaf) 5
C         10
SR       5/6
SR       5/6
SR       5/6
C         4
R         10+(2nd picot on Maple leaf) 10
C         10
SCMR                        3 p 3
C         10
R         10+(2nd picot on Maple leaf) 10
C         14
R         10+(3rd picot on Maple leaf) 10
C         10
SCMR                        5 p 5
C         10
R         10+(5th picot on Maple leaf) 10
C         14
R         10+(6th  picot on Maple leaf) 10
C         10
SCMR                        3 p 3
C         10
R         10+(6th  picot on Maple leaf) 10
C         4
SR       5/6
SR       5/6
SR       5/6
C         10*

Repeat from * to * around maple leaves.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

A Very Canadian Tat-a-Long Day 2

Day 2 is a little bit longer with a couple twists and turns.  If you would like to keep things short and simple then when done tatting Day 2 add a tassel to the final ring.  However, if you would like to make something a little bit bigger then make 3.


The spot of dirt on the right didn't
show up until now.  Please ignore it lol!

Terms
C- chain
R- ring
vsp- very small picot
lj- lock join.  Make a lock join by using a crochet hook to pull shuttle thread through the joining space.  This creates a loop and you pass the shuttle through the loop then tighten to remove excess thread.  In these patterns a lock join is often joined to the space between chains.  Where to do the lj is indicated in brackets.  For example lj (C2 & 3) means a lj in the space between the 2nd and 3rd chain.
rw- reverse work; turn the tatting towards you to change the direction the chain is facing
SCMR- self closing mock ring.  See http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/SCMR.pdf for instructions.
slt- shoe lace trick

Day 2

R         5 vsp 5 vsp 5
LSC    4
SR       6/6 ***before closing this ring slip the center motif through the ring so the chains are caught in the ring.***
C         vsp 10 lj (closest vsp of motif 1) 3
SCMR                        1 p 1
C         3 lj (next vsp) tw slt 10 +(vsp next ring)  4
R         1 p 1
C         4 +(next vsp same ring)  10 +( vsp top ring) 4
R         1 p 1
C         3
R         3 p 3
C         3
R         1 p 1
C         4 +(next vsp top ring) 10 +(vsp next ring) 4
R         1 p 1
C         4 +(next vsp) 10 +(vsp next ring) tw slt 3
SCMR                        1 p 1
C         3 lj(next vsp)  10 lj(vsp 1st C)
LSC    10
R         6 p 6  ***I did this as a single shuttle split ring and hid the ends as I made it. ***

***If you are making the larger project then on the 2nd and 3rd motif the final ring with be:
R         6 +(1st motif) 6



Saturday, June 29, 2019

A Very Canadian Tat-a-long 2019 DAY 1

Once again to celebrate the days leading up to Canada Day I have developed a theme related pattern,  This year it will last 3 days but if you are not interested in a longer project then a simple motif is made by Day 2.  No surprise that if you are going with theme the thread is red and white.  No surprise that you could choose to do leafy colors if you aren't interested in a Canada Day related project.

Just a warning that the diagrams have been made to compliment the written instructions. 
This year I won't upload to keep and share until after the tat-a-long ends but will put the instructions here on my blog and on facebook.

A Very Canadian Tat-a-long 2019
Boxy Maple Leaf
Vicki Clarke 2019 victats@gmail.com

Terms
C- chain
R- ring
vsp- very small picot
+ join

Materials
 Red and white thread
Shuttle or needle
Crochet hook

Day 1

Center Motif part 1
Wind 24 inches of Red thread on shuttle CTM with ball
R         5 vsp 5 vsp 5
C         10 vsp 10
R         5 vsp 5 vsp 5
Hide ends.

Center Motif  part 2


Wind 24 inches of Red thread on shuttle CTM with ball
R         5 vsp 5 vsp 5
C         10 +(join to vsp on C of 1st motif) 10
R         5 vsp 5 vsp 5
Hide ends (I made the last ring of each part a single shuttle split ring and hid then chain end on the non loop side.  You can find a tutorial for a single shuttle split ring here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnlJBw4lCG4

See you Tomorrow!

If you are super ambitious make 3 sets of the center motif, if time is limited then just make 1.