Patterns

Monday, October 21, 2019

Boo-yah ghost

I thought I was so smart figuring out tatting a circle around the cluny but then I saw it on Instagram lol.  Not as smart as I thought I was...

Boo-yah Ghost

All clunies are 12 passes.

Clunny (1)
Chain 14, lock join to beginning of cluny
Chain 14, lock join to end of cluny
Cluny (2)
Chain 14, alligator join between clunies
Chain 14, lock join to end of clunny 2
(Note that if you want a smooth ring do a Catherine Wheel join instead of lock, I found it didn't make a difference)
Chain 24
Clunny (3)
Chain 4
SCMR 4
Chain 4
Clunny (4)
Chain 24, lock join above outside lock join on eye
Chain 8
SCMR 2 p 1 p 1 p 1 p 1 p 2
Chain 8, lock join same as previous lock join
Chain 20
SCMR 2 p 2
Chain 20, lock join to eye
Chain 8
SCMR 2 p 1 p 1 p 1 p 1 p 2
Chain 8, join to beginning
and hide ends

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Pumpkin Purse Charm!

So my hands are sore ftom tatting with Lizbeth metallic.  (Love it....we just need black...)  So to give them a rest I decided to make clunnies lol.  At least it gave my hand a chance to cramp in a different position!   The result are a couple Halloweenish motifs.  The first is the pumpkin purse charm...


Pumpkin Purse Charm

Note all clunnies are 12 passes.

Start with a cluny (1)
Chain 10
Cluny (2), lock join to start of 1st cluny
Chain 4
Clunny (3), lock join to start of 2nd cluny
Chain 10
Cluny (4), lock join to start of 3rd cluny
Chain 4
Cluny (5), lock join to start of 4th cluny
Chain 10
Cluny (6), lock join to start of 5th cluny
Chain 6, lock join to above space where the 3rd and 4th cluny join
Chain 6, lock join to start of cluny 1
Switch colors to green, turn work
Chain 10, lock join above middle clunies
Chain 10, lock join to end of cluny 6,
Slt, turn work
Chain 12, lock join above 3rd and 4th cluny,
Chain 12, lock join same place
Chain 12, join and tie off at cluny 1




Saturday, October 19, 2019

A little twisted...

The famous twisted nature of the Lizbeth metallic thread has struck again!  I usually keep this ball in this pod like bag but not when tatting from it, so I have a little tangle.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Every Witch Way

I started the Every Witch Way pattern by Barbara Benson.  Its very addictive...

Thursday, September 19, 2019

I wish I were at the Fringe Element Tatdays 2019

I'm not able to go to the Fringe Element Tatdays this year but I am still able to be there in heart. I invite you to do the same with this pattern called Ballroom Blitz

Its called that because it kinda looks like the anarchy sign a bit and I had an image of the rebellious tatters rioting through the hotel with shuttle and needles in hand to get to the vending tables lol. Also the weekend is a riot of tatting!


Ballroom Blitz Heart
Vicki Clarke 2019

R- ring
C- chain
SCMR- self closing mock ring
vsp- very small picot
lj- lock join
p- picot
AJ- alligator join, put the ball thread behind area indicated and the shuttle (needle) thread in front then continue tatting

Center:           R         3 vsp 6 vsp 6 vsp 6 vsp 3

Round 1
C                     3 lj (1st vsp) 5
SCMR                        4 p 4
C                     5 lj (2nd vsp) 5
SCMR                        4 p 4
C                     5 lj (3rd vsp) 5
SCMR                        4 p 4
C                     5 lj (4th vsp) 3 lj (beginning)

Round 2

C         16 AJ (base of 1st SCMR) 12 AJ (base of 2nd SCMR) 12 AJ (base of 3rd SCMR) 16 join to beginning.  Add tail of 20 lock stitches and tassel

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.