Thursday, August 12, 2010

So sketchy...

My posting has been sketchy I admit it. I would like to blame someone else but its my fault. I keep leaving my stuff all over the place. Just as I realise that I have a slot for my photo card on my laptop and don't need my camera cord (lost but found) I misplace my camera. After 2 weeks of searching the house I finally find it at the clinic... in the last place I looked. You know how I feel about posts with no pictures so I've been immobilized too afraid to post without a picture!

So good news I have a picture and a pattern to post. Its a pattern based around a bead so you'll need to stick pretty close to the original thread size. I used DMC size 8 thread which is ridiculously easy to find and comes in a lot of colors (my sister bought a crap load at a bizarre). I'm thinking you can probably use size 20 tatting thread.

Bear Heart
Vicki Clarke 2010
(click on title for hyperlink to word document)


bear bead (you can buy this bead by the 100's at a dollar store)
DMC size 8 thread wound CTM with 1 yard on shuttle. Size 20 tatting thread will work as well
ls- lock stitch
lj- lock join
DNRW- do not reverse work

Start by pulling thread from top to bottom through bear bead and hold loop using a paperclip.

Ch1 ls 3-4-4-4 lj (to space held by paperclip) 4-4-4-4 lj (to beginning just under the lock stitch)

Round 2
Ch 8
R 3 + (to 1st p of Ch1) 3
Ch 12
R 3 + (to 2nd p of Ch1) 3
Ch 6
R 3 + (to 3rd p of Ch 1) 3 DNRW
Ch 8
R 3 - 3
R 3 + (to 4th p of Ch1) 3
Ch 6
R 3 + (to 5th p of Ch1) 3
Ch 12
R 3 + (to 6th p of Ch1) 3
Ch 8 join back to beginning, cut and tie

If you have any questions or feedback about the pattern please let me know at I'm working on making friends with Adobe so I can give you patterns in a better format but I'm computer dumb. It may take awhile.


  1. I bet this little heart will look great on some hair clips for my granddaughters.
    (is tardcab-word verification-a new form of transportation for Dr. Who??)

  2. I have been trying to figure out how to start a motif around a big bear button! Also, I know there is a good instructional on Jane E's website, but I have been too lazy to hunt it down.

    To my delight you posted this tonight! All clear now. I can use extrapolate and use my pattern, no probs.

    Thanks a ton!
    Fox : )

  3. Love it I wonder if you can use other buttons will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  4. Victats,
    Thankyou for sharing your beautiful work & pattern with everyone.

  5. Hi victats i love your heart. Have used your pattern to tat a heart bead i had from a friend. I have added beads.I have added a picture of it on my blog Lady picot please add a comment.

  6. There are free online programs where you can convert a word document to pdf. Is that what you're looking into - making the pattern a pdf file?

  7. Thanks Vickie, love the design and also Lady Picots use of the heart button.


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