Friday, June 29, 2018

A very Canadian tat-a-long, Day 1

Okay everyone, I hope you are ready!  Just a note that its not the end of the world if you don't have red and may not surprise you that my alternative sugestion for colors is green, gold, orange, yellow....

There is a pdf at the bottom of the page for those of you who prefer to print off patterns.

 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 for instructions.

Wind 2 yards on a shuttle CTM with ball

R         6 vsp 6 vsp 6 vsp 6
C         6 vsp 6 lj (vsp on ring)
C         4 vsp 4 vsp 4 vsp 4 vsp 4 lj (next vsp on ring)
C         6 vsp 6 lj (next vsp on ring)
C         3 vsp 3 lj (beginning of round)

We will continue from here tomorrow…

What?  Too quick?  For those of you that are super ambitious you can make a 2nd more exciting by adding a 6mm bead to the middle of the ring...

You can download a pdf here.
UPDATE...we've exceeded the limit of downloading for my Keep and Share files so I am posting it on the Fringe Element Tatters facebook group and in the Beginer Tatter Facebook Group.


Anyone out there? Say hi if you are......