Monday, December 21, 2020
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
This is an old pattern that I made into a kit for the Palmetto Tatdays in 2015. Its very cute on a mini Christmas tree.
Vicki Clarke 2015
1.5 yard of size 20 thread for skirt
½ yard of size 20 thread for wings
6mm bead for head
Jingle bell (1/2 inch approximately)
1. Make motif in diagram leaving a long tail of thread
2. Tat one pair of angle wings.
3. To assemble pull the skirt thread down through the top of the bell
4. Pull the thread up through the 6mm head bead.
5. Tie wings on between the 6mm head bead and the skirt.
5. Make a hanger by tying knot in loop near the bead large enough it doesn’t slip back through the bead.
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
I made this Christmas tree last year when I did my thread Advent Calendar using the skeins of thread I'd purchased over the years but hadn't used yet. Each day I would open the drawer in the calendar, take out the skein of hand-dyed thread and tat with it. There wasn't a specific pattern, I would just play around and see what I could come up with. This is one of the patterns that came from the experience. The thread used in the picture is from Marilee Rockley and is called Spooky (it's currently in her Etsy shop Yarnplayer). I know, strange colors to inspire a Christmas tree.
Advent Christmas Tree
tp- twisted picot, make a long picot and before joining to this picot you will twist the picot. This creates a point
lj- lock join, where to join is indicated in brackets.
Wind 1 yard onto a shuttle, or leave an appropriate tail on a needle:
R1 5 vsp 5 vsp 5 vsp 5
C1 12 lj (1st p) 10 lj (2nd p)
R2 4 vsp 4 vsp 4 vsp 4
C2 8 lj (1st p R2) 6 lj (2nd p R2)
C3 3 vsp 3 vsp 3 vsp 3 lj (2nd p R2)
C 4 6 lj (3rd p R2) 8 lj (base of R2) 10 lj (3rd p R1) lj to beginning
C 6 lj (1st lj C1) 3
C 8 lj (between C1 and C2) 6
C 4 lj (1st lj C2) 2
C 4 lj (1st vsp C3) 1
C 3 lj (2nd vsp C3) 2 tp 1 + (tp) 3 lj (2nd vsp C3) 3
C 1 lj (3rd p of C3) 4
C 2 lj (1st lj C4) 4
C 6 lj (between R1 and R2) 8
C 4 lj (3rd lj of C4) 6
C 12 join to beginning cut and tie