Hope everyone has had a nice long weekend. It has been so nice here in the Piney Woods! Even with the threat of the tropical storm, we have enjoyed ourselves.
These are my results from sitting outside the husband's workshop tatting away while he makes goodies for me. I found an old notebook from the early 90's in which I had compiled some of my designs. It made me want to tat up a few little quick items to share with y'all.
This motif was inspired by an old brooch base design of mine. I dug out a skein of Anchor perle cotton and tatted away. The finished piece above will grace the side of a cloche I am currently crocheting for myself.
To begin this motif, simply tat 6 interlocking chain-rings of 11 sm- med- sm- 11 CL Join last CHR to first, tie & hide ends.
The second part is very simple. Run the needle through the top bar of the ds to the left of the picots of any CHR, tat as follows: 5 with 7 graduated -s 5 CL + to the top bar of the ds to the right of the picots, 1ds + to the left of the next set of picots and continue around the motif, + at beginning of round, tie, cut & hide ends.
This is the base of a pendant I created in 1994 for a friend. Tat as follows:
CH13+ to top bar of ds to right of first - , continue around motif, tie, cut, & hide ends.
The second round goes:
Run needle through top bar of ds next to previously tatted CH, tat each CH around motif as
CH5 7 graduated picots 5 CL + at ds to the right of the next prev tatted CH. You will need to cut a good length of thread from the ball and pull it through to create the Celtic look.
Another stitch variation of the second round is:
CH 7 5 graduated picots 7 CL.
I do hope that I have caught all of the typos & such. I don't know if it is Blogger or me, but I cannot preview my post today and the spell check seems to want to hang up.
Enjoy the patterns and have a wonderful Labor Day.
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