As promised, here is today's TREAT!
And it is the prize in my special one day giveaway!
To enter, leave a comment on the blog between now and tomorrow morning no later than 10 AM CST. I will then pick a winner, notify said winner via email and subsequently snail mail the ornament tomorrow afternoon.
The Halloween ornament was made with a quilting fabric yoyo enhanced with Valdani size 8 COLORFAST pearl cotton in M7 "Falling Leaves". To make one of your own, run the tatting needle through the edge of the yoyo and tat the first round of chains with the following counts:
CH7 followed by 5 graduated -s 7 CL + to yoyo a little ways over from the beginning point and continue around motif. For last CH simply do a CH9 and + at base of first CH. Then add another round of CHs with a count of 19 around motif, weaving CHs through in a Celtic manner. You do not need to tat a CH through the last CH previously tatted (the one without picots). Tie, cut & hide ends.
To tat the hanging loop for the ornament, run the tatting needle through the center top ds cap of the small plain CH and ripple tat to your desired length. I used the counts of 10 of the 1st half ds, 10 counts of the 2nd half ds until I had the appropriate length. CL and run needle through the top of the ds cap next to where you began working.
For the center of the motif:
Run the needle through one of the pleats at the center of the yoyo and tat CH1 followed by 9 large -s 1CL + to center of yoyo and continue around, creating a nice fluffy center. You may want to + to every other pleat in the center. It all depends on how fluffy you'd like your work to be. Join last CH at beginning of work, tie, cut & hide ends.
I have used these to make ornaments for just about every holiday and have even done some for wedding favors. I hope you will have fun with this little trick to tat a treat for yourself or someone special! And don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the Halloween Ornament!