I tatted a Christmas doily this weekend while camping in the Piney Woods. Over the next few days, I will post images and counts for your Christmas tatting pleasure.
You will need a size 7 tatting needle and 1 ball each of Valdani size 8 pearl cotton in colors M43 & M41 for the foundation motif.
Using M43 and working off the ball, tat a motif of 12 Rs & CHs with the following counts:
R 5-5 (3 graduated picots, sm, med, sm) 5-5 CL RW
CH 7 (5 graduated picots, sm, med, lg, med, sm) 7 CL RW
R 5+5 (3 graduated picots) 5-5 CL RW
Continue tatting for a total of 12 Rs & CHs. Join last CH to base of 1st R, tie & cut, hide ends.
Now, onto the "accent tatting" round:
Using M41 and working off the ball, thread needle and run needle through joining - of any previously tatted R. Tat as follows around motif:
CH 12 CL + to next joining picot. At last CH, tie & cut, hide ends.
Round two will be featured on tomorrow's post.
Have you done all of your Christmas shopping? I am mostly through, although I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of a few items. A store owner friend of mine had to special order a little something or two for my husband. I hope it all arrives in time!
Well, I am off to the kitchen to bake more edible Christmas goodies. Have a great day & until tomorrow~