Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Good morning & happy Halloween!
As promised, here are a couple of small FREE patterns for your Halloween treat:
Both motifs were tatted using a size 8 needle and Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk. They can be used for a myriad of purposes- scissor fobs, brooch foundations, pendant foundations, ornament foundations, etc.  Check out tomorrow's post to see how I further embellished each motif!

Motif 1 using Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S153 "Golden Moss":
You will need a small 4-hole button, 8 3mm Swarovski bicones and 16 size 11/0 seed beads.  With a size 8 tatting needle, tat as follows:
R 5 - 5 + (to button) 5 - 5 CL RW
CH 7 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead) 7 CL RW
R 5 + 10 - 5 CL RW
CH 7 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead) 7 CL RW
Continue around button until you have 8 Rs & 8 CHs.  Tie & cut, hide ends.
Motif 2 using Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in  S244 "Love of Life":
A small square, 4-hole button is needed along with a size 8 tatting needle.  Tat as follows:
R 7 - 7 + (to button) 7 - 7 CL RW
CH 5 very small - 3 followed by 3 graduated -s 3  very small - 5 CL RW
R 5 + 10 - 5 CL RW
Continue around motif until you have 8 Rs & 8 CHs.  Tie & cut, hide ends.
PLEASE NOTE: The patterns that I post to my blog presuppose you already possess a basic knowledge of needle tatting.  Shuttle tatters usually are able to tat my patterns, but if they encounter a problem, I will do my best to help. 
Well, I am off to the Atelier.  My hot cocoa is waiting and I have a few more embellishments to finish on one of the motifs featured above.  I need to get the tatting out of the way so I can prepare for our family Halloween celebration.  We are going to have a nice campfire in the woods, toast marshmallows and enjoy a few treats from my kitchen.
Hope you all have a wonderful All Hallow's Eve!  Until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. I don't think I will have any problems shuttle tatting those little patterns so far, happy Halloween

  2. Thanks, don't think I will have a problem with doing it with either shuttle or needle. Getting time to tat is anther thing. Happy Halloween.

  3. Those patterns are really nice!! Thank you for sharing them!! :)

  4. Those are very nice patterns. Where do you get your Valdani Silk? I would really like to try some of that.