I was trying to fight my slow shop induced boredom and/or depression when I decided to work on the motif I used for some recent gifts. After some fiddling around I thought I'd turn them into a small gift for all of you. So without further ado, your free tatting pattern gift.
Four Or Five Motif
ds - double stitch
p - picot
rw - reverse work
sp - small picot
Four Point version in two rounds
Center: 4 rings
Ring: *3ds 1p 6ds 1p 6ds 1p 3ds close, do not rw
Repeat from * 3 times joining at first and last picots, cut and tie
Ring: 6ds join to joining picot of center round 6ds 1sp 6ds 1p 6ds close rw
Chain: 2ds 1p 2ds join to top picot of center round ring 2ds 1p 2ds close do not rw
Split Ring: 6ds join to joining picot of center round 6ds / 6ds 1p 6ds close do not rw
Repeat chain and split rings around joining last chain to picot of first ring.
Five Point Version in two rounds
Center: 5 rings
All stitch counts are the same with just an extra ring.
All stitch counts are the same with one extra repeat.
Notes: The five ring version will need to be either pressed or blocked to lay flat. I used size 10 thread and a size 5 needle for mine.
Both version can also be worked in one round by using a split ring of 3ds 1p 6ds / 3ds 1p 6ds as the last ring in the center round and starting the next round with a chain and working all rings in that round as split rings.
Like all my free patterns, I'd appreciate it if you would please use it for personal use, gift giving or off line sale only. I do hope that you like the gift and yes, I will try to let a few more of my patterns out into the world in the new year. Also, I just saw that this is my 1500th blog post. Yikes that's a lot of posts... thanks for reading them.