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Abbreviations used in these patterns:
ds = double stitch
ch = chain
R = ring
LR = large ring
SR = small ring
p = picot
j = join
CLR = Close Ring
TURN = reverse work
sep = separated
JK = Josephine's Know
(9 or 12 first half of the double stitch in a ring)

3 Little Butterflies


Great little patterns for beginners of both
shuttle tatting and needletatting


Okay...here we go:

Butterfly #1

Shuttle only:

R. 5 ds, 7 p sep by 2 ds, 3 ds, small p, 2 ds, CLR
R.2 ds, j to last p of last R, 3 ds, 7 p sep by 2 ds, 5 ds, CLR.
R 10 ds, large p, 8 ds, small p, 2 ds CLR.
R. 2 ds, j to last p of last R, 8 ds, large p, 10 ds, CLR.

Take both threads and bring them up between the to large rings, tie them to the small joining between the two large rings.  Cut them to make the antenna.  I like to put a drop of tacky glue under that know to keep the antenna upright. 

Tip: When making these butterflies keep your rings tightly against each other.  Do not leave any space in between.



Butterfly #2

Shuttle only:

R 15 ds, 5 p, sep by 1 ds, (1 small p, 1 medium p, 1 large p, 1 medium p, 1 small p) 13 ds, small p, 2 ds CLR.
R 2 ds, j to last p of last R, 13 ds, 5 p same as last ring, 15 ds CLR.
R 10 ds, large p, 8 ds, small p, 2 ds CLR
R 2 ds, j to last p of last R, 8 ds, large p, 10 ds, CLR
Take both threads and bring them up between the to large rings, tie them to the small joining between the two large rings.  Cut them to make the antenna.  I like to put a drop of tacky glue under that know to keep the antenna upright. 

Tip: When making these butterflies keep your rings tightly against each other.  Do not leave any space in between.

Butterfly #3

Shuttle only:

Small R, 1 ds, 4 small p sep by 1 ds, CLR
Slip stitch to first p, R 10 ds, p, 10 ds, p, 10 ds CLR
Slip stitch to next p, R 10 ds, p, 10 ds, CLR
Slip stitch to next p, R 10 ds, p, 10 ds, CLR
Slip stitch to next p, R 10 ds, p, 10 ds, p, 10 ds CLR

Attach ball.  (ball and shuttle should be in the center of the two large rings.  Ch 10 ds, j to first p on large R, 5 ds, p 5 ds, j to next p, 10 ds j between two rings.
Ch 10 ds, j to p on next R, 10 ds, j between two rings.
Ch 10 ds, j to p on next R, 10 ds, j between two rings.
Ch 10 ds, j to p on large R, 5 ds, large p, 5 ds, j to next p, 10 ds, j to base between two rings.  Tie and cut threads to make the antenna.

Keep your chains uniform and slightly tight and your butterfly will look great.

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Just Rings



I hope you enjoy this little pattern.  Its one I've been giving out free to people who purchase my tatting pattern books. I'm placing it here to show even novice tatters how simple and easy my patterns are:


This is a simple pattern.  It is a series of 5 ring medallions done only with the shuttle.  Good practice for beginners:





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the first christmas snowflake 2012
I am using size 20 thread
Instructions:


Shuttle and ball: Clover: * SR 6 ds, p, 3 ds p 3 ds CLR. R. 3 ds j to last p of last R, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, p, 3 ds CLR. SR 3 ds, j to last p of last R, 3 ds, p, 6 ds CLR. TURN, Ch 10 ds TURN* Repeat * to * for 4 clovers, j last ch 10 to base of first clover. Tie and cut threads.



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A fresh new medallion. I just felt like using my David Reed wooden shuttle so sat down and tatted up this medallion in size 10 thread. The shuttle is a larger one that I ordered specifically for larger size threads. Here is the medallion - or small doily. It measures approximately 5 inches across and is, of course, super easy - so you new tatters get your shuttle.



The instructions:

Center Ring. 8 large rings as follows: R 3 ds, p, 7 ds, p, 7 ds, p, 3 ds CLR. *Turn Ch 3 ds, Turn. R. 3 ds, j to last p of last R, 7 ds, p, 7 ds, p, 3 ds, CLR.* Repeat * to * for 8 rings. Join the last Ch 3 to the base of the first ring. Tie and cut threads.



Next row: Join shuttle and ball between any two rings in the center. Ch 8 ds, p, 8 ds, join between next two rings. Repeat around. Tie and cut threads.



Last Row: Join shuttle and ball to any p from the last row. Ch 2 ds, p, 2 ds, p, 2 ds. R. 2 ds, 5 p sep by 2 ds, 2 ds. CLR. Ch 2 ds, p, ds, p 2 ds, join to next p of last row. Repeat around. Tie and cut threads.



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Instructions:



Shuttle and ball: Clover: * SR 6 ds, p, 3 ds p 3 ds CLR. R. 3 ds j to last p of last R, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, p, 3 ds CLR. SR 3 ds, j to last p of last R, 3 ds, p, 6 ds CLR. TURN, Ch 10 ds TURN* Repeat * to * for 4 clovers, j last ch 10 to base of first clover. Tie and cut threads.
Shuttle and ball: *SR 3 ds, j between 2 clovers in center medallion, 3 ds CLR. TURN. Ch 10 ds j (using shuttle thread) to the center p of next clover. R 2 ds, 5 p sep by 2 ds, 2 ds. CLR. Again pull shuttle thread through that same p and put shuttle through that loop - tighten it up and that will stablilize the ring you just made, ch 10 ds TURN* Repeat * to * all around. Tie and cut threads.


Enjoy!


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Simple Tatted Flower

This is just a simple tatted flower. Not much in white but you sure can use green for the stem and leaves, maybe yellow for the center and a color for the petals and that would make it pop. I tat these things then they go into a box and I don't see them again. I keep them simply for future books or articles I wish to make. This is tatted in size 30 white Cebelia. It measures about 4 1/2" long and 3" wide. I think if I did it again it would look better in size 20 thread.

Instructions:



Center: With shuttle only: make 8 large rings of 8 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 8 ds CLR. Leave about 1/8" thread and make another ring attaching it to the last one. Repeat around for a total of 8 rings. Tie and cut threads.



Petals: Shuttle and ball: j to any top p of any R in the last row, Ch 2 ds, 9 p sep by 1 ds, 2 ds, attach to the next p of the next R.



Stem: Clover of R 5 ds, p, 10 ds, large p, 10 ds, p, 5 ds CLR. R 5 ds, j to last p of last R, 15 ds, large p, 15 ds, p, 5 ds CLR. R 5 ds, j to last p of last R, 10 ds, large p, 10 ds, p, 5 ds CLR. Turn. Ch 2 ds to tighten the clover. Now you can either do the first half of the double stitch 50 times or simply chain 30 times. Joint the stem between any two petals. Tie and cut threads.



Now, veteran tatters may be able to include the side leaves while they tat the petals. I just found it easier to attach my shuttle thread between two petals and allow about a half inch of thread. Clover: R 5 ds, p, 10 ds, p, 10 ds, p, r ds CLR (3 times for the three rings of the clover. Tie threads back where you tied in for the clover....be sure to leave a half inch before you tie and cut threads.



I'm tired today and hope I set down the instructions correctly.



Happy Tatting


Tattypatty



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Simply elegant Edging





This one is also great for beginners or needletatters:


Clover: R 6 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, CLR. R 3 ds, j to last p of last R, 6 ds, 3 p sep by 1 ds, 6 ds, p, 3 ds, CLR. R 3 ds, j to last p of last R, 3 ds, p, 6 ds, CLR (make all clovers the same). TURN, ch 16 ds TURN R 6 ds, j to last p of last R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, CLR. Continue on making clovers and chains until you reach your desired length.



After you join the last chain to the bottom of the last clover, TURN. Chain 12 ds, 3 p sep by 1 ds, 12 ds, join to the bottom of the next clover. Continue on making these chains.



Happy Tatting!



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Middle of a heatwave



As with all my tatting, this one is simple and good for a beginner or a needletatter. Veterans too might like to build upon it and make it to doily size or connect these medallions for a large doily or place them around a nice irish linen center.



Instructions:



Center ring: Shuttle only: SR 3 ds, p, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, p, 3 ds CLR. Leave about 1/16" thread and begin the next *SR 3 ds, j to last p of last R, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, p, 3 ds CLR.* Repeat * to * for 6 rings. Tie and cut threads.



Next Row: With Shuttle and ball. *SR 6 ds, j to p of any ring in center, 6 ds CLR. TURN. Ch 3 ds, p, 3 ds TURN. SR 6 ds, j in same p as last R, 6 ds, CLR. TURN, ch 10 ds, p, 10 ds. TURN* Repeat * to * all around. Tie and Cut threads.



Last row. Shuttle and ball. *LR 18 ds, j to any p between the small rings in last row, 18 ds, CLR. TURN. ch 2 ds, 9 p sep by 2 ds, 2 ds, j to center p of large ch in last row, ch 2 ds, 9 p sep by 2 ds, 2 ds, TURN* Repeat * to * all around. Tie and cut threads.



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One Tiny Medallion What can you do with this tiny square medallion? Instructions first:



Center Ring: *LR 5 ds, 4 p sep by 5 ds, CLR. Tie and cut threads.



With shuttle and ball: SR 6 ds j to any p of center ring 6 ds CLR. TURN. Ch 3 ds, p, 3 ds TURN, SR 6 ds j to same p as last SR, 6 ds CLR Turn. Ch 5 ds, p 5 ds, TURN.* Repeat * to * all around. Tie and cut threads.



Make edgings - Simply connect as shown in my hopeless photoshop:





A bookmark? Just make a R of 2 ds, 9 p sep by 2 ds CLR, leave a few inches of thread to tie to the center p of your bookmark:




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A Christmas Angel





Approx. 3 X 3" using size 20 thread
as usual, mine is not starched or blocked so 
yours will look a whole lot better :-)


I worked this one up while watching TV last night. Its a very simple piece so the new comers might want to try it. At the end of the instructions, you will find a shameless plug.


Head: Using shuttle and ball: R 5 ds, 7 p sep by 2 ds, 5 ds CLR. TURN: Body: R 2 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 2 ds, p (4 times)  then continue on - 3 ds p, 3 ds, p 2 ds CLR. Cut threads....now wind and tie these threads through the head and body so that the neck part is nice and stable.  If you look at my picture you will see the thread tied in the middle between the two rings. (you can tie a bow of thin red ribbon or even thread on this area if you wish)


Join thread and shuttle to first p of body. WING: Ch 2 ds, 9 p sep by 2 ds, 2 ds, j to next p. Ch 3 ds, j to next p, (now make 4 chains as follows:) 1 ds p 1 ds, j to next p. ch 3 ds j to next p, WING: ch 2 ds, 9 p sep by 2 ds, 2 ds, j to next p. Tie and cut threads


Join shuttle and ball between ch 3 and the first of 4 chains (1 ds p 1 ds) Ch 8 ds, p 5 ds, p 8 ds j between next two chains. Ch 8 ds j to last p of last chain, ch 5 ds, p 8 ds, j between next 2 chains. (do 4 of these chains then continue on) Tie and cut threads.


j to first p of chain on last row. *Ch 2 ds, 5 p sep by 1 ds, 2 ds, j between next two large chains of last row.* Continue * to * for 4 chains. Tie and cut threads.




Did you find this pattern easy? If so, I have several books on my website. One has 15 of these tiny tatted angels...a smaller book has 7 patterns and a book with larger Angels has 8 patterns. This book, in particular, has sketches showing where to join you shuttle and ball.


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Happy Tatting!


Tattypatty



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