Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Spring Shots and a Tatted Seahorse
Here is a spring pic of the bay on Bradley Lake. I love how the sunshine hits the bog grasses and makes them glow!
Tatted Seahorse #2 © by Susan Cuss
d=1st half of double stitch
s= 2nd half of double stitch
Head and Backbone
R1= 5-5 CL R
OR= 13-1+7-7 ( j to picot of R1) CL R
C= 2d-[(2d,2s)x7-] x9- (2d,2s)x3+ (j to last picot of chain) this curls the tail end slightly
Curl tail upwards, and j to next picot working up the backbone
C= 2d x 14+ (j to next picot up the backbone) Repeat 2 more times
C= d (sp 2d) x14+ (j to next picot) Repeat 2 more times
C= d (mp 2d) x14+ (j to next picot) Repeat once more
C= d (sp 2d) x14+ (j to next picot) Repeat once more. Knot and trim to match picot length or hide ends as usual.
Jaw and Nostrils
Join at the picot on the OR at the base of the head.
C= 18+ (j to the bare picot on the OR)
C=39d. Cut and tie with either ends left short, or hide ends as preferred.
The Stomach option 1
Make a join in the second picot down the backbone from where the head and neck join.
C= (2d,2s)x30+ (j along the backbone 3 picots further)
This creates an open stomach. Cut and tie. Hide ends.
The Stomach option 2
This option will create the ‘ribs.’
C= [5x(2d,2s) -]x5, (2d,2s)x5+ (j along the backbone 3 picots further)
Switching to a sewing needle, sew the thread ends up into the backbone, out at the level of each of the stomach picots, joining to each, and back into the backbone for all 5 picots. Cut, tie, hide ends. Shape the seahorse as desired
Have fun tatting!