Tomorrow, my good friend and painting partner Shirley is arriving for a too-short visit, so I won't be blogging for several days. Maybe we'll paint, or stitch, but whatever we decide to do I know it's going to be fun!But here's something to tat while I'm spending time with my guest.
I designed a tatted tree pattern. It is dimensional, rather than flat, and I shared it with The Online Tatting Class. I thought I would share my pattern with you, too.
Free-Form Tatted Tree Created in Celebration of 2010 International Tatting Day
R = 3 - 3
R2 = 3 + 3
CH = 5 - 5
SR = 3 / 3
Set = C = 4d,4s where d = 1st half of ds, s = 2nd half ds
Repeat across the row. Tie. (Use ends to secure to surface if applicable. If not, hide ends.)
2) Take the needle through the picot of ring 1 of the last row and begin to tat: 3 Sets-1 Set. Knot and leave ends.
3) Proceed as above, but take the needle through the picot of the second ring of the last row. Tat 3 Sets + 2 Sets - 1 Set, (join to the picot in step 2) Leave the ends.
4) On the sixth ring of the last row, using a double thread as before, take the needle through the picot and tat: 5 Sets - 1ds. Leave the ends.
5) On the seventh ring of the previous row, using a double thread as before, take the needle through the picot and tat : 5 Sets-2 Sets- 2 Sets. Leave ends.
6) Cut a 60" length of thread, fold it in half and thread the needle. Take the needle through the picots on rings 3, 4, and 5 of the previous row and tat : 5 Sets + 2 Sets ( join to first picot in steps four and five) + 2 Sets ( join to second picot step 5) Leave ends.
Please note that Tree #2 was designed with 6 chains of canopy rather than the 7 chains of the original. The tree limbs and trunk were also somewhat altered, although the basic concept is the same. Tree #2 was tatted with Yarnplayer's "Leafy" in pearl cotton #12 for the canopy and "Tourmaline" size 50 for the limbs and trunk. Tree #1 was tatted with DMC Cebelia #30 in white. Tree #3 was tatted with Yarnplayer's " A Leaf Falls" in 3-cord cotton, size 10.
Tatted Tree #3
R = 3 - 3
C = 5 - 5
Set = 4d,4s where d = 1st half of ds and s = 2nd half of ds
Ca = 1 ( -2d - 2s) 10
SR = 3 / 3
Row 1= R (Ca,R) x 6, Ca, SR folding picots together after each chain
Row 2= SR (Ca,R) x 6, Ca, SR flip row 1 onto row 2
Row 3= C + across row, joining each finished chain to the picot of the corresponding ring of row 2
Tree Limbs and Trunk
1) Cut the remaining ball thread to a length of 20", and fold it back on itself to create a double thread of 10". Tat as follows: 2 Sets - 2ds and leave the thread ends.
2) Cut three 24" lengths from the ball thread and one 60" length.
3) Double one 24" length of thread, thread the needle, take the needle through the next chain picot of row 3 and tat as follows: 2 Sets + 1Set - 2ds (join to picot of first limb)
4) Double one 24" length of thread, thread the needle and going through the picot of the last chain in row 3, tat: 2 Sets - 1 Set - 1 ds
5) Repeat as above going through the next chain picot in row 3 and tat: 3 Sets + 1ds ( join to second picot of limb in step 4.
6) Double the 60" thread and thread the needle, then take the needle through the picots of the middle chains, tat: 3 Sets + (join to 2nd picot of limb in step 5 and 2nd picot in step 3) and gather all loose threads and tat as many sets as possible with the remaining thread, allowing shorter threads to fall to the side until desired length reached.
7) Shorter threads may be cut from the trunk. The remaining threads may be used to attach the tree to an ATC or other material as desired, or finished as usual.
Thanks for visiting. Hugs from Suz.