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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Pinterest Tatted Dress Pattern

This pattern was from a picture I found on Pinterest for a challenge and I have produced this dress from the picture. There was no pattern on Pinterest for the dress so this is my interpretation of how the dress was tatted, and this is my written pattern from dress I produced.

I used No 5 thread to make this dress, I found the thinner threads do not work with this pattern, but it’s up to you what thread you try. 

Two shuttles or ball and shuttle whichever is your preference

-           Picots
-          +  Join to picots
-          Vsp  very small picots used for joining.

The dress pattern starts at the top and works downwards

1st row  chain start with a paper clip 2-2-2-2-2-2-2 vsp 5 vsp 5 vsp 2-2-2-2-2-2-2 vsp 5 vsp 5          vsp Join at the paperclip

2nd row chain  2 + join to the 1st vsp (you now have the 1st strap for the dress) continue with         5 +(join at the next vsp), vsp 5 + (join at the next vsp) vsp, 2 + (leave the next part of the chain with the 6ps) (join at the next vsp), vsp 5 + (join to next vsp) vsp 5 + (vsp       join to the beginning of the 2nd chain.  You now have two straps with chains in        between which will form the body of the dress.

This starts the block part of the dress

1st row *  vsp 5 + (join to 1st vsp) vsp 5 + (join to next vsp)   vsp 5 + (join to next vsp) vsp 2         + (join to next vsp) vsp 5 + (join to next vsp) vsp 5 + (join to next vsp) vsp 2 + join    to beginning of row *

*Repeat until 7 rounds are made.

9th row  2- x 3 join to vsp repeat all the way

You can either do a split ring to next row or end off and start again

10th  row  start with a split ring 2-2/2-2 chain 2-2-1-1-2-2 ring 2+2+ (join to pervious row) 2-2 repeat all the way around to end
11th row  ring 2-2+2-2  *chain 1-1-1-1-1-1  ring 2+2+2-2 * repeat to end

Add either a bow or a flower on the waist of the dress.

A small strip of net folded in half and then stitched into the skirt inside is you wish,  this will keep the skirt full.


Saturday, 17 March 2012

Saint Patricks Day Shamrock Earrings

I have been given permission from Rachel of Piney Woods Tatter Blog to print the shuttle tatting pattern for her earrings. The original Pattern was for Needle tatting which I have worked out into a Shuttle pattern.

You need:-
One Shuttle with whatever colour thread as its shamrocks green would be the colour.
One bead per earring
ds - double stitches
vsp - very small picot

Put one bead on the thread and take a long end from the Shuttle, this will be used for the chain at the beginning and saves joining the ball onto the shuttle.
With the bead at the end work a chain of 7 ds.
Ring 15ds vsp (roll the ring around in your hand so you are working on the other side of the ring) 5 ds vsp 5 ds join to the first vsp this makes a small ring which you pinch together ( I found that be putting a vsp it bent easier) now roll the ring back so you are working on the same way as the first half of the ring 15 ds close ring. By rolling the ring in your fingers you can tat both side of the ring and the small ring will look as if you have done another ring inside the ring. I am wondering if I have found a new method of doing two rings together. Let me know what you think. Repeat twice tie and cut.

For a four leaf shamrock repeat ring three times.

Put earring clip in the top of the middle dimpled ring.

I hope you enjoy making these earrings.


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Tatted Dream Catchers

I thought it was time I put something on this blog, so I thought I would share this little pattern with you
My dream Catchers are not anything special just a few bits of pattern put together. Its a simple pattern using a shuttle and thread.
Abbreviations, R = ring, ch = chain, - picot, + join
First round.
R 6 - 2 - 6 cl rw
Ch 5 - 5
R 6 + 2 - 6 cl rw
repeat until you have 9 rings
R 6 + 2 + 6
Ch 5 - 5 join to first chain.
This makes a small motif
Second Round
Join anywhere on the last chain.
ch 12 join to next free picot
ch 6 (add hanging ring) 6 join to next free picot
Ch 12 join to next free picot
Ch 8 - 4 join to next free picot
Ch 12 join to next free picot
Ch 6 - 6 join to next free picot
Ch 6 - 6 join to next free picot
Ch 6 - 6 join to next free picot
Ch 12 join to next free picot
Ch 4 - 8 join to the first ch
on each picot make a look as long as you required add some beads and twist, then tie, make a neat cut to make the ends tidy and the same length.
These are very small dream catchers and small enough for a card.
I hope you enjoy making them , as I said I just throw the pattern together there was no real designing in it, but please don't call it your pattern, you can make them for your personal use or sell them.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Tatted Forget me knot flower pattern


I thought you might like the pattern I did for the forget-me-nots

Very simple and easy

1 Shuttle

I used no 20 thread


All rings 8ds p 8d four rings per forget-me-not.

You can make as many as you want to make your flower.

Sew onto whatever you are putting them on sewing then into a group. I sewed the bead in the centre when I sewed the flower onto the cup cake.

What could be simpler than that



Friday, 1 April 2011

Sheila's Earrings

This is the pattern for Sheila's Earrings These earrings start with a large ring, then 2 rings hang down, the chains then go from side to side around the rings. This has not been a easy pattern to write out. Close up.
This picture shows two ways one plain and one with beads, beads are put on picots between the chains.


ds Double Stitch

cl close

p picot

j join

Large Ring 2ds p 2ds p 12ds p(this is the join to the earring wire) 12ds p 2ds p 2ds cl.

Small ring 5ds p 5ds cl.

Next ring (which goes around the small ring) 10ds join to p on small ring 10ds cl.

start the chains from the join of the large ring and small rings.

1st Chain 4ds p 6ds p 6ds p 6ds p 4ds join to 1st p on large ring turn

2nd Chain 6ds p j to last chain, (8ds p j to last chain) 3 times 6ds. join to 1st p on the other side of large ring turn

3rd Chain 8ds p j to last chain, (10ds p j to last chain) 3 times 8ds join to 2nd p on the other side of large ring turn

4th Chain 10ds p j to last chain ( 12ds p j to last chain) 3 times 10 ds join to 2nd p on the other side of large ring turn.

5th Chain 2ds (p 1ds) 5 times 2ds j to p on last chain, 2ds (p 1ds) 7 times 2ds x3, 2ds (p 1ds) 5 times 2ds join the large ring on the other side.

Please note I don't mind anyone making my pattern for personal use and you may sell them but please use my name as the designer. There is a copyright on this blog. thank you,

I hope you enjoy my pattern.


Sunday, 6 February 2011

Margarets Knitted Roses with Leaves

This is the pattern for my Knitted Roses with Leaves. I am sure their are similar patterns but this is how I made mine.
I used double knitted on the rose pin pictured left and on the cupcake I used 4 ply, the thinner the wool the smaller the rose will be or the thicker the wool the bigger the rose will be. Both these items have been posted on my main blog
sts stitches
ss stocking stitch
K knit
P purl
m1 take the first stitch of the row and purl and knit making two stitches
fwd wool forward over needle.
sl1K2tog, slip one stitch and K2 together
psso pass slip stitch over.


Cast on 7 sts
8 rows ss
9th row M1 knit to end 8 sts.
continue in ss
12th row K6 turn and P to end
13th P6 turn K to end
14th row K to end
15th row P to end
16th row M1 K to end
17th row P to end
18th row K7 turn p to end
19th row P 7 turn and knit to end
20th row M1 and k to end continue like this every 10 rows
25th row K to last 2sts and turn and p to end do 3 rows ss and then next row K to end.
When you get to 18sts cast off 1st purl wise every 5 rows continue with two more increase to 20sts. when you get to 13sts knit five rows then knit to last 2sts turn, next row k to last 2sts turn and continue until 3sts left on the needle K1 row and cast off. This gives you an end to tuck in and place the leaf over the tuck in thus covering up the end.

This small rose was done in the same way but finished up with 12 sts at the end.


Cast on 3sts
1st row P3
2nd row K1 fwd K1 fwd K1
3rd row every other row
4th Row K2 fwd K1 fwd K2
6th row K3 fwd K1 fwd K3
8th row K4 fwd K1 fwd K4
10th row K5 fwd K1 fwd K5
12th row K
14th row K5 sl1K2tog psso K5
16th row K4 sl1K2tog psso K4
18th row K3 sl1K2tog psso K3
20th row K2 sl1K2tog psso K2
22nd row K1 sl1K2tog psso K1
23rd row sl1K2tog psso
I hope you enjoy this pattern, if you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to help you.
In the meantime enjoy

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Welcome to my new blog


This is my new blog which I will post patterns and how to's. I get asked often how did you do that? or can I have the pattern to this?
Well here is where you will find the pattern etc, I will not be posting every day but when I have something ready or have put a new item on my blog, Margaret's designer cards then it will appear on here.
I look forward to seeing you on either blog.
Hugs Margaret