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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.