Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A bookmark pattern for you

Besides the usual snowflakes that I tatted over Christmas, I also did a bookmark for my SIL. Her birthday comes just before Christmas and consequently her birthday can get overlooked in the seasonal events. Since it was near Christmas though I thought of doing something with a poinsettia like a small pin, but didn't have the time to fuss with designing something with the points of a poinsettia. Getting the loopy round natural shape of tatting to conform to angular shapes can be aggravating.

I settled on a bookmark, and thinking of a poinsettia, I worked in red and started with a basic daisy shape. The daisy seemed sort of ordinary so I added another round to the petals to give it a little more oomph. It was finished off with a row of chains and some single rings like leaves between the flowers.

I was planning on sharing this with you earlier, but better late than never. Here's a pattern for you to enjoy.
UPDATE: I knew I had forgotten something. Maureen kindly pointed out that I hadn't specified where to start and the new drawing has that added in. The shaded rings are done with the second shuttle, so the first daisy ends with a split ring and the next begins and ends with a split ring. The top rings are tatted with shuttle 1 and the bottom ones with shuttle 2. This lets you tat a row of daisies instead of tatting individual daisies that you have to join together and hide all those ends. I don't normally show the stitch count inside the rings, but on the little "leaf" rings it was less crowded to put them inside.

11 comments:

Madtatter80 said...

That is flowery this could be done with and color flower!

Marty said...

Ooo, pretty! Thanks for the pattern.

Cindy said...

Thank you! Lovely bookmark - it will be fun to play with different colors.

God's Kid said...

It's beautiful!!! I bet she loves it!! :)

Jane McLellan said...

Thanks, that's a pretty bookmark!

Maureen said...

I do like the bookmark - but I can't see where to begin the pattern - and what do the shaded bits signify? I can work out the split rings, half and half - but am puzzled as to the rest of it.
Thank you for giving us the pattern!

Ladytats said...

That is a pretty bookmark. Thank you for the pattern.

Maureen said...

Thank you for the extra explanations! - much appreciated, and I understand it now.

Fox said...

Oooh - didn’t see this before. It is a lovely design. Thank you!
Fox : )

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely bookmark
Margaret

Barbara Kalameja said...

Is there any way to create this bookmark with needle tatting. I have never used a shuttle. Thanks for your reply