Braving a Big Tatting Project

Tatting is a thread craft that is not as popular as crocheting. Probably because it is more difficult to execute. You need more patience in learning the skill to make the project visually acceptable. You spend more time covering a small area in tatting than in crocheting or knitting. It is also more difficult to undo stitches.

I like the craft because of what can be created. It can be done using tatting shuttles or needles. I’ve learned to use both. Many times I’ve also designed some patterns and many of them I have not written down. They are mostly small items like bracelets and pins.

This time, though, I have decided to work on a big project. I’m not really fond of doilies because I have no use for them. However, I would like to push my patience further (as I mentioned above it really takes a lot of patience to do this craft) so I chose a big pattern, the Wiosna 2019. If you check the source, you will see the end result.

There are 20 rounds and I have finished the 5th.

It is as big as my hand…

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Free Pattern: “Butterflies” Tatted Anklet

by C5

I wanted the concept of having butterflies as bracelet or anklet where the wings would really look like they were flapping, not just flat. So I drew my initial concept, with the tatting flow in mind. As I was tatting, however, the pattern changed as I saw fit.

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Free Pattern: “9 Clubs” Tatted Bracelet

by C5

I’ve been wanting to tat a bracelet that has no need for any additional clasp to lock it except that it comes from the thread in use. I’ve had a couple of tests and finally, this version has made it to the finals: the creation of the pattern.

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