My Free Patterns

I am still sorting out the blog entries for my free patterns, so there willl still be patterns that are not accessible. My apologies.

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Square Block

This design is one of my earlier ones that finally got round to be written and diagrammed. It is a square motif that I made as one of the entries in my 25-motif challenge.

I have since completed my challenge but I encourage you to visit the challenge blog and see the work of others tatters who are still participating in the challenge. And if you have not done so, you may be tempted to join up.


The picture above is showing four of the square blocks joined together to make a bigger square.

Pattern uses two shuttles

The chart


The written instructions

R(3-3-3-3) , reverse work (rw).
C(4-6), do not reverse (dnr).

(*)Switch Shuttle (SS), R(4-4-4), rw. C(6), dnr.

SS, R(3-3+3-30, join to the middle picot of first ring, dnr
R(3-3-3-3), dnr.

SS, C(6), rw. R(4+4-4), join to the adjacent ring at the second picot, dnr.

SS, C(6-4), rw. R(3-3+3-3), join to the middle picot of the opposite ring, dnr.

SS, C(4-2), dnr.

SS, R(2+4-3-3), join to the picot of previous chain, dnr.
R(3+4-4-3), join to last picot of previous ring, dnr.
R(3+3-4-2), join to last picot of previous ring., dnr.

SS, C(2+4), join to last picot of previous ring, dnr.

SS, R(3-3-3-3), rw. C(4+6) join to picot of opposite chain, dnr.

Repeat from (*) to complete the motif, replacing the first picot with a join to picot of the adjacent ring.


Sunday, 18 January 2009

Please Note: Correction to the Hearts Entwined Chart

Christina, who tested the pattern for the Hearts Entwined/Crowning Hearts patterned has pointed out another discrepancy between the chart and the written instructions.

It is in the stitch count for the clovers at the tip of the heart where the count in the chart is different from the count in the written pattern. I have since made the correction and the new chart is now shown in the pattern blog post.

Thank you Christina for pointing this out. After looking at it so many times, I still missed this, :-}

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Will you be My Valentine?

If you will, tat this heart and send a picture to me (jonyusoff(at)yahoo(dot)com) and send the actual one to your real Valentine, :-)

The pattern is Hearts Entwined in my Patterns Page



HDT by LadyShuttlemaker

Additional Term and Condition:
By sending the picture to me,I will take it that you have given permission for me to show the said picture in my blog here.


Don't you hate it how these extra terms are added in and almost always printed in such tiny font, :-/

Anyway, here they are in normal size.
Additional Term and Condition:
By sending the picture to me,I will take it that you have given permission for me to show the said picture in my blog here.

Here is a little about my progression when designing this.

It began with this one, when I first designed it for one of my entries in the 25-motif challenge.

Tatted with Flora size 20, white

I felt that it appears top-heavy, so I changed it a bit and it turned out like this,


Altin Basak - I used two different thread for this, one in solid pink and the other is variegated (blue/white/pink)

I had some trouble with the long chains on both side of the heart outline. The single thrown ring on each side is not able to hold the chains in place. It needed blocking. So I changed it again to this,


Pamela Myers' HDT - Apple Blossom

It fared better this time. I didn't have to block this at all - it sort of dutifuly fall into place. Another thing, my tension in the long chains are a bit loose compared to the other chains in order to get it stay straight.

Or, you may consider using the BDS - Balance Double Stitch method as devised by Ruth Perry. I don't have the link to the Ruth Perry's site. If anyone can provide it, I greatly appreciate it.

Well, I could stop here but ... why not ... he he he ...So I tweaked it a little bit more and finally came up with the final one shown right on top.
It would be interesting to see any other variations to this.

Enjoy!

Friday, 9 January 2009

Hearts Entwined/Crowning Hearts

Something to consider while you prepare for Valentine's Day.




I would like to thank Christina Scheffer for test-tatting the pattern for me.

Uses two shuttles

R(3-3-3-3), do not reverse (DNR)
R(3-3-3-3), reverse work (RW)
C(3-3-3-3-3-3), RW
R(3-3-3-3), DNR, R(3-3-3-3), RW.
C(3-3-3-3), RW.
R(3-3-3-3), RW C(3-3-3-3) RW
R(3-3-3-3) RW, C(3-3-3-3) DNR.

Switch Shuttles (SS), R(3-3-3-3) RW.
C(4-4+4+4+4-4), join in sequence, to the middle picots of the 6th, 5th and 4th rings from the start. DNR

SS, (Clover1) R(3-3-3-3),
R(3+2-2-2-2-3) join to last picot previous ring, and
R(3+3-3-3) join to last picot previous ring, RW.
C(3-3-3-3-3+3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3), join to the 7th ring from the start. DNR.

SS, (clover2) R(3+3-3-3) join to last picot of previous chain,
R(3+2-2-2-2-3) join to last picot previous ring, and
R(3+3-3-3) join to last picot previous ring. DNR.

SS, C(3+3-3-3-3) join to last picot previous ring, RW and switch shuttles again.
At this point, make a tiny mock picot at the beginning, on the under side of the chain that will be made next.
C(10+6+6), 1st join to the middle picot of the opposite ring (in the first ring of Clover1), 2nd join to the 3rd ring made (from the start). RW.
R(2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2) RW.
C(6+6-10+) join to the middle picot of the 2nd ring made. End with a lock join to the tiny mock picot made earlier. RW.

SS, C(3-3-3-3-3), DNR

SS, (Clover3) R(3+3-3-3) join to the last picot of the previous chain,
R(3+2-2-2-2-3) join to last picot previous ring, and
R(3+3-3-3) join to last picot previous ring , DNR.

SS, C(3+3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3) join to last picot previous ring, RW.
(Clover 4) R(3-3-3-3),
R(2+2-2-2-2-2), join to last picot previous ring, and
R(3+3+3-3), 1st join to last picot previous ring, 2nd join to the picot of the chain that form the small heart in the centre. DNR.

SS, C(4-4+4-4-4-4) join to the middle picot of the 1st ring made, RW.
R(3+3-3-3), join to the 7th free picot of the opposite chain (counting from Clover3), DNR.

SS, C(3-3-3-3), RW
R(3-3+3-3), join to the 4th picot of the opposite chain, RW.
C(3-3-3-3) RW.
R(3-3+3-3), join to the 3rd picot of the same chain joined earlier, RW.

C(3-3-3-3+) lock join to the space between the first two rings. DNR.
Continue with the next chain, C(3-3-3-3+) lock join to the middle picot of the chain below it, DNR.

SS, R(3+2-2-2-2-3) join to the last picot of previous chain. DNR.

SS, C(3+3-3-3) join to last picot previous ring.

Cut and tie to the space between the next two rings. Hide ends.


Wednesday, 7 January 2009

They keep coming

A pretty one tatted by Maureen from Down Under

made it in two shades of Altin Basak pink

And from Jill, up in the States, who has only recently started a tatting blog to participate in the 25-motif challenge.

Done in Perfect Quilter thread in Christmassy colours

Monday, 5 January 2009

Look what Gina did with the Quantiesque

Gina, the Tattinggoddess has turned the Quantiesque into a bookmark.

Gina, you are right about the thread having a 'beaded' effect
Now, you have given me ideas on what to do with some of the motif that I have lying around in my tatting box.

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year & Clyde's Snowflake

2008 is gone. It may have been great to some, but not so good for some others. No matter how much planning we had made for the year, sometimes it is not as what we had hoped it will be. And I am saying this about me.

Nevertheless, I will not make myself feel disappointed over the unachieved because, I believe in my own way, I have put in my best to make 2008 a good year for me. If it it did not turn out so good after all, then it will not be for the lack of trying.

Now 2009 is here. I don't know what it will bring, but I will be thankful if it is not worse than 2008, :-}

I do not have any plans for 2009, nor any new year resolutions. Instead it will be 'take it as it comes' It doesn't mean that I'll be slowing down in whatever I do, tatting especially! LOL. You can look forward to new designs and patterns ... another book? .....weeelll maybe.

Here's wishing everyone

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

May we all be blessed with a happy life, good health, peace of mind and keep the shuttle flying!

To celebrate the new year, here is Clyde version of Quantiesque. Didn't I say I love shades of green and yellow?



Tatted with Yarnplayer's The Fern size 50.