22 Aug 2008

A Row of Crowns

Another edging design with the corner included.....

... and the diagram.....

I couldn't pick a name for this edging at first. It looks like a series of crowns. Looking at it again, it appears like scared faces with the hair all standing up! Some have even suggested that each repeat look like a frog!

But I'm going with my first instinct and call it A Row of Crowns

A little explanation about the chart -

1. Make the third picot in the R(3-3-3-3-3-3-3) small.

2. The ring shown in blue/green at the corner is a SCMR. After making (4+4..) of the SCMR, switch shuttle and make the clover. Resume the SCMR with another 4ds and close. Using SCMR allows you to make the corner in one pass.

3. If you do not wish to use the SCMR, ignore that part when you make the corner. Instead make the chain as (8-4) for the first repeat at the turn. When you have completed the round for the edging, go back to each corner and fill it in. With shuttle only, make the clovers as in the diagram. Then, make the fourth ring R(4+4+4), joining to the picot in each chain at the corner. Cut and join to the base of the clover.


  1. Hi Jon,
    thank you for your patterns, this looks very interesting, I may adapt it to use as an ornament cover with beads over a clear glass ball for christmas.

  2. Hi Ladytats,
    Would love to see how you do it. I hope you'll put a picture in your blog.

  3. Thanks for the pattern. I made 48 Rows of Crowns for an edging around a red hat. Will post a picture soon. Love your patterns! Linda M www.quayceetatter.blogspot.com

  4. Dear Jon,

    I am a bigginer tatter. I would like to ask where to start and what is the order of the rings and chains. I would appreciate your kind help.

    My email address is


    Many thanks in advance!


  5. Thank you Jon! You are such a blessing to us. Thank you for all you do and share!

  6. This is such a lovely design. Thank you for your generocity in sharing your designs with everyone.


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