5 Oct 2008

Star in Clovers (Purple Star)

Another remake of an earlier design which I finally got round to writing out the pattern for. I had earlier called this Purple Star because of the thread that I used. But it would not be appropriate if tatted with other shades, hence another name for it.

The model was tatted using size 20 thread and measured 8cm from the centre to the point of the star (about 3.25 in) or 16cm across (about 6.5 inches). I suppose it can be considered as a small doily with this size thread or a star if made with finer thread.

The pattern uses two shuttles.

Clover 1, R(4-4-4-4), R(4+6-4-6-4) and R(4+4-4-4). Do not reverse (DNR).

Switch Shuttle (SS), C(4+4-4-4 vsp 4-4), where vsp is very small picot. Join to last picot of previous ring (lppr), RW.

Clover 2, R(4-4-5-3), R(3+5-5-3) and R(3+5-4-4), RW.

(*) C(4-4), DNR.
SS, R(3-3-3-3), DNR.
SS, C(4-4) RW.

Clover 3, R(5-5+6-4) join to last ring of Clover 2, R(4+4-2-2-4-4) and R(4+6-5-5), RW.
C(4-5-5-4), RW.

Clover 4, R(4-4+4-2-2-4-4), R(4+4-2-2-2-2-4-4) and R(4+4-2-2-4-4), RW.
C(4+5-5-4) join to last picot previous chain. RW.

Repeat Clover 3, joining as shown in the chart. RW.
C(4-4), DNR.
SS, R(3-3+3-3), join to middle picot of opposite ring, DNR.
SS, C(4-4), RW.

Repeat Clover 2, joining as shown in the chart, RW.
C(4-4), DNR.
SS, R(3-3+3-3) join to the vsp of the opposite chain. DNR.
SS, C(4-4-4-4), DNR.

SS, repeat Clover 1, joining as shown in the chart. DNR.
SS,, C(4+4-4-4 vsp 4-4), join to the last ring of the previous clover. RW.

Repeat Clover 2, joining as shown in the chart.

Repeat from (*) to complete the other four points of the star.

I think I have covered all the points for this pattern. Please let me know if there are any errors in it and I will make the corrections.


  1. This is a very beautiful star and the colour is my preferite one,

  2. You've made another one I HAVE to try. Thank you for sharing!

  3. i really like this star. this is the kind of thing i usually tat. i'm also considering your new book. since i've just purchased 5 new books, i have to really think about whether i need another. i have never tatted your bookmarks which i downloaded with your permission. you are very talented and i appreciate your work.
    shirley b.

  4. What a beautiful star! I really like the purple! Thank you for sharing this pattern.

  5. This is going on my list of "must does." Thank you for sharing. It is so pretty and you KNOW mine will be purple!

  6. Thank you. With such an appreciative and wonderful people like you folks, I can't help it but will continue to share what I know.

    Iris, you have been a great inspiration to me with your designs that can be worked in one pass. I am trying to come out with design like that, but have not seen much success.

  7. I've been away from the blog scene for a couple weeks - what a PERFECT welcome back! Jon, your designs are so pleasing to the eye. Thank you for being so generous with them.

  8. Another gorgeous design! Thank you, Jon, for being so generous with your creations. I've scheduled a link to this post to go live on my blog mid-day (Central USA time)on October 7. I hope it brings you a few extra clicks.


  9. It's so lovely! I finished it and will blog about it in a few minutes. Here is the link to the photo: http://api.ning.com/files/a2UfDtBHLBMzWVleAZUyxANHv8o7gMj-YYlhNydrSrSNBkkMlwP5mM8LAXE6ZzPhVvap5yIKDyCSo3HVU4zE9D2RYqmcTcaP/img072.jpg

  10. Hi Jon! I just published a post today using this star pattern. It has a link to the pattern so if anyone else wants to do it they can. Here is the link to my blog post:


    I am getting lots of compliments about the star. Thank you, it's a beautiful design! :)

  11. This star reminds me of fractals. The design elements appear in different relative sizes and orientations with small differences among them. It makes a very rich visual experience.

  12. These patterns are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  13. Pierwszy raz oglądam Twoje prace.Są super!!!!

  14. Hello Jon! Lovely pattern and color! Could you tell me the brand and color of the thread used please?

  15. Just discovered this lovely star. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!


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