My Free Patterns

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Tuesday, 16 December 2008

'Quantiesque' Snowflake

To join in the spirit of giving, here is a present for you, readers of my blog. A snowflake pattern that I have just completed.


If you are wondering about the name, here is the explanation for it. I was transfixed by the effects of the centre which is a take of the Mary Quant logo of the 60's. The actual MQ logo has five 'petals'. Yes, I remember those times, :-). I must be really ancient to some of you, huh!

I didn't have time to draw the chart for this, but I will get it done and update the chart here later.

This snowflake is made in three rounds with a tiny bit of celtic effect made by Rounds 1 and 2 together.

Round 1 - using shuttle & ball

R(5-3-3-5), reverse work.
(*)C(8-8), reverse work.
R(5+3-3-5), join to last picot of previous ring, reverse work.
Repeat from (*) three time more.

C(8-8), reverse work.
R(5+3-3+5), joining to the last picot of previous ring, and the first picot of the first ring.
C(8-8)

Cut, tie and hide ends.


Round 2 - shuttle & ball

R(4-2-2-2-2-4), reverse work.
C(6), reverse work.
R(4+2-2-2-2-4), reverse work.
C(10-10), reverse work.

Repeat these four steps, joining the last chain to the first ring. Cut, tie and hide ends.

What you should get is six pairs of rings joined together with a long chain as in this picture on the right.


Next, slip each pair of rings of Round 2 through each chain of Round 1, see right.




Round 3 - two shuttles

R(5+5), join to last picot of the 2nd ring of one pair of rings of Rnd 2. Do not reverse.
(*) R(5+5), join to the 1st picot of the 1st ring of the next pair of rings of Rnd 2. Reverse work.

C(3-3-3-3+), joined to the middle picot of the ring joined earlier. Reverse work.

Switch shuttle (SS), C(6), reverse work.
Make the clover, R(4-4-4-4), R(4+2-2-2-2-4) and R(4+4-4-4), reverse work.
C(6), reverse work.

SS, lock join to the middle picot of the next ring on the same pair of rings.
C(3-3-3-3), reverse work.
R(5+5), join to the last picot of the same ring joined earlier.

Repeat from (*) all round, joining the last chain to the beginning.

Cut, tie and hide ends.

I don't know if you still have time to make this to add to your tree. If you do, I'd love to see a photo of the snowflake, if it is possible. The model here is tatted using Pamela Myers' Coral Reef in size 40.


34 comments:

  1. It's really beautiful Jon! Thank you for your generousity in sharing!

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  2. Thanks Jon! It's beautiful. It's especially lovely in the colors you've tatted it in.

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  3. Thanks for the present. It's so pretty and the colors are perfect.

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  4. Lovely! Thank you for your generous gift. The tatting world is once again enriched by your talent.

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  5. It is beautiful. Thank you for posting the pattern. I'm gonna try to make it before Christmas.

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  6. It's lovely, Jon! Thank you for your kindness.

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  7. Thank you so much Jon. I was planning to do a snowflake in Coral Reef when I finish my current project. This looks prefect!

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  8. It is Lovely, Jon! Thank you for sharing!!

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  9. That is so beautiful I may just try this tomorrow.
    THANKS for sharing this!
    Heather

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  10. OK technically I said I was going to do this tomorrow but its 12:03 am and I just finished it awhile ago Check out my blog for photos Jon this was such a joy to make I just had to stay up to finish it. I am definately making more!!
    Heather

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  11. It is such a pretty design and some awesome colours. One day soon I am going to try this out.
    Thank you so much for being such a nice and generous person.

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  12. That's a super celtic motif. I love the idea of two separate pieces linked and then finally joined by a third. It's 'a la Rosemarie Peel' and what I think of as real celtic tatting.
    Just realised that I hadn't added you to my followers list. How DID I miss you out?!? My apologies - you're there now!!

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  13. What a wonderful snowflake. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  14. Oh Jon, another BEAUTIFULLY CREATED piece of art!!!! I love those colors too!!!!

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  15. This is so gorgeous, Jon. How kind of you to share the pattern. I've scheduled a link to this post to go live on my blog mid-day tomorrow (Central USA time), December 20. I hope it brings you a few extra fans.

    Denise
    http://needlework.craftgossip.com

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  16. This is absolutely delightful, Jon, I can't wait to have a go!

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  17. Jon, it is so beautiful. Thank you! I do enjoy visiting your blog. .. Marie Smith

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  18. Thank you Jon for your lovely gift! I printed it out as soon as I saw it on Reader and did the first two rounds and I ran out of my HDT I was using (YIKES!!!). I'll have to come up with another color for round three. This one is going on my Christmas Tree!!

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  19. Jon, thanks a bunch! What a lovely surprise to find this pattern after a long time offline! I already made it and it's on my blog on Multiply: http://needledreams2.multiply.com/journal/item/863/Quantiesque_Snowflake

    Thanks again dear! Salam!

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  20. Wow, that is so cool! Will print it and save in my binder for the future.

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  21. Jon, your snowflake is brilliant. I have done it too. Thank you for the pattern. I love it so much, I am already imagining it in all colours that I have!

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  22. I have seen this on sooo many blogs and LOVE it! If I start now...my friends can all enjoy one on their christmas tree for 2009. Thank you for posting the design.

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  23. Jon, I love this design...and so will my friends when they open their Christmas card in '09. Thank you.

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  24. Jon I finally got around to doing this wonderful snowflake!! The first time I only got through round two before I ran out of thread. This time I finished it! I LOVE IT!!! Thanks again for your kindness in sharing the pattern. When is your next book coming out??? :-) I posted the photo on my blog, christinescreations.4rivals.com

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  25. That's wonderfull. Thanks !

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  26. Thanks for the patterns Jon. My next one is the "Quantiesque" Snowflake, but I just might do it somewhat different.

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  27. Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern. I am tatting it right now. When done will post to my blog
    Jeanie

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  28. Thank you Jon for sharing pattern.
    I made this snowflake - thank you!

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  29. Jon...i truly and accidentally stumbled on this site...and i am truly delighted and i have become a big fan of yours...once again your colours are great...

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  30. Thank you for this wonderful pattern. I just finished mine, you can see it on my blog, should you be interested.

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  31. I've started it tonight (at 9pm) but have to go to bed now (11:30pm) and have only finished the first two rows. I'll link the photo back to you when I've finished it tomorrow. I love that the first two rows have worked.

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  32. What a beautiful and creative pattern. Thank you for generously gifting it.

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  33. Muy bonito tu trabajo me encanta EL FRIVOLITE

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