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.

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.


13 comments:

  1. The heart is so pretty! Thanks for marking the pattern "begin here", us newbies get a little confused sometimes.LOL I am sure it will be a long time before I attempt making it though. I neeed more practice, practice, practice.

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  2. beautiful Jon! I cant wait to try this one! I hope i can get the time to do it soon!
    Thanks for sharing the pattern
    Heather

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  3. yea... new pattern, Jon. thanks once again for sharing it.

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  4. Kathy, I always try to make my patterns as easy to follow as possible, but sometimes I still forget to put it in until someone pointed it out to me, :-}

    Thank you Christine, Heather and Valerie. Looking forward to see you variations of this.

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  5. I have to echo Kathy's comment; this is so pretty!

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  6. I like this heart! I'm going to try this for the 25 Motif Challenge. Thanks so much for the patter.

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  7. Wow! It's so lovely!!! Thanks so much for the pattern!

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  8. Tis pattern is gorgeous...thanks for sharing

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  9. Dear Jon
    I loved your site! I´m trying to return to tatting, I learned many years ago and not so much.
    I would like to start form ABC what do you suggest? Maybe there is a easy pattern well explained to follow, and a second one to go on...thank you very much...Silvia From Rio Gallegos, Patagonia, Argentina

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  10. BTW there is an error in the written directions for Clover 4, I think the middle R in the clover should be R(3+2-2-2-2-3) as that matches up with both Clover 1 and the diagram. Great pattern - thanks!

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  11. Your Entwined-Crowning Hearts is such a beautiful pattern. Jon, for many years, I've sought a tatting pattern to use instead of a quilted 'Wedding Ring' pattern. When quilting a large coverlet group-gift, the final assembly can be daunting for time and labor. But whether individually gifted, or as a group-gift to the happy couple, this pattern serves well as a one-person gift edged wedding hanky for instance, or as a group-gift of many tatted accessories all having this same pattern. For couples remarrying or older newlyweds with substantial belongings, it is especially nice as a space-saver with full memento value. It is a lovely pattern. Thank you for presenting it.

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  12. Sooo lovely. My daughter has always wanted one of those necklaces made of two hearts that join together like a puzzle- one for you, and one for your friend. But she wanted it for herself and her old mom! I think I'll make this for her! :)

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