Monday, 17 September 2012

Instructions for the Stand alone Clovers in Lace Mat

I am trying to catch up with e-mail request for the pdf files.  If you have sent me an e-mail but have not received the file, please e-mail me a reminder.

You can also save the chart direct from the computer by right-clicking on the mouse and choose "save image as".  This will download the chart to your computer which you can save.

Please note:
I have not actually tatted the Lace Mat using the split as my explanation in the earlier post.  It is possible that the position of the split rings maybe be switched when taking into account 'reverse work' in the tatting process. This is my progress so far, not much have been added to it actually.
Thread is Milford size 40 solid blue
I use the split ring from Rd 1 to Rd 2, but have decided  not to use it for the other rounds. I like my rings to have regular shapes.

Meanwhile, Hegla has suggested a solution for the clovers to be made in Round 4, using a series of split rings.  She has given me permission to share it here.  The steps begin at the short chain where the clovers are attached to, referring to the chart.

-Chain: 4-3
-Uneven split ring A: 3(join to picot of above chain)3-3-3//(other half of
the split ring)3-3 [remember to go into the next uneven split ring by leaving a bit of thread to simulate a mock picot]

-Uneven split ring B: 3-3-3-3-3//6
-Regular ring C: 3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3
-Uneven split ring D: 3-3-3-3-3//6 [remember to go into the next uneven split ring by leaving a bit of thread to simulate a mock picot]

-Uneven split ring E: 3-3-3-3//3(join to picot of split ring A)3
-Chain: 3(join to picot of last uneven split ring)4

Thank you Hegla.  I amd all other tatters appreciate this very much.


  1. Hello Jon,
    I have not test-tatted the variation, but from my analysis I think it might help. Perhaps it could solve the problem of tatting the clovers separately. Of course, worked with two shuttles (not shuttle and ball)
    I have to thank Jane Armstrong who taught a class at the North Carolina Regional Lacers on how to move around a pattern in this manner. I also have to thank Karen Bovard for teaching a similar technique in a different class on another occasion.
    No tatter tats alone.
    Big hugs,

  2. Oh my...this is a tat-along? I missed the others. I guess I'd better find it and catch up.

  3. Hi Jan
    I have started the lace mat. I could of used this last week. At least I did it right. I did a split chain and then the two split rings. I did half to do a lot of thinking about it to make sure it
    would work. I love the pattern Thanks for shearing it.

  4. Thanks for sharing the info on the last round with the clover. Linda in NM


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