28 Aug 2020

Back to basics

With no new ideas in mind, but the fingers itching to tat something, I decided to go back to basics.

Hens and Chicks must be among the oldest tatting design there is.  I would be interested to know the history behind this design that has really stood the test of time, if anyone knows.

Most recognised as an edging pattern, there have been several variations of it.  I turned this pattern in to a small star, at one time.

I called this pattern Star Chic and the chart is given here.


  1. It is a lovely pattern, one I've not tatted in a long time. It does make a nice star!

  2. Lovely pattern, thank you for bringing an old pattern back to life

  3. Love how the central space is a perfect circle! Chic star ;-D


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