Ferris Wheel Ornaments

 Facebook tatting community has be bedazzled by ornaments tatted with buttons as the main focus, thanks to Diane, the Lace-loving Librarian who kick-started it. I couldn't resist and had to join in.

Even though the main focus is buttons, I just had to try it with something different.

I have a lot of flat disks with a hole in the centre, slightly more than 2cm diameter, that I have been scratching my brain thinking of ways to use them in my tatting.  Finally, I came up with something to share. I am naming this Ferris Wheel ornament.

I found out that they are called donut beads.

Round 1

With Round 2 added

The stitch count for the ornament is given in the photo below.  Round 2 requires two shuttles.


  1. It is so beautiful! Thank You for sharing :D

  2. I think Ferris Wheel Ornament is an excellent name! Now I need to look through my stash to see if I have any! ;-)

  3. They're lovely! :-) I suppose they could work for anything flat with a hole in the middle.

    1. Yes, they would, also with buttons (especially the 4-holed type)

  4. Love it! Thanks for sharing. I think I will take my shuttles out of the box again during Christmas holidays... I started missing tatting these days. Thanks a lot. Merry Christmas!

  5. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pattern!

  6. Fabulous pattern I saw this on Facebook I am hoping to tat this after christmas and thank you for the pattern

  7. I love this pattern, and its name.


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