Thursday, December 14, 2017

Icy Blue Snowflake

Icy Blue Snowflake

     I've had many request for this pattern.  I designed it April 2010...whew seems like ages ago.   An early Christmas Present...

 Ice Blue Snowflake 
© 2010 Marie McCurry  

  
Supplies:  
Size 80 Tatting Thread  
1 – Shuttle, Large  
144 (plus extra for the hanger) – 11/0 Seed Beads

Procedure:  Any size thread/beads can be substituted.  All rings and chains are composed of five double stitches.

 Load 144 – seed beads onto the ball.  Slide 96 – of these seed beads on to the shuttle, as you wind it up.

  Tat around, according to the diagram.  Cut ends, leaving a 12” tail.  Add seed beads to the tail, for desired length.  Tie ends and enjoy. 
 
© 2010 West Pine Creations 

NOTE:

For those of you having trouble with the pattern...this might help.

It is complected, at first, if you are not used to tatting with beads. 

So lets start:

R1:  slide up four beads on to your working thread, from your shuttle.  Tat 5-5  (slide three of the beads up, from working thread, the ring you are making; and slide up one bead from your shuttle.) 5 - 5. close ring (when you close the ring, one bead will be on the bottom of the ring.)

C1:  slide up one bead from your shuttle.  tat 5 (slide three beads up from the ball and one from the shuttle) 5 ds.   slide up one bead from your shuttle.

R2:  slide up four beads on to your working thread, from you shuttle.  Tat 5 + (joint to the last picot of R1) 5ds (slide three of the beads up, from working thread, the ring you are making, and slide up one bead from your shuttle.) 5 - 5. close ring (when you close the ring, one bead will be on the bottom of the ring.

C2:  slide up one bead from your shuttle and one from you ball.  tat 5 (slide three beads up from the ball and one from the shuttle) 5 ds.   slide up one bead from your shuttle.

continue around.

Once done, you will have a bead on the shuttle thread and one on the ball.  Slide up the beads and lockjoin the shuttle thread to the start of R1.  Lockjoin the ball thread to the other side of the ring (bead).  See the diagram.

the numbers in green are you ds
the numbers in red are the beads from the shuttle
the numbers in blue are the beads from the ball.
  © 2010 West Pine Creations

7 comments:

  1. Wow, what a difference your beads have made !!! Superb

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  2. Thank you! It is a beautiful snowflake!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your pattern! It's beautiful!! :)

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  4. Ooh thanks, I’d love to tat this.

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  5. Thank you!!! I've always thought this is so beautiful!
    Sandy R.

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  6. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing the pattern :)

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  7. Simple but so pretty. Thank you for the pattern!

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