Georgia Seitz - Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles
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Ana Bell's Valentine

This pattern is an excerpt from Book 4 of the Ribbonwinners Series, "Tatting on the Edge...and Beyond." © Georgia Seitz

Ana Bell has taken this familiar pattern and found a new use for it. By leaving out the large ring of the cloverleaf, it creates an opening just the right size to frame a smiling face. Thanks for sharing this with the online tatting class.


Using two shuttles begin tatting from the small ring which forms the bottom point of the heart and tat split rings up the left side, ring and chain at the top, cloverleaf for the center, repeat ring and chain and complete right side with split rings.


R 3 - 3 close ring. Do not reverse work.
Split ring: 5 - 5 / 5 - 5 close ring with shuttle one. Repeat three more times.

Reverse work. Use shuttle two for the inner rings (Note: to create the all right side up look for this motif, tat these four regular rings in reverse stitch order.) Use shuttle one for the chains.

R 10 - 10 close ring. This single picot should be large enough for three joins. RW
CH 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2. RW
R 10 + 10 close ring. RW CH 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2. RW
R 10 + 10 close ring. RW
CH 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3. RW

R 10 + 7 - 3 close ring. Do not reverse work.
R 3 + 5 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 3 close ring. Do not reverse work.
R 3 + 7 - 10 close ring. This single picot should be large enough for three joins. RW

CH 3 + 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2. RW
R 10 + 10 close ring. RW
CH 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2. RW
R 10 + 10 close ring. RW CH 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2. RW
R 10 + 10 close ring. RW
Split ring: 5 - 5 / 5 - 5 close ring with shuttle one. Repeat to create four split rings joining last split ring to the first split ring on the opposite side.


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