Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
11460 Via Appia
Anchorage Alaska 99515-2905 USA
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www.georgiaseitz.com

The "Onion" Ring Butterfly
Original pattern and color models by Hope Green.



This is a set of four double onion rings. Note the doubled picots on some of the butterflies.

Hope used size 20 thread in two colors. She began with the two threads unknotted (not tied.) She tatted the first ring, then held the second thread up to it and simply began the new ring there. Between the sets of rings she left just a tiny bit of thread to accomodate the widths of the tatted element (so that the butterfly would lay flat and not overlap rings.)



The order of tatting:
Ring 1 + 2 upper right wing
Ring 3 + 4 lower right wing
Ring 5 + 6 lower left wing
Ring 7 + 8 upper left wing

Square knot all four threads; then knot two together for antenna...

Let’s tat all rings. ORJ = onion ring join
1/ 9 ds - 9 ds
2/ 12 ds, long picot 3/4” open, ORJ, l ds, join long picot, 9 ds, picot, 3 ds

3/ 6 ds - 6 ds
4/ 3 ds + 5 ds - ORJ -- - 6 ds - 2 ds

5/ 6 ds - 6 ds
6/ 2 ds + 6 ds - ORJ -- - 5 ds - 3 ds

7/ 9 ds - 9 ds
8/ 3 ds + 9 ds, long picot 3/4” open, ORJ, l ds, join long picot, l2 ds







Any questions? You are welcome to email me.
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