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Easter Egg Tatted Lace Covering by Terry McGuffin


Terry McGuffin, aka Terry the Tatter, shares her graceful tatted lace covering for Easter Eggs with the online tatting class. Many thanks. Terry states that the pink egg is a size 40-50 thread. The two shades of lavender are size 80.

The Easter Egg


2 shuttles, size 80 thread or #12 Perle cotton There are about 7 pattern repeats using size 80 thread and about 5 pattern repeats using size 12 Perle or other size 40-50 thread.

Center Ring 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2. (9 picots)

CH 3

1. [R 2-2-2-2.] 3

2. [R 2+ (LPPR) 2- (join in next pattern to small center ring) 2-2.] 3

3. [R 2+ (LPPR) 2-2-2.] 3

4. [R 2+ (LPPR) 2-2-2.] 4+(join to center picot of center ring)

5. [R 2+ (LPPR) 2-2-2—2-2-2-2.] 4

6. [R 2+ (LPPR) 2-2-2.] 3

7. [R 2+ (LPPR) 2-2-2.] 3

8. [R 2+ (LPPR) 2-2-2.] 3

9. [R 2+ (LPPR) 2-2-2.] 3 join to thread at base of center ring. Turn work

CH 7-2—2-3 [R 2-2-2-2.] CH 7

R 2-2+ (to center picot of 2nd ring of main motif) 2-2-2-2. CH 7 [R 2-2-2-2.] CH 3-2—2-7. Do not RW Begin with shuttle 2

Continue around. I used 7 pattern repeats in size 80 thread but it was a little loose. Join last center motif into small ring (easy join).

Row 2 Size 40-50 thread Join to center picot of small ring to right of motif. CH 3-2—2-3+ (to center picot of next sm ring) CH 12 [R2-2-2-2.] CH 12+ (to center picot of next small Ring, around.

Row 3 size 40-50 thread Join to center picot of any small ring from previoud row. CH 7 [R2-2-2-2.] *h 7+ to next picot from prev. row) CH 7 [R2+ (to last picot of ring from this row) 2-2-2.] * Work between *’s around joining last ring to first ring.

Row 2 Size 80 thread. Join to center picot of small ring to right of motif. CH 3-2—2-3+ (to center picot of next small R) CH 15 [R2-2-2-2.] CH 15+ (to center picot of next small Ring, around.

Row 3, size 80 thread. Join to center picot of any small ring from previous row, CH 18 [R3-2-2-3.] *CH 18+ (to center picot of next small ring) CH 18 [R 3+ (to last picot of adjacent small ring) 2-2-3.]* continue around between *’s joining last ring to first.

Some abbreviations:

LPPR = join to Last Picot of Previous Ring

[brackets] = switch shuttles to work rings in brackets

* = Work pattern from * to * only. Don’t go back to the beginning

— = Slightly larger picot. In this group of 3, begin with a small picot, then a slightly larger than normal picot and a small picot.



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