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Block Tatted Heart by Sue Hanson


2 shuttles CTM Coats #20 deep purple shade 200. Commence with a “dead end” start. Making a mock picot & then a half stitch unflipped. Some folks do this around a paper clip. I prefer to place a “helping loop” of spare thread, over the shuttle thread to later post shuttle through to make join.

Ed.'s note: This pattern has been written with the traditional style block tatting instructions. However, it is possible today to create the block without the many turns. The first segment of the block chain is tatted as normal; the next segment is wrapped not tatted (unflipped ds.) See Jane's block tatting diagram for more info.

B = back side facing F = Front side facing

Block 1 Sh#1 Start with right hand flower
B Ch1: MP lock stitch, 10 lock & turn (like a page)
F Ch2: vsp 10 + shuttle lock join (LJ) (starting p) lock & turn
B Ch3: vsp 10 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
F Ch4: vsp 10 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
B Ch5: vsp 10 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
F Ch6: vsp 10 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
B Ch7: 10 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn SS note no vsp at start
Sh#2 R1: 15 vsp 15 clr SS keep block to left and RW
Sh#1 R2: 15 -- (large enough for two joins) 15 clr SS
Backside facing & block to left make shoe lace trick (SLT) & tension tightly to bring R’s together DNRW

Sh#1 Ch: 12 tension into a curve & lock


Block 2 Sh#1 actual continuation of last Ch
B Ch1: vsp 5 lock & turn
F Ch2: vsp 6 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
B Ch3: vsp 7 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
F Ch4: vsp 8 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
B Ch5: vsp 9 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
F Ch6: vsp 11 +LJ (last Ch) lock SLT DNRW


Block 3 Sh#1 Front side facing, flower to left with previous block upside down
B Ch1: vsp 11 lock & turn
F Ch2: vsp 9 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
B Ch3: vsp 8 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
F Ch4: vsp 7 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
B Ch5: vsp 6 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
F Ch6: 5 +LJ (last Ch) lock SLT & turn note no vsp at start
Backside facing all blocks to left
B Sh#1 Ch: 12 tension, lock & SS don’t turn
F Sh#2 R3: 15 + (R2) 15 clr SS this must still be backside
Rings 3 & 4 must be numbered wrong in diagram..RW
B Sh#1 R4: 15 vsp 15 clr SLT & RW to bring R’s together
Must be frontside


Block 4 Sh#1 Backside facing with Block 1 @ left & working to outside of motif (to mirror block 1)
Still cant figure this one out, seems to be frontside facing & block A to right, only way to the outside?
F Ch1: vsp 10 lock & turn (like a page)
B Ch2: vsp 10 +LJ (p at start) lock & turn
F Ch3: vsp 10 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
B Ch4: vsp 10 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
F Ch5: vsp 10 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
B Ch6: vsp 10 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn
F Ch7: 10 +LJ (last Ch) lock & turn note no vsp at start
Outside round Backside facing Block 1 at right DNRW all the way through this round Block A must be to left (as in original pattern) to go round right way.


All chains in reverse stitch.
Sh#1 Ch: 2 (- 2) x 15 +LJ (p R3) lay in magic thread at start of this Ch must be R4
Ch: 2 (- 2) x 10 +LJ (base p Block 3)
Ch: 6 vsp 3 SS
Sh#2 Trefoil R5: 3 + (last Ch) 3 - 3 vsp 3 clr note reverse order of ds for these 3 R’s
R6: 3 + (R5) 3 - 2 --- 2 - 3 vsp 3 clr
R7: 3 + (R6) 3 - 3 vsp 3 clr SS
Sh#1 Ch: 3 + (R7) 6 + LJ (base p Block 2
Ch: 2 (- 2) x 10 +LJ (R1)
Ch: 2 (- 2) x 15 +LJ (starting p Block 1)
Ch: 2 (- 2) x 12 +LJ (bet R2 & R4) R2 & R3
Ch: 2 + (last p last Ch) 2 (- 2) x 11 + (MP of round Block 4) lay in magic thread at end of this Ch
C, T & Hide ends
Revised 10th October 2005

Many Thanks to Sue Hanson sue.hanson99@virgin.net for sharing her work with us.
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