Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
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Nina Libin's Beaded Butterfly Bookmark


The Online Tatting Class thanks Nina Libin for this bonus pattern of a beaded butterfly bookmark.

Beaded Butterfly Bookmark:

To complete the project you will need 15 yards of DMC# 10 thread and 244 Iris 3-cuts #9

Key to the pattern:

1, 2 = number of double knots

··· pointed picot (3 ‘up’ beads in a row)

: one bead ‘up’ (from ball or left hand thread) & one bead ‘down’ (from shuttle thread)

Q trillium picot (two beads ‘up’ one bead ‘down’)

··:·· diamond shape picot (five beads ‘up’ one bead ‘down’)

···· flat top picot (even number of ‘up’ beads in a row)

~ = switch shuttles

^ = lock join (join with shuttle thread)

+ = regular join

- = regular picot

/ = shape and tighten

// = shape, tighten, and RW

Step I:

Take ten yards of thread; fold it in two; mark the center with a very loose overhand knot;

needle both tails; string 27 beads from one tail and 164 beads from another tail;

push beads closer to the marked center; load shuttle A with four yards of thread and 27 beads on;

load six yards of thread with 164 beads on shuttle B (ball); follow the pattern closely:

Shuttle A: 1) R: 5 - 6 -- 6 - 5//

2) R: 2 Q 3------------------3 Q 2 /

Shuttle B (ball): 3) CH: 3/

4) R: 1:1:1:1:1 ···1:1 ··:·· 1:1:1 - 1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1/

5) CH: 5/

6) R: 1:1:1:1:1:1···1:1 ···· 2 : 1:1:1:1: 2/

7) CH: 4^ (lock join to the central picot of ring 1) 1/

8) R: 3 - 3/

9) CH: 1^ (lock join to the central picot of ring 1) 4/

10) R: 2:1:1:1:1:2 ···· 1:1 ··· 1:1:1:1:1:1/

11) CH: 5 /

12) R: 1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1 - 1:1:1 ··:··1:1 ···1:1:1:1:1/

13) CH: 3/ ^ ( lock join to the base of ring 1)

14) CH: 1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1···1:1··:··1:1:1:1:1:1 ^ 1: 1:1:1···1:1:1:10/^ ( lock join to the side picot of ring 1)

15) Tat Row ONE of 10 similar split rings:

R: 6 - 6 ~ 12/ (6 double knots, picot, 6 double knots; switch shuttles;12 double knots; close the ring).

Step II:

take five yards of thread; fold it in two; mark the center with a very loose overhand knot;

needle both tails; string 21 beads from one tail and 32 beads from another;

push beads closer to the marked center; load shuttle A with a half of thread and 21 beads on;

load the rest of thread with 32 beads on shuttle B (ball); follow the pattern closely:

1) Start at the base of ring 1 (right under butterfly's head), make the chain

CH: 1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1:1···1:1 ··:··1:1:1:1:1:1 ^ 1:1:1:1 ··· 1:1:1:10/^ (lock join to the free side picot of ring 1)

2) Tat row TWO of 10 similar split rings (joining them in the process to the corresponding rings of the previous row)

R: 6 + 6 ~ 12/ (6 double knots, join, 6 double knots; switch shuttles; 12 double knots; close the ring).

Step III: Use the rest of the thread for the tassel. Do not forget to steam the bookmark into shape.

ã Nina Libin, 2000


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