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Georgia Seitz -Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles
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Julie Patterson's Hearts and Flower Cross Bookmark



Julie Patterson's Hearts and Flower Cross Bookmark
© Julie Patterson 2001


This cross is made in one pass. You will need two shuttles wound with size 20 thread or smaller. Any thicker thread, e.g. Cebelia no. 20 or thicker, will distort the centre motif. Wind both shuttles continuous thread method or CTM.


CENTRE CROSS

All picots on the centre cross are tiny joining picots. Begin at the centre ring, adding petals, leaving flower motif with a split ring:

R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 cl ( 7 tiny joining picots)
CH 4 - 8 - 4 + (join to nearest picot from centre ring closure)
CH 4 + (join to second picot of previous petal) 8;
throw off ring with chain thread shuttle: R 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 cl;
continue with chain: CH 8 - 4 + (join to next picot of centre ring)
CH 4 + (join to last picot of previous petal) 8 - 4 + (join to next picot of centre ring)
Continue until four small petals and three large petals have been formed alternately, then:
Split Ring: SR 4 + (join to last picot of previous petal) 8 / + (join to the base of the first chain that makes the first petal - the point of ring closure) 4 + (join to first picot of first petal) 8 cl

Now make your way down the centre of the cross stem:

Large split ring: SR 4 - 4 / 4 - 4 cl
Repeat three times until there are four large split rings, then:
Small split ring: SR 5 / 5 cl

OUTER CROSS
Nota bene: Picots on the outer cross are for decoration, and therefore, larger. You may want to review the lesson notes on the use of a picot gauge to create regularity in decorative picots:
Picot Gauge Exercise
Vertical Picot Gauge
Horizontal Picot Gauge

Now tat around the whole cross with chains, creating the hearts at the tips with rings and chains:

CH 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 + (join to picot of last large split ring)
CH 5 - 5 + (join to picot on nearest large split ring)
CH 5 - 5 + (to picot on previous large split ring)
CH 5 - 5 + (join as above)
CH 5 - 5 + (join to picot that joined the first and last petal during creation of centre flower)
CH 8 + (join to picot that joined 1st and 2nd petal)
CH 5 - 5 + (join to first picot of first ring thrown off at tip of petal)
CH 4 - 4 - 4 - 4
R 5 + (join to middle picot of same thrown ring) 5 cl
CH 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 + (join to last free picot on same thrown ring)
CH 5 - 5 + (join to picot that joined 2nd and 3rd petals)
CH 8 + (join to picot that joined petals)
Continue in this way until the three upper arms of the cross have been edged. Then make your way back down the lower arm by chaining CH 5 - 5 + until you reach the last heart:
CH 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 + (join to middle picot of small split ring)
Cut and tie leaving threads long enough to join a tassel.




Questions? Contact: Julie Patterson
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