Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
1227 CR 1760 E
Greenup Illinois USA
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Wally Sosa's Variations on Mrs. Beeton's Tatting Revisited

Mrs. Beeton pg. 8 1870 adapted by Wally Sosa ©2006
Materials: Shuttle and Ball (or 2 Shuttles for easy weaving)
Picot Gauges, ¼" closed and ½" closed
Crochet Hook for joining
Original Version:
Start with a mock picot.
* CH: 5 ± 9. Mock Picot. SLT.
CH: 10. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 9 - 5. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 4. Make a mock picot. SLT.

Repeat from * until 5 “petals” are made. Join last chain to the first mock picot. Cut. Note: Why make mock rings instead of real rings? When I worked the pattern the first time I tatted it with real rings, but I noticde that the rings were unstable at the bottom and tended to twist sideways. When I changed to mock rings I noticed that the mock ring stayed centered.



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Version 2: Start with a mock picot.
* CH: 5 ± 9. Mock Picot. SLT.
CH: 10. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 9 - 5. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 2 (¼” picot) 2. Make a mock picot. SLT.
Repeat from * twice more. You will have 3 picots made.
CH: 5 - 9. Mock Picot. SLT.
CH: 10. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 9 - 5.

Join to the mock picot but pass the thread of the shuttle thru the first picot made. Note: The other 2 picots are hiding at the back of the motif when I was scanning the model so they don’t interfered with the explanation.


After joining.
CH: 2 + (in between “petal” #2) 2. Make a mock picot. SLT.

Note: To make this join you have to fold the motif toward you (up). Holding “petal” #2 in your hand, pass the crochet hook thru the join, grab the thread from the ball, make the loop really big and pass the ball of thread thru this loop. Then close the loop until tight, making sure that the threads have the same length of the picot (¼”). Finish the chain.


CH: 5 - 9. Mock Picot. SLT.
CH: 10. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 9 + 5. Join to the mock picot but pass the thread of the shuttle thru the 2nd picot made.
CH: 2 + (in between “petal” #3) 2. Cut.
Pass the core thread thru the 1st mock picot and the last free long picot. Tie and hide ends.

Version 3: Work same as version 2 but change:
CH: 5 ± 9. Mock Picot. SLT.
CH: 10. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 9 - 5. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 5 ± 8 (½" picot) 1. Mock Picot. SLT.
CH: 10. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 1 + (long picot, making a double picot over the mock ring)8 - 5.
Join to the mock picot. SLT. Continue working the pattern as version 2.

Version 4:

This version is practically the same as the original. I doubled the ds counts so I have a larger motif to decorate.


CH: 10 ± 18. Mock Picot. SLT.
CH: 3 (- 3) x 5. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 18 - 10. Join to the mock picot. SLT.
CH: 3|2|3. Make a mock picot. SLT. (This notation indicates a double picot with 2 ds on the middle and 3 on each side) Repeat from * until 5 “petals” are made. Join last chain to the 1st mock picot. Cut.
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