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Diamond Pattern revised Sue Duckles


On page 13 of her book, "Tatting", Norma Benporath offered a set of four designs. These were intended for bridge mats or tablecloths. The symbols are the heart, diamond, spade and club.

bridge cloth set from Tatting booklet by Norma Benporath OAM

bridge motif diamond from Tatting booklet by Norma Benporath OAM



Sue Duckles provided a new model for this pattern and she has devised a method to tat the pattern in one pass. Give it a try.



diamond model tatted by Sue Duckles


Diamond (one pass)
R1 3, 12p sep by 3 ds, 3. Clr (do not leave a space) DNRW
R2 3 + (last p R1) 3, 7p sep by 3 ds, 3. Clr (do not leave a space) DNRW
R3 3 + (last p R2) 3, 11p sep by 3 ds, 3. Clr (do not leave a space) DNRW
SR4 3 + (last p R3) 3 - 3 - 3 - 3/3 + (first p R1) 3 - 3 - 3. Clr
CLIMB OUT WITH A MOCK PICOT DNRW
SR5 3 - 3 - 3 / 3 - 3 - 3. Clr Rw
CH1 3, 5p sep by 3ds, 3. Rw
R6 3 - 3 + (join to 2nd p of SR 5) 3 + (join to next p on SR4) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH2 3 - 3 - 3 Rw
R7 3 - 3 - 3 + (join to 4th free p of next ring on Centre rings) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH 3 3 - 3 - 3 - 3
R8 3 - 3 + (join to 2nd p of R7) 3 + (join to next p on R) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH4 3, 8p sep by 3 ds, 3 Rw
R9 3 - 3 - 3 + (join to next p on same ring) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH5 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 Rw
R10 3 - 3 + (join to 2nd p of R9) 3 + (join to next p on R) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH6 3 - 3 - 3
R11 3 - 3 - 3 + (join to 3rd free p on next centre ring) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH7 3, 5p sep by 3ds, 3. Rw
R12 3 - 3 + (join to 2nd p of R11) 3 + (join to next p on same centre R) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH8 3 - 3 - 3 Rw
R13 3 - 3 - 3 + (join to 4th free p of next R on Centre rings) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH9 3 - 3 - 3 - 3
R14 3 - 3 + (join to 2nd p of R13) 3 + (join to next p on R) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH10 3, 8p sep by 3 ds, 3 Rw
R15 3 - 3 - 3 + (join to next p on same ring) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH11 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 Rw
R16 3 - 3 + (join to 2nd p of R15) 3 + (join to next p on R) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH12 3 - 3 - 3
R17 3 - 3 - 3 + (join to 3rd free p on next centre ring) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH7 3, 5p sep by 3ds, 3. Rw
R12 3 - 3 + (join to 2nd p of R17) 3 + (join to next p on same centre R) 3 - 3 - 3 Clr Rw
CH13 3 - 3 - 3 C&T to top of SR 5.

Taken from an original pattern by Norma Benporath in The Home Beautiful Tatting Book Pg
13 (The Bridge Set)

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