Emmy Liebert's Square Star
Emmy Liebert's Square Star from Schiffchen-Arbeiten Frivolitäten 1916 Book 1 fig. 30 pg. 65 reprint pg.14
This pattern was prepared for sharing as part of the Online Tatting Class' Emmy Liebert project.
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This new model was tatted by Stephanie Wilson.
R = ring
CH = chain
- or p = picot
— = long picot
CTM = continuous thread method
rw =reverse work
dnrw = do not reverse work
+ = join
Funny, isn't it? Emmy Liebert lists this tatted square motif as a "star?"
Wind 2 shuttles CTM or prepare one shuttle and a ball thread. Start in the middle of the motif. Note that all four rings on the inner portion join into the same long picot on the first ring.
R 5 - 5 — 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 7 - 7 rw
*R 5 - 5 + (join to the long picot) 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 7 - 7 rw Repeat from * twice more.
Join the last chain to base of first ring but dnrw
Begin the outer round by continuing the chain
CH 10 - 5 - 5 rw
**R 5 - 5 + (join to p on the chain from center) 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 5 - 3 - 3 - 5 rw
R 5 - 5 + (join to same p on the chain from center) 5 - 5 clr rw
CH 5 - 5 - 10 + (join to the base of the next ring in the center portion)
CH 10 + (join1 to p on the chain opposite) 5 - 5 rw
Repeat from ** around.
This small pattern is an excellent time to practice tatting your chains using RODS, or the reverse order double stitch. By beginning the ds on the chain with the second half stitch first followed by the first half stitch second, when the work is returned to the front side for the rings, both rings and chains will be front side up.
1 Note: this join should be very tight. You may want to adjust the length of the picot on the chain.
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