NH Youngburg Pattern #23
Forty Original Designs in Tatting By Nellie Hall Youngburg Novel and Unique Designs with Complete Instructions for Every Pattern Designed and Executed by Nellie Hall Youngburg, Brookings, SD © 1921. As a summer tatting project tatters in the Online Tatting Class have been rewriting and modernizing the patterns in this vintage tatting book. Diagrams and new models have been prepared to help the tatter follow the patterns more easily. Both the original public domain booklet and the new version are being posted online to share with all tatters everywhere.
Motif 23 from Forty Designs in Tatting Modernized by Cyn Stevenson ©2014
Note: I do not recommend this for beginners as it might be very frustrating. The thread stretches on the bare thread area. Two shuttles CTM, starting in center and climb out. Sample used size 20 DMC thread. Ring of 7 picots separated by 2 ds (start and end with 2 ds) close and use both shuttles to form a mock picot
for the 8th p.
*Rings on this round are front side up. Reverse work as needed for front side /backside tatting (fs/bs).
SR 4 / 4 leave ¼” space (0.63 cm)
R 4 - 4 close ring leave another ¼” space (0.63 cm).
Ring of 4 + (join to next picot on center ring) 4. Repeat until 1 picot is left on center ring.
Make another ring as before on the center and leave the ¼” (0.63 cm).
SR 4 / 4 (2nd half uses the hanging shuttle).
Use reverse order double stitch (RODS) as needed to maintain fs/bs.
SR 4 + (join to adjacent small ring) 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 / 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 close.
Small ring: 4 - 4 - 4 - 4
*Ch:4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4
R 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 close and fold out of the way while you make the larger ring.
R 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 + (join to first small ring of next set of 2 rings) 4 + (join to picot on next small ring) 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 Close.
Fold small ring into center, fasten firmly by bringing shuttle thread through both rings and slipping shuttle thru the loop and adjusting tension so small ring is secure.*
Repeat from * to * for 8 sets.
Ch 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 + join to first small inner/large outer ring in similar manner.
Finish off ends.
Wind bobbin with No. 40 crochet cotton and make a ring of 4 ds, 1 p (2 ds, 1p) 6 times. 4 ds close.
Tie and cut threads. *Make a small ring of 4 ds, fasten in p of large ring 4 ds close. Leave ¼ inch
thread and make another ring of 4 ds, 1 p, 4 ds close. Close to this make a ring same size. Leave
1/4 inch thread and repeat from * tie and cut threads.
Make a double ring—first ** a small ring of (4 ds, 1 p) three times, 4 ds, close. Close to this another
ring of (4ds sm 1 p) 4 times, 4 ds fasten in p of small ring of center wheel, 4 ds, fasten in p of small
ring of center wheel, 4 ds fasten in next small ring (4 ds, 1 p) 4 times, 4 ds, close. Turn small ring
back into larger one and fasten firmly by bringing shuttle thread through last ring and slipping shuttle
through. Join on second thread and make [chain-editor] (4 ds, 1 p) 5 times, 4 ds. Repeat from
** making 8 scallops in all.
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