NH Youngburg Pattern #27

NH Youngburg Pattern #27

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.

Nellie Hall Youngburg medallion #27

Dagmar Pezzuto presents the Nellie Hall Youngburg Medallion #27 from pg. 8.

CTM - Continuous Thread method instructs the tatter to wind one shuttle but do not cut the thread. Instead unwind enough thread from the ball for the second shuttle then cut free. Wind the second shuttle from that end. This eliminates one set of tails to hide.

CH - Chain

R - Ring

SR - Split Ring

DS - Double stitch

- - Picot The length of picots may be indicated by -, --, or --- dashes to show size.

SCH - Split chain

Clr - Close

MP - Mock picot Create the mock picot by tatting the first halfstitch and wrapping (no flip) the second half stitch. This locks up the thread. The MP is frequently used to climb from the center of a piece to the outside without cutting the thread.


R = 1DS – 1DS – (11x). Clr. MP.


SR 1 = 6DS / 6DS Clr. (bare thread space +/- 0,5mm)

R1 = 4DS – 2DS - ( 2DS - ) 6x 4DS. Clr.

Repeat all round.

Last Ring is SR = 4DS - 2DS – 2DS – 2DS / 4DS – 2DS – 2DS. Clr. MP.

CH1 = 2DS – 2DS - 2DS.


R1 = 4DS – 2DS – 2DS – 2DS – 2DS – 4DS. Clr.

R2 = 4DS + (R1) 2DS – 2DS – 2DS – 2DS – 4DS. Clr.

R3 = 4DS + (R2) 2DS – 2DS – 2DS – 2DS – 4DS. Clr.

CH2 = 2DS + (join to CH1) 2DS – 2DS + (join to R2) 2DS + (join to R2) 2DS – 2DS – 2DS – 2DS.

Repeat all around

Last Chain = 2DS + (CH1) 2DS – 2DS +(R1) 2DS. Cut and Tie.

Dagmar Pezzutto's beaded version Nellie Hall Youngburg medallion #27

Dagmar Pezzutto's diagram from Nellie Hall Youngburg medallion #27

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