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Rose Window by Jon Yusof

Jon Yusof has recently published a trio of tatting booklets, "Elegant Tatting Gems" 2011, "Tatting with Rings (around Cabone Rings)" 2009, "Tatted Snowflakes Collection" 2008. Each of these half-size booklets is 8" x 5.75" (21x14.5cm). Both photos of the lace and the diagrams are in gorgeous color. See book reviews: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4199.asp

She also shares a pattern with us called Rose Window. This pattern uses all the basic tatting techniques plus the split ring, josephine ring and tatting reverse order double stitches (RODS.) It is also a good exercise to practice climbing out from a center ring through a mock picot into a split ring or a split chain.

ROSE WINDOW ©Jon Yusoff 2011 Pattern is worked with two shuttles. Pattern is worked in three rounds. The rounds in the charts are shown in Yellow – Round 1, Green – Round 2 and Blue – Round 3.


R : Ring

SR : Split ring

Jk : Josephine ring

C : Chain

ds : Double stitch

- : Picot

Vsp : Very small picot

+ : Join

lj : lock join

rw : Reverse work

dnr : Do not reverse

RODS : Reverse Order Double Stitch (RODS)

6-point motif in ombre green colored tatted lace by Jon Yusof

Round 1 Begin in the centre

R(2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2), make each of the 11 picots about 6mm long (when open) if using size
40 thread.

SR(4-2/4-2). Make sure to leave a distance of about the length of the picot of the centre
ring before making the split ring.

Make the ring on the right side of the split ring as, R(2+[p of the SR]4-6)

Flip the work over and make the ring on the other side of the SR, working on RODS,

R(2+[p of the SR]4-6), completing the cloverleaf.

Flip back to the front and reverse work.

(*) C(6-6), rw

R(6+[p of right ring of cloverleaf]6), rw. C(6-6), rw.

Make the next cloverleaf,

R(6+[p of pr ring]4-2), R(2+[p of pr ring]4+[skip one p, join to next p of centre ring]4-
2), R(2+[p of pr ring]4-6). Rw.

Repeat from (*) to finish this round. Cut and tie to beginning cloverleaf.

diagram for the 6-point motif in ombre green colored tatted lace by Jon Yusof

Round 2 – two shuttles

Join thread to any chain after the ring of (6-6) of Round 1. Begin with a chain.

C(3-3 +[lj to p of next ch of Rnd 1] vsp 8 +[lj to base of ring of Rnd 1]), dnr.

(§) Switch shuttle (SS), Jk(10), dnr.

SS, C(8 +[lj to p of next chain of Rnd 1] vsp 3-3 +[lj to p of next ch of Rnd 1] vsp 8 +[lj to
base of next ring of Rnd 1]), dnr.

Repeat from (§) to finish this round, ending with a lock join to the beginning chain.

DO NOT CUT thread, continue with Round 3

Round 3

C(5-5 +[lj to vsp of Rnd 2]7-3), dnr.

(d) SS, R(3+[p of pr chain]5-5-3), R(3+[p of pr ring]2-2-2-2-2-3), R(3+[p of pr ring]5-5-
3), dnr.

SS, C(3+[p of pr ring]7 +[lj to next vsp of Rnd 2]5-5+[lj to next vsp of Rnd 2]7-3), dnr.

Repeat from (d) to finish the round.

Cut thread, join to the beginning and hide ends.
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