Motifs with 5 points may be called stars, 6 points = snowflakes
5 point Star by Mrs. O. D. Humphreys
Tatted Medallion - 5 point Star by Mrs. O. D. Humphreys
Comfort Magazines June 1925 pg. 7
5-point Star Comfort Magazine Mrs. Humphreys
The design elements in this star are the simplest used in tatting. There are only rings and chains. It is given a lacy effect by tatting a picot after nearly every double stitch. If tatted in a sturdy
six cord hard twist thread it would have a lot of body. However, a soft pearl cotton type
thread would need to be stiffened and blocked before use. The star has many applications.
It can be appliquéd onto wearables or joined in multiples for collars or cuffs. Individual stars
would be lovely de
Eastern Star Emblem [offsite link]
Ann Brady has created a lovely Eastern Star pattern for us all to enjoy. Saved by the wayback machine and posted at the Online Tatting Class by permission.
Oval [offsite link]
Here is a simple piece designed by Christiane Eichler. It´s so pretty.
Oval Medallion [offsite link]
Here is a slightly more complex design by Lisa Trumble using two shuttle tatting.
Penta Wheel [offsite link]
This little motif by Lisa Trumble has interesting use of split rings with two colours.
Simple Christmas Star [offsite link]
Helen Stammers shares her simple Christmas star pattern first published in the Ring of Tatters newsletter #67
Simple Suncatcher [offsite link]
Here is a fun pattern for a suncatcher by Birgit Phelps.
Sine Wave Star by Jeff Hamilton [offsite link]
Here Jeff has designed a 5 point start which uses split rings.
Snowflake II Medallion [offsite link]
Another pattern by Lisa Trumble, this one is very simple and would suit the beginner.
Snowflake III Medallion [offsite link]
Here is another small, very simple motif by Lisa Trumble.
Spiral Medallion [offsite link]
Here is another design by Lisa Trumble, using lock joins to create an unusual shaped snowflake.
Square Coaster [offsite link]
Here is another motif by Gillian Buchanan, in the form of a pattern for a square coaster. This design is very easy and should suit most beginners. Saved by the wayback machine.
Star 5 [offsite link]
Here is an attractive and very easy five pointed star by Roger AKA Freedman.
Star with Half-closed Rings by Nancy Tracy [offsite link]
This pattern by Nancy Tracey uses the half-closed ring and has 2 variations.
Starfish [offsite link]
This lovely design by Lisa Trumble makes use of rings and chains in graduated sizes to create the design.
Tatted Cluny Coaster Variation [offsite link]
I find coasters make lovely small doilies scattered on the dressing table or bookcase, and this one will certainly test your cluny tatting skills!
Tatted Star Doily Charlene Finiello [offsite link]
Carolyn Groves noticed this star pattern in Old-Time Crochet Winter 1998 issue. It was designed by Charlene Finiello who has given permission to share the pattern with us.
Tiny Square Motif [offsite link]
This little motif could be used for all sorts of purposes - it would make a great coaster or small doily but I´m not sure it would be a good idea for a tablecloth. This one is fairly easy but does require the use of shuttle thread joins (otherwise known as downward joins).
Saved by the wayback machine.
Triangular Medallion [offsite link]
Here is another very simple pattern by Lisa Trumble. Again there is a little two shuttle work in it but it is not difficult.
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