Square Motif - Daniela Mendola
Square Motif for Curtains
Daniela Mendola shares another motif just right for the beginning tatter.
R = ring
CH = chain
p = picot
rw = reverse work
clr = close ring
+ = join
SH1, SH2 = shuttle 1 or shuttle 2
Using two shuttles or one shuttle/needle and ball thread, start the ring with SH1
*R 4ds - 9ds - 9ds - 4ds clr
R 4ds + 9ds - 9ds - 4ds clr rw*
CH 5ds - 5ds rw (this picot will be used for 3 joins.)
*Repeat the rings * to *.
CH of 5ds, join to the p of the previous chain, 5ds. rw
Continue with two more repeats joining the last ring to the first ring and secure ends.
Here is an diagram example of this motif used for a curtain.
Add variety by using two different colors. The curtain may also be embellished with some hemstitch and an ornamental edging, tatted of course!
Here is a vintage edging by the famous Frau Tina Frauberger.
Onion ring Inner ring 10 - 10 clr. DNRW
Onion ring Outer ring 7 - 7 + (join to picot of inner ring) 7 - 7 clr rw
CH 8 - 8 rw
R 10 - 10 clr. DNRW
R 7 + (join to last picot of outer ring of previous set) 7 + (join to picot of inner ring) 7 - 7 clr rw
CH 8 - 8 rw
Attach thread to picot of chain on row 1.
CH 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 + (join to picot on next chain on previous row),
CH 8 - 8 - 8 - 8 + (skip one chain, join to picot on next chain on previous row),
Join to next chain and continue.
How to make Onion rings.
Using one shuttle, begin by tatting a normal ring with a picot at top center. Close ring and do not reverse work. Using the same shuttle begin a second ring and tat up to the midpoint.
Next bring the ring thread up through the picot on the first ring. Bring the shuttle/core thread through the loop.
Pull gently on the ring thread to remove the excess thread. Make sure that the last double stitch formed touches the picot; adjust tension or compression as needed.
Finish tatting the ring and close allowing the new ring to surround the first ring.
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