Pumpkin Vine Edging - Heidi Sunday

Pumpkin Vine Edging - Heidi Sunday
Pumpkin Vine Edging By Heidi Sunday

pumpkins on a vine by Heidi Sunday from the Online Tatting Class

From the files of the Online Tatting Class:

The sample shown was tatted with DMC Perle Cotton size 8 measures 3 / 4 inch tall by 1 1 / 2 inches between pattern repeats.

Suggestions:
2 shuttles or tatting needle and ball: orange and green threads
Use a tiny crochet hook (approx size 16) for the shuttle joins on the big pumpkins. (However, exercise caution using the small hook as it might snag the threads and cause untwisting.)
Compress all chains firmly before joining. (Compressing the chain back toward the start causes the chain to curve more.)

R = Ring, CH = chain, p = picot, ds = double stitch
Starting with small ring:
R 6 ds, p, 6 ds, close ring, reverse work
CH 6 ds, p, 6 ds, reverse work
*R 14 ds, close ring (center of big pumpkin) reverse work
Shoelace trick to swap shuttles (use orange as working thread)

illustration of the shoelace trick by Wally Sosa

Working clockwise around big pumpkin center,
CH 12, shuttle join to bar of bottom ds of big pumpkin,
CH 12, shuttle join to top of pumpkin, (cross in front of pumpkin)
CH 9, join to previous small ring,
CH 9, join to bottom of pumpkin,
CH 9, p, CH 9, join to top of pumpkin
Turn work around, which changes green thread to working thread, join through into bar of last green stitch on vine (to avoid a gap).

Resume Chain:
CH 6 ds, p, 6 ds, reverse work
R 6 ds, join to last p of big pumpkin, 6 ds, close ring
Shoelace trick to reverse shuttles, make small ring opposite previous small ring, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, close ring, reverse work
CH 6 ds, p, 6 ds, reverse work
R 6 ds, join to p of previous small ring, 6 ds, close ring, reverse work
Shoelace trick to reverse shuttles, make small ring opposite previous small ring, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, close ring, reverse work
CH 6 ds, p, 6 ds, reverse work
Repeat from * until edging is desired length.







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