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November 10 2016 Tatting Newsletter

Faux Clover Tatted Edging A314

Coats N Clark #122 pg 31 pattern A314 edging

This edging appeared in the Coats & Clark Booklet #121, "Edgings Crocheted, Knitted and Tatted," and is used as a teaching tool with their permission. C&C advises that this booklet is vintage and may not be available for sale. But do watch for it on the secondary market.

It would be spectacular on household linens, table cloths and pillow slips in particular. But it would shine as a square collar and cuffs. And consider backing it with a belt to show off on any style dress. OH! and just think of the possibilities of beading this tatted lace, too??

Please examine the detail section of the edging:

Coats N Clark #122 pg 31 pattern A314 edging detail section

At first glance this edging appears to be a line of cloverleaf motifs separated by chains. But that is an illusion. Four sets of two back to back rings separated by chains are punctuated by an additional chain, ring and chain. This ring joins to the center ring of the second back to back ring of a set and the join in that same spot by the first of the next set of rings make it appear as if this were a cloverleaf. It is not.

Coats N Clark #122 pg 31 pattern A314 edging order of work

First row uses one or two shuttles, one shuttle or needle and ball thread. There are three double stitches between each picot or join.
*A R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 clr rw
CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
B R 3 - 3 + (join to center picot of ring a) 3 - 3 clr rw
Leave no bare thread space.
Repeat from * twice.

A R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 clr rw
CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
X R 3 - 3 + (join to center picot of ring a) 3 - 3 clr rw
CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
A R 3 - 3 + (join to center picot of ring b) 3 - 3 clr rw
Repeat from * for length desired.

Invert work and climb out with a split ring, or secure ends from row 1 and reattach to work in the opposite direction.

Row two.
J R 3 - 3 + (join to the previous join of the center picot of ring a and b) 3 - 3 clr rw
K CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
This creates the look of a cloverleaf. Every fourth join creates a quartrefoil.

For wide edging repeat joining the center picots of the row 2 chains (K.)
Prepare a header to attach edging to cloth by adding one more row of all chains.
Attach thread to center picot of chain of last row
CH 3 - 3 + continue across.

A short section of this wide edging would be a great platform for a beaded necklace. Just imagine large beads in the center of the rings, or multiple colored beads placed on the picots, on the joins, over the joins and on the core thread, too.


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