Nellie Hall Youngburg Blue Bird #28 pg 9
Forty Original Designs in Tatting By Nellie Hall Youngburg Novel and Unique Designs with Complete Instructions for Every Pattern Designed and Executed by Nellie Hall Youngburg, Brookings, SD© 1921. As a summer tatting project tatters in the Online Tatting Class have been rewriting and modernizing the patterns in this vintage tatting book. Diagrams and new models have been prepared to help the tatter follow the patterns more easily. Both the original public domain booklet and the new version are being posted online to share with all tatters everywhere.
Adapted from a 1916 pattern and re-written by Wally Sosa ©2001, this little bird has his own story. Well, at least, my story...
The original pattern is a old one, circa 1916. I encountered several problems understanding the pattern, so I worked and re-work ed the pattern until I understood it.
Materials: Shuttle and Ball, DMC Cebelia #30 , DMC Tatting Thread #80
CL, clr: Close
RW, rw: Reverse Work
DNRW, dnrw: do not reverse work
- : Picot
/x/ : Double Picot with "x" amount of ds in the middle
+ : Join
For no cut, one color version use the numbers from the next section and follow the diagram above.
Starting with the wing:
A R: 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4. CL. RW.
BCH: 4 - 2 - 2 - 4. RW
X R: 4 + (to 2nd picot of big ring) 4. CL. RW.
C CH : 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4. RW.
D R: 4 + (to 4th picot) 4. CL. RW.
E CH: 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4. RW.
F R: 4 - 4. CL. RW.
G CH: 4 - 2 - 2 - 4. Do not RW.
H R: 4 - 4. Do not RW.
I CH: 4 - 2 - 2 - 4 + (to picot of 1st small "floating" ring) J CH: 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4. RW.
K R: 4 + (to 8th picot of big ring) 4. CL. RW.
L CH: 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4. RW.
M R: 4 + (to 10th picot of big ring) 4. CL. RW.
N CH: 4 - 2 - 2 - 4. Join to the base of the big ring. Finish off ends.
The head, beak and body are tatted in one pass. Prepare one bead for the eye ring if desired. Shuttle lock join to the bottom of wing ring "K."
aa R 5 - 5 - 5 clr rw
bb CH 3 - 3 - 3 (diagram only shows 1 picot, please add)
cc CH down picot (put space holder on it while you tat on) 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 -3 dnrw
dd Floating Ring R 4 - 4 clr dnrw
ee CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
ff R 4 - 4 clr rw
gg CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 dnrw
hh Floating Ring R 4 - 4 clr dnrw
ii CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 dnrw
jj R 5 + (to the picot of ring ff ) 5 + (join to drop picot) 5 + (join to picot of ring aa) 5 clr rw
kk CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 rw
ll R 5 +( join to shared picot ring aa and jj ) 5 + (join to first picot of ring aa) 5 - 5 clr rw
mm CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 very small down picot (put space holder on it while you tat on)
nn CH 3 - 3 rw
oo R 5 + (join to drop picot) 5 + (to picot of wing's L chain) 5 + (to picot of wing's N chain) 5 clr rw
pp CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 very small down picot (put space holder on it while you tat on)
qq CH 3 - 3 rw
rr R 5 + (join to drop picot) 5 + (to picot of wing's L chain) 5 + (to picot of wing's B chain) 5 clr rw
ss CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 dnrw
tt Floating Ring R7 - 7 clr rw
uu R 12 clr rw (This is the eye ring so add bead as desired)
vv CH 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 shuttle lock join to base of wing ring X
This is the original pattern two-wing version. Use double stitch counts as above.
Wally's Double Picot Flower - using thread #80
R: 8 / 2 / 8.
That means, make 8 ds, long picot (about 5/8"), make 2 ds, join to the long picot, make 8 ds more.
Repeat Ring until you have 4 petals. The last petal works like the other but before joining the picot to form the double picot, insert the picot through the picot in the bird's beak. Join the picot, make the last 8 ds clr. Finish ends.Here's the latest article from the Tatting site at BellaOnline.com.
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