Tatted Gift Box

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Tatted Gift Box

Actually, any square motif will work for this idea, and if you know how to make split rings, this pattern would work up without all the cutting and tying.

How to make a split ring (shuttle tatting)
How to make a split ring (needle tatting)

Also, I wove the first ribbon through the motif and decided I would have preferred to have just wrapped it around the box. I left it as is so you can see it both ways and decide what you’d rather do.

This design is beginner level and uses one shuttle. I used size 20 Flora thread in Dark Purple.

Printable pattern (138K. Opens a new window.)

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You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size.
1 tatting shuttle
Approximately 1/2 yard (0.5 m) of 1/8″ (3mm) satin ribbon

ds double stitch p picot
j join bj

This tip may be useful when making this pattern:
How to avoid a twisted picot

Instructions:

Motif 1

R1: 3ds p (4ds p) 3 times, 3ds close
R2: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 4ds p 8ds p 3ds, close
R3: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 12 ds p 3ds, close
R4: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 8ds p 4ds j to first p of R1, 3ds close
Cut and tie.

Motif 2 and 3

R1: 3ds p 4ds p 4ds j to second p of R1 in Motif 1, 4ds p 3ds close
R2: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 4ds j to second p of R4 in Motif 1, 8ds p 3ds close
R3: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 12 ds p 3ds, close
R4: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 8ds p 4ds j to first p of R1, 3ds close
Cut and tie.
Repeat once more for Motif 3

Motif 4

R1: 3ds p 4ds j to free p of R1 in Motif 1, 4ds j to free p of R1 in Motif 3, 4ds p 3ds close
R2: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 4ds j to free p of R4 in Motif 3, 8ds p 3ds close
R3: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 12 ds p 3ds, close
R4: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 8ds j to free p of R2 in Motif 1, 4ds j to first p of R1, 3ds close
Cut and tie.

Ribbons

Attach ribbon either by sewing them on or gluing them on. I used hot glue. Wrap ribbon around the middle of the motif both ways, attaching at the back of the work. Tie a small box and attach to the top of the motif.

Tatting: Tatted gift box
Copyright 2009 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

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