“Cool” Tatted Sun

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“Cool” Tatted Sun

I worked on this pattern on and off throughout the winter, looking forward to sunnier, warmer days. Today was snowy and dreary, so it seemed a perfect time to finish it and send it to you!

This is an experienced beginner pattern (because the glasses are a bit of a pain). It is about 1.5 inches (4 cm) in diameter when done with size 40 thread.

I used Lizbeth Honey Drizzle color 180 and Black color 604.

Printable pattern (100K. Opens a new window.)

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You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size.
1 tatting shuttle or 1 tatting needle1
Small crochet hook

ds double stitch p picot
j join lj lock join
sl shoelace trick

How to do a lock join (lj)
How to do the shoelace trick (sl)

Instructions:

Sun: use the yellow thread

Row 1

Start at the red dot on the visual pattern.

R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, turn
*Ch: 2ds p 2ds turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * until five rings are completed.
Ch: 2ds p 2ds turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p of first R in row, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 2ds p 2ds
Cut and tie.

Row 2

Start at the green dot on the visual pattern.

Before filling shuttle, run the thread through the center p of one of the rings in the previous row from front to back. Tie to the shuttle then add about 12 inches (30 cm) of thread to the shuttle. Do not cut from the ball.

*Ch: 12ds lj to center p of next R of previous row*
Repeat around, do not cut thread.

Row 3

Make the picots in this row random lengths.

*Ch: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, lj to space between chains of previous row*
Repeat around.
Cut and tie.

Sunglasses: use the black thread

Wind about 12 inches (30 cm) of thread on a shuttle. Do not cut from the ball.

R: 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds p 2ds lj to p on R, 2ds p 3ds, lj to base of R, sl, turn
Ch: 5ds lj to closest p on previous Ch, 3ds p 3ds, lj to next p on previous Ch, 5ds, lj to base of R, sl, turn
Ch: 15ds lj to p on previous Ch, 3ds p 12ds, lj to base of R
Ch: 9ds Push the stitches tightly together to make a good curve
R: 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds p 2ds lj to p on R, 2ds p 3ds, lj to base of R, sl, turn
Ch: 5ds lj to closest p on previous Ch, 3ds p 3ds, lj to next p on previous Ch, 5ds, lj to base of R, sl, turn
Ch: 14ds lj to p on previous Ch, 3ds p 11ds, lj to base of R
Cut and tie.

Glue or sew the sunglasses to the sun.

2014_03_sun_visual_row1 2014_03_sun_visual_row2

 

Copyright 2014 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

 

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