Hugs and Kisses

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Hugs and Kisses

I’ve been wanting to do a design that can easily be made any size for a while now. I really liked this idea, and since it looks like X’s and O’s to me, I’ve named the design Hugs and Kisses.

This can be expanded to make placemats, a shawl, or anything else rectangular. I like the idea of using it as a tatted fabric when sewing accessories. It would be especially pretty if tatted in white with pearl beads added to the joins.

I used Lizbeth Twirlz Candy Hearts Color 401 and Lizbeth Twirlz Midnight Mist Color 407 in Size 20. The design as shown is approximately 2.5 inches (6.5 cm) square.

Printable pattern

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You will need:

Threads in your choice of color and size.
1 tatting shuttle or tatting needles
Small crochet hook

ds double stitch
p picot
j join

How to avoid a twisted picot

Instructions:

The instructions for winding your shuttle were determined using size 20 thread. If you use a different size thread, you may have to adjust.

“X” Medallion

Wind a shuttle with 60 full wraps. Do not cut the off ball.
R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, turn
*R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds j to last p of previous Ch, 3ds p 3ds p 3ds, turn*
Repeat between * once more.
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to 2nd p of first R, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds j to last p of previous Ch, 3ds p 3ds j to first p of first Ch, 3ds
Cut and tie.

“O” Medallion

Wind a shuttle with 35 full wraps. Do not cut off the ball.
R: (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, turn
*Ch: (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, turn
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 4th p of previous R, (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * until seven rings are completed.
Select a clover on the “X” Medallion for joining.
Ch: 2ds p 2ds j to center p of first R on selected clover, 2ds j to center p of last R on adjacent clover, 2ds p 2ds, turn
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 4th p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds j to 2nd p of first R, 2ds p 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds
Cut and tie.

Continue to make “x” Medallions and “O” Medallions, joining each edge in the same locations as instructed above. This picture shows the general idea.

2015_02_xo_pattern

2015_02_xo_visual

Copyright 2015 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

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