Tatted Motif

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Tatted Motif

My son’s wedding was wonderful! And like my other son’s wedding last year, I was sewing on my dress until the day before the wedding. I really hope I don’t end up doing that again when my daughter gets married someday.

The dress was a v-neck, and rather deep. So I bought a modesty panel and created this tatted motif to add to the panel for extra interest. I started tatting it in Laramie, Wyoming, and finished it sometime after we crossed the border into Utah. It took me roughly 350 miles and 5 hours. Whew!

Here’s a link to the modesty panel on Amazon if you’re interested. I’ve not purchased a lot of blouses because of the depth of the neckline, but I think with this panel, I’ll have a lot more options when I shop.

This is a beginner pattern. It is about 4 inches (10 cm) tall and 3.5 inches (8 cm) wide when done with size 20 thread.

I used Lizbeth Burgundy color 672 in size 20.

Printable pattern (128K. 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

How to do a lock join (lj)

Instructions:

Row 1

R: (2ds p) 9 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 11 times, 2ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds j to 6th p of previous R (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 11 times, 2ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds j to 6th p of previous R (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 11 times, 2ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds j to 6th p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds j to 4th p of first R (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 11 times, 2ds
Cut and tie.

Row 2

R: (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds j to center p of any Ch on previous row, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, turn
*Ch: (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds j to 7th p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds j to 2nd p from previous j on Ch (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, turn
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 8th p of previous R (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, turn
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 6th p of prevous R, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds j to 8th p on next Ch of previous row (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, turn Ch: (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds j to 7th p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds center p on Ch (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * around. Last ring should be as follows.
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 6th p of previous R (2ds p) 2 ties, 2ds j to 8th p of next Ch of row 2, 2ds p 2ds j to 3rd p of first R (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds
Cut and tie.

Top right motif

R: (2ds p) 9 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 11 times, 2ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds j to 6th p of previous R (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: 24ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds j to 6th p of previous R (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 11 times, 2ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds j to 6th p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds j to 4th p of first R (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, j to 2nd p of first Ch of previous row, 2ds p 2ds j to 4th p of the next Ch, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds
Cut and tie.

Top left motif

R: (2ds p) 9 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 11 times, 2ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds j to 6th p of previous R (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: 24ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds j to 6th p of previous R (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 11 times, 2ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds j to 6th p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds j to 4th p of first R (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: 2ds p 2ds j to 2nd p of 5th Ch worked on row 2, 2ds p 2ds j to 4th p of 4th Ch worked on row 2 (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds
Cut and tie.

Top center motif

R: (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds j to 8th p of 3rd Ch worked of top right motif, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds p 3ds, turn
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 8th p of previous R, (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds p 3ds, turn
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 8th p of previous R, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds. At the same time, j to 5th p of first open Ch of row 2 between top right and top left motifs and 1st p of next Ch. It helps to use a crochet hook to do this join. (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds p 3ds, turn
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 8th p of previous R, (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds p 3ds, turn
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 8th p of previous R, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds j to 4th p of first Ch worked on top left motif, (2ds p) 4 times, close
Cut and tie.

Final row

R: 3ds j to p of last Ch worked of top center motif, (3ds j to p of next Ch) repeat across, 3ds p 15ds, close, turn
Ch:3ds j to p of last Ch worked of top center motif, 2ds p (1ds p) 16 times, 2ds lj to last p of previous R
Ch: (1ds p) 16 times, 1ds lj to 10th p of closest Ch of top left motif
Ch: (1ds p) 31 times, 1ds lj to 2nd p of 3rd Ch of top left motif
Ch: (1ds p) 14 times, 1ds lj to 8th p of same Ch of top left motif
Ch: (1ds p) 7 times, 1ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds j to 2nd p of last Ch of top left motif, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds j to center p of next free Ch of row 2, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (1ds p) 13 times, 1ds lj to center p of next Ch of row 2
Ch: (1ds p) 11 times, 1ds lj to center p of next Ch of row 2
Ch: (1ds p) 11 times, 1ds lj to center p of next Ch of row 2
Ch: (1ds p) 9 times, 1ds lj to center p of next Ch of row 2
Ch: (1ds p) 7 times, 1ds lj to center p of next Ch of row 2
Ch: (1ds p) 9 times, 1ds lj to center p of next Ch of row 2
Ch: (1ds p) 11 times, 1ds lj to center p of next Ch of row 2
Ch: (1ds p) 11 times, 1ds lj to center p of next Ch of row 2
Ch: (1ds p) 13 times, 1ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds j to center p of next free Ch of row 2, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds, close
R: (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds j to 10th p of last Ch of top right motif, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: (1ds p) 7 times, 1ds lj to 4th p of next Ch of top right motif
Ch: (1ds p) 14 times, 1ds, lj to 10th p of same Ch of top right motif
Ch: (1ds p) 31 times, 1ds, lj to 2nd p of 3rd Ch of top right motif
Ch: (1ds p) 16 times, 1ds
Cut and tie.

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