Tatted Scallops Edging

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Tatted Scallops Edging

I wanted to create an edging that scallops and only attaches at the top of each scallop. This was a fun design to create! It’s fun and fast to stitch, too. I hope you enjoy it.

This pattern uses two shuttles and is an intermediate beginner pattern. It requires two shuttles because of the little ring at the top of each scallop. It’s possible to do this with the shoelace trick, but since there is nothing else holding this little ring straight, it will twist and turn, and I don’t recommend it.

I used Lizbeth White Color 601 Size 40. The edging is about 1.75 inches (5 cm) tall and each repeat is about 2-1/4 inches (7 cm) wide when stitched with size 40 thread.

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You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size.
2 tatting shuttles or tatting needle

ds double stitch
p picot
j join
lj lock join

Instructions:

This design works best if you wind both shuttles continuously. To do this, wind one shuttle, pull more thread from the ball, then cut the thread. Wind this other end of the thread on the second shuttle. Do not cut the thread again before you start tatting.

R: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
#R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 16ds, turn
Ch: 10ds, do not turn
Using the second shuttle, R: (1ds p) 5 times, 1ds, close, do not turn
Continue by using the first shuttle, Ch: 10ds, lj into the center of the rings
Ch: 20ds, turn
*R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, j to center p of first R worked, (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Allow 3/8″ (1 cm) of thread between previous R and this next R
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 6th p of previous R, (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Allow 3/8″ (1 cm) of thread between rings
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 6th p of previous R, (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: 24ds, turn*
Repeat between * once more.
R: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, do not turn
Allow 3/8″ (1 cm) of thread between rings
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 6th p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds j to center p of last R before the previous Ch, (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Allow 3/8″ (1 cm) of thread between rings
R: 2ds p 2ds j to 6th p of previous R, (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: 20ds, turn
R: (2ds p) 3 times, j to center p of previous R, (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, close, do not turn#
Repeat between # until desired length is achieved.
Cut and tie.

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