Tatted Trees Edging

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Tatted Trees Edging

Earlier this month, I was driving through the countryside, trying to decide what to do for an pattern. I drove past a line of trees, and it occurred to me that it would be fun to figure out an edging made of trees. This pattern was fun to put together, and I hope you enjoy it!

This is a beginner pattern.

I used Lizbeth size 20 Color 138 Leafy Green and Lizbeth size 20 Color 691 Mocha Brown Medium. Use Lizbeth size 20 Color 100 Falling Leaves for autumn trees. The edging is approximately 1.5 inches (4 cm) wide.

Printable pattern

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You will need:

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

ds double stitch
p picot
j join

Instructions:

These instructions are for starting at the root. If you plan on joining your first tree to your last one, start at the first leaf.

Wind the green thread on the shuttle. Tie the two threads together with a knot.

Tall tree
Ch: 7ds p 6ds p 6ds p 7ds, turn
R: 2ds p (1ds p) 8 times, 2ds, close, turn
*Ch: 2ds, turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (1ds p) 8 times, 2ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * until five rings are completed.
Ch: 7ds j to last p of first half of trunk, 6ds j to next p of trunk, 6ds j to next p of trunk, 7ds p

Short tree
Ch: 7ds p 6ds p 4ds, turn
R: 2ds p (1ds p) 8 times, 2ds, close, turn
*Ch: 2ds, turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (1ds p) 8 times, 2ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * until five rings are completed.
Ch: 4ds j to last p of first half of trunk, 6ds j to next p of trunk, 7ds p

Repeat tall tree except substitute this ring for the first leaf on the tree.
R: 2ds p 1ds p 1ds j to center p of 4th ring on small tree, (1ds p) 6 times, 2ds, close, turn

Continue, alternating trees.

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