Clover Drop Heart

Click here to receive our newsletter and notifications of new content.

Clover Drop Heart

I was thinking about the tatting patterns I’ve done in the past, and realized that most everything was based on tatting in a circle or an oval. So I thought I’d try my hand at designing something different–at least different for me. So I sat down and doodled a while until I came up with a design for a heart that I liked. Funny thing is, the resulting heart ended up being nothing like my doodle.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy this month’s design–a heart-shaped design using clover leafs.

This is a beginner-level 2-shuttle pattern using simple rings and chains. It was tatted using size 20 thread.

Printable pattern (125K. Opens a new window.)

Get Adobe ReaderPatterns are available for download as a PDF file and are readable by using Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader free.

Instructions:

ds double stitch R ring
p picot j join
Ch chain

You will need:

thread in your choice of color, size 20
2 tatting shuttles

There is a visual pattern at the bottom of this page.

R: (3ds p) 13 times, 3ds, close, turn (this R will be referred to as the big R in this pattern)
Ch: (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 12th p of the big R, 2ds p 2ds p 2ds, close
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds p 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 3rd p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 6th p of last R, 3ds p 3ds, close
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, turn
R: 3ds j to 2nd p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 9 times, 2ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds j to 9th p of the big R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds p 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds p, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 9 times, 2ds, DO NOT turn
Do the following clover with the second shuttle.
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 9 times, 2ds p 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds p, close, DO NOT turn
Ch: (2ds p) 9 times, 2ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds j to 5th p of the big R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds p 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds p, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 9 times, 2ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 3rd p of last R, 3ds p 3ds, close
R: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 6th p of previous R, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds, close
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds j to 2nd p of the big R, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, turn

Cut off and tie to base of big R.

Tatted heart visual pattern

Copyright 2005 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

Share this: