Tatted Flower Medallion

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Tatted Flower Medallion

This little medallion started out as a flower. As I worked the design, I learned quickly that it was either going to be a very large pattern or a medallion. Maybe sometime I’ll experiment with the large pattern, but today, it’s a medallion.

I think this would be very pretty with the center done in a variegated thread and the last row in green. It would bring out the flower motif and the outer row would look like leaves.

You may notice that the tatted design is slightly different than the written pattern and the visual pattern. I had originally put the small ring in the last row on the chain in the second row, but as I stitched the design, I realized that was the hard way! So I rewrote the design the easy way.

Normally, I would re-tat the piece, but in the interest of time, I couldn’t today.

This design is beginner level and uses one shuttle. I used size 20 Lizbeth thread in Carousel variegated.

Printable pattern (191K. Opens a new window.)

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You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size.
1 tatting shuttle

ds double stitch p picot
j join lj lock join

These tips may be useful when making this pattern: How to avoid a twisted picot
How to make a lock join

Instructions:

Row 1

R: 3ds p 6ds p (2ds p) 2 times, 6ds p 3ds, close, do not turn
*R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 6ds p (2ds p) 2 times, 6ds p 3ds, close, do not turn*
Repeat between * 2 more times for a total of 4 completed rings
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 6ds p (2ds p) 2 times, 6ds j to first p of first R, 3ds, close
Cut and tie.

Row 2

Taking the thread straight from the ball, thread it through one of the joined picots from the back to the front. Tie to your shuttle and wind about 1 yard (1 meter) of thread onto the shuttle.

Ch: (3ds p) 7 times, 3ds, lj to next joined p on previous round
Ch: **3ds j to last p of previous Ch, (3ds p) 6 times, 3ds, lj to next joined p on previous round**
Repeat between ** around, being sure to join the last picot on the last Ch to the first p on the first Ch of this round.

Cut and tie.

Row 3

R: 5ds j to center p of any Ch on previous round, 5ds, close, turn
***Ch: 4ds p (2ds p) 6 times, 4ds, turn
Clover:
R: 6ds p (2ds p) 2 times, 4ds p 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, 4ds j to second p of same Ch on previous round, 2ds p 2ds j to sixth p of adjacent Ch on previous round, 4ds p 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, 4ds p (2ds p) 2 times, 6ds, close, turn
Ch: 4ds p (2ds p) 6 times, 4ds, turn
R: 5ds j to center p of same Ch on previous round, 5ds, close, turn*
Repeat between *** around, ending with the last Ch in the sequence.

Cut and tie.

Tatting: Tatted flower medallion
Copyright 2009 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

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