Tatted Holly Edging

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Tatted Holly Edging

I had a request for a Christmas pattern a little earlier this year, so here it is! I intended to tat a longer demo of this, but I made a mistake again. I have such a hard time with edgings for some reason.

This edging actually has a bit of curve to it, so if you want it to be straight, you can add a couple more picots to the chains that connect to the clover leaf.

This is an experienced beginner to intermediate pattern and requires two shuttles.

I used Lizbeth size 20 thread color white.

Printable pattern (103K. Opens a new window.)

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You will need:

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

ds double stitch
p picot
j join

Instructions:

Shuttle 1: R: 3ds p (1ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, do not turn

Leaf:

Start this next chain about one stitch width away from the ring. This allows space to tie the end of the holly leaf in place.
Wind shuttle 1 thread around hand: Ch: 9ds, do not turn
Shuttle 1: R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
Wind shuttle 1 thread around hand: Ch: 9ds p 3ds j to previous p, 9ds, do not turn
Shuttle 1: R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
Wind shuttle 1 thread around hand: Ch: 9ds p 3ds j to previous p, 9ds, do not turn
Shuttle 1: R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
Wind shuttle 1 thread around hand: Ch: 11ds p 3ds j to previous p, 11ds, do not turn
Shuttle 1: R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, 3ds j to center p of previous R, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
Wind shuttle 1 thread around hand: Ch: 9ds p 3ds j to previous p, 9ds, do not turn
Shuttle 1: R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, 3ds j to center p of second R in leaf, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
Wind shuttle 1 thread around hand: Ch: 9ds p 3ds j to previous p, 9ds, do not turn
Shuttle 1: R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, 3ds j to center p of first R in leaf, 3ds j to 2nd p of first R in leaf, 3ds p 3ds, close, do not turn
Wind shuttle 1 thread around hand: Ch: 9ds
Tie to small space between the first R and the first Ch. Turn. Wind shuttle 2 thread around hand: Ch: 5ds p (2ds p) 5 times, 3ds, turn

Clover:
Shuttle 1:
R: (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds p (1ds p) 4 times, 3ds p 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, turn

Wind shuttle 2 thread around hand: Ch: 3ds j to last p of previous Ch, (2ds p) 5 times, 5ds, turn

Repeat, joining holly leaves at the first point.

Tatting: Tatted Holly Edging visual pattern

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