Tatted Medallion

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Tatted Medallion

I plan to add a tatted medallion to the dress I’m wearing to my son’s wedding in April. I decided it should have some depth to it and some extra laciness, too.

This medallion is the result. My dress is a charcoal gray, so I will tat it again using black, charcoal gray, and silver Lizbeth threads. When I sew it to the dress, I will add a bunch of beads at the center of the medallion for added sparkle and more depth.

I hope it works out as I see it in my mind!

This is an experienced beginner pattern and requires one shuttle. The medallion is about 2-1/2 inches (64mm) in diameter when done with size 20 thread.

I used Lizbeth size 20 thread in Lizbeth white.

Printable pattern (115K. Opens a new window.)

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You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size.
1 tatting shuttle or tatting needles
Crochet hook

ds double stitch
p picot
j join
lj lock join

How to do a lock join (lj)

Instructions:

Row 1

R: 6ds p 3ds p 6ds close, turn
*Ch: 10ds turn
R: 6ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds p 6ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * until a total of five rings are completed.
Ch: 10ds turn
R: 6ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds j to first p of first R, 6ds, close, turn
Ch: 10ds lj to base of first R

Row 2

*Ch: 12ds lj to base of the next R in previous round*
Repeat between * around.

Row 3

*Ch: 14ds lj to next space between chains of previous round*
Repeat between * around.

*Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 6 times, 3ds lj to next space between chains of previous round*
Repeat between * around.

Row 4

*lj to 3rd p of next Ch of previous round, pulling the thread between lj to an arc of desired size
lj to 5th p on the same Ch of previous round, pulling the thread between lj to an arc of desired size
lj to next space between chains of previous round, pulling the thread between lj to an arc of desired size*
Repeat between * around.

Cut and tie. Block the medallion.

Row 5

Using a small crochet hook, pull the thread through the space at the base of one of the rings so that about 6 inches of thread is hanging out the back of the medallion. You will use this to help secure the thread at the end of this round.

Pull the thread through the space at the base of the next ring from the front to the back, forming a loop. Pull the loop through the space between chains on the next round. Adjust the thread so that you have a large arc over the medallion then lj using the loop that you pulled through from the back. Repeat this step around.

When forming the last arc, cut the thread from the shuttle, leaving about 8 inches. PUll the thread through to the back at the space between chains next to the first R used in this round. Tie securely.

Tatting: Tatted Medallion visual pattern

Copyright 2013 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

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