Tatted Neckline Inset

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Tatted Neckline Inset

I wanted to use tatting as one of the finishing touches on the dress I made for my son’s wedding this month. I chose a round neckline and tatted this little design to go on center front. It fit perfectly, but unfortunately, it just didn’t work with the dress. So I cut it off at the last minute. It made me sad. Maybe it would have worked better if I’d used beads at all the joins and in the center of the medallions, but I just didn’t have time to add them.

The design is definitely useful, though, and I’ll find another place to put this piece. I think it would be pretty on a summer sweater.

This is a beginner pattern and requires one shuttle. It is about 4.5 inches wide (11 cm) by 1.25 inches tall (3 cm) when done with size 20 thread.

I used Lizbeth size 20 thread in color 604 black.

Printable pattern (90K. 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)
How to avoid a twisted picot

Instructions:

Left medallion

R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, turn
*Ch: 1 ds p 1ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * until you have completed six rings.
Ch: 1 ds p 1ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds j to first p of first R, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 1 ds p 1ds
Cut and tie.

Center medallion

R: (3ds p) 7 times, 3ds, close, turn
*Ch: 2ds p 2ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 6 times, 3ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * until you have completed six rings.
Ch: 2ds p 2ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to center p of any R in Left medallion, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to first p of first R, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 2ds p 2ds
Cut and tie.

Right medallion

Repeat left medallion until you have completed six rings.
Ch: 1 ds p 1ds, turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds j to center p of third ring on Center medallion clockwise from the one joined to the Left medallion, 3ds p 3ds j to first p of first R, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 1 ds p 1ds
Cut and tie.

Top edge

R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds j to fourth p of second ring on Right medallion clockwise from the one joined to Center medallion, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds lj to fourth p of same ring on Right medallion, (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to second p of next R on Right medallion, 3ds j to third p of same R on Center medallion which joins to Right medallion, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds lj to center p of next free R on Center medallion, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds lj to center of next R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to fifth p of next R on Center medallion, 3ds j to fourth p of next free R in Left medallion, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds lj to fourth p of next free R, (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, turn
R: (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to second p of same R on Left medallion, (3ds p) 2 times, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, do not turn
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close
Cut and tie.

Tatting: Tatted Neckline Inset visual pattern
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