Tatted Rose Star

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Tatted Rose Star

This is the medallion that I will be putting in the center of my Hoffman Challenge quilt this year. My quilt is based on the number 5, so 5 and multiples of it are big in this medallion as well. The roses have five petals, and five outer roses are attached to the inner rose.

This pattern is something an experienced beginner can tackle, but for some reason, it just didn’t want to come together for me. The roses in the center worked together great, but I think I went through an entire shuttle full of thread before I finally got the outer layer right.

If you’re a beginner, please don’t let that stop you from making this design! It really was simple, I just had a few off days. Some days are just like that. In my case, it was a week!

In spite of my frustrations in tatting it, I’m very happy with this design. I hope you enjoy it!

This pattern is beginner to intermediate level and uses one shuttle. I used some old size 60 from my stash, but this will tat up nicely in any size thread.

Printable pattern (230K. Opens a new window.)

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You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size
1 tatting shuttle
A tiny crochet hook

ds double stitch
p picot
lj lock join
SL shoelace trick

How to do a lock join
How to do the shoelace trick

Instructions:

Rose

R: (5ds p) 4 times, 5ds, close, turn
Start the following chain a little smaller distance from the ring than the height of one of your picots. This space becomes your fifth “picot” on the center ring. Ch: 10ds, lj in next picot
Repeat around
Ch: 12ds, lj in lock join on previous set of chains. Use the crochet hook to pull the thread through to make the join.
Repeat around
Ch: 2ds p (1ds p) 10 times, 2ds, lj in lock join on previous set of chains
Repeat around. Cut and tie.

Make five more roses, joining the center p of one of the last chains to the center picot of one of the chains on the first rose. When done, you will have one rose in the middle with a rose attached at each “petal” by the center picots of each.

In order to make it easier for me to explain where to start the next round, the chain joined to the center rose will be chain 1, with chain 2 being the next chain clock-wise and numbering around the rose.

Final round

R: 5ds p 5ds j to 7th p of chain 2 on any outer rose, 5ds p 5ds j to 4th p of chain 5 on the next outer rose, 5ds p 5ds, close, turn
Ch: 25ds p 3ds, SL
R: 3ds j to previous p, 7ds p (1ds p) 2 times, 8ds p 2ds, close.
R: 2ds j to last p of previous ring, 10ds p (1ds p) 4 times, 10ds p 2ds, close
R: 2ds j to last p of previous ring, 8ds p (1ds p) 2 times, 7ds p 3ds, close, SL
Ch: 3ds j to last p of previous ring, 25ds, turn
*R: 5ds p 5ds j to 7th p of chain 2 on the same rose, 5ds p 5ds j to 4th p of chain 5 on the next outer rose, 5ds p 5ds, close, turn
Ch: 25ds p 3ds, SL
R: 3ds j to previous p, 7ds p (1ds p) 2 times, 8ds p 2ds, close.
R: 2ds j to last p of previous ring, 10ds p (1ds p) 4 times, 10ds p 2ds, close
R: 2ds j to last p of previous ring, 8ds p (1ds p) 2 times, 7ds p 3ds, close, SL
Ch: 3ds j to last p of previous ring, 25ds, turn*
Repeat between * around.
Cut and tie.

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