I’ve had a ball of Lizbeth Carousel size 20 thread sitting on my desk for a few weeks now and finally had the chance to play with it. Oh my, this is nice thread! It has beautiful body and no more drooping picots! The colors are fabulous, and it slid easily when I closed the rings.
This little star is quick and fun to do. I can’t seem to tat when something else is going on around me (I lose count and I forget where I am in the pattern), but this star was simple enough I was able to do it in a noisy room full of women working on their own projects.
This design is beginner level and uses two shuttles. I used size 20 Lizbeth thread in Carousel variegated.
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This tip may be useful when making this pattern: How to avoid a twisted picot
This row uses one shuttle.
Clover: R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 2 times, 1ds long p 1ds p (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, turn
*Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times, 3ds, turn
Repeat Clover, joining the second p of the first R to the fourth picot of the last ring on the previous Clover*
Repeat between * until a total of four Clovers have been completed.
Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times, 3ds, turn
Repeat Clover as above and also joining the fourth picot of the last ring to the second picot of the first ring in the first Clover.
Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times, 3ds
Cut and tie.
This row uses two shuttles.
Make Clover, turn
Ch: 3ds p 20ds, do not turn
Using second shuttle, R: 3ds p 3ds j to center p of first R of any Clover in previous row, 3ds, j to center p of last R in next Clover of previous row, 3ds p 3ds, close, do not turn
Ch: 20ds p 3ds, turn
**Make Clover, turn
Ch: 3ds j to p of previous Ch, 20ds, do not turn
Using second shuttle, R: 3ds p 3ds j to center p of first R of same Clover in previous row, 3ds, j to center p of last R in next Clover of previous row, 3ds p 3ds, close, do not turn
Ch: 20ds p 3ds, turn**
Repeat between ** around, joining last Ch to first Ch at the picot.
Cut and tie.
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