A few weeks ago, my friend handed me these hoop earrings and challenged me to put something tatted in them. I thought it would be an easy design to put together, but I was fooled! It was a little more of a challenge than I anticipated because I needed to get the tatting just the right size to fit in the space. It took a couple of tries, but I did it.
I'm really pleased with this design. It's easy (now that it's designed) and fast. This is a great idea for a Christmas, Hanukkah or other holiday gift! You can dress it up by using variegated threads or adding beads, too.
This pattern is beginner level and uses one shuttle.
Printable pattern (115K. Opens a new window.)
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You will need:
Be sure to make the long picots (lp) in this pattern long enough that they can be threaded over the earring.
R1: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close
Leave thread the length of the picots in the previous R
R2: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds lp, (2ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close
Leave 1/16 (1 mm) thread, lj to next p on R1, leave 1/16 inch thread
*R: 2ds j to last p of prev R, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds lp (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, close
Leave 1/16 (1 mm) thread, lj to next p on R1, leave 1/16 inch thread*
Repeat until all p on R1 have been joined.
R: 2ds j to last p of prev R, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds lp (2ds p) 2 times, j to first p of R2, 2ds close
Cut and tie to base of R1.
Thread onto one of the earrings through the long picots. Repeat for second earring.
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