Tatted Ice Snowflake

Tatted Ice Snowflake

I’ve been wanting to make a snowflake from this color of thread for a long time.  I’m thrilled with how the colors work!  It almost makes me ready for the snow that’s coming soon here.

You can use the shoelace trick on this pattern if you would rather not use two shuttles. Just substitute the shoelace trick anywhere this pattern indicates switching shuttles.

I used Lizbeth Blue Ice Color 163 Size 40 thread. The design as shown is approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter when stitched with size 40 thread.

This is an experienced beginner pattern.

Printable pattern

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You will need:

Threads in your choice of color and size.
2 tatting shuttles or tatting needles
Small crochet hook

ds double stitch
p picot
j join
lj lock join


How to avoid a twisted picot

How to do a lock join

Instructions:

Row 1

R: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close, turn
*Ch: 3ds, turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds, close, turn*
Repeat between * until 5 rings are completed
Ch: 3ds, turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds j to first p of first R, 2ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds
Cut and tie.

Row 2

Shuttle 1
R: (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, j to center p of any ring on row 1 (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds, close, turn<br>
Ch: 14ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: (2ds p) 5 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 14ds, turn
Repeat around, moving to the next ring on the previous row for each repetition
LJ in the base of the first R. Do not cut the thread.

Row 3

Shuttle 1
Ch: (2ds p) 11 times, 2ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: 2ds j to last p of previous Ch, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, do not turn
Shuttle 1
LJ to center p of next R in row 2
Ch: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 10 times, 2ds, lj to base of next ring in row 2
*Ch: 2ds j to last p of previous Ch, (2ds p) 10 times, 2ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: 2ds j to last p of previous Ch, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, do not turn
Shuttle 1
LJ to center p of next R in row 2
Ch: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 10 times, 2ds, lj to base of next ring in row 2*
Repeat between * around except work the final chain like this:
Ch: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 9 times, j to first p of first Ch in this row, 2ds, lj to base of next ring in row 2
Cut and tie.

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