Tatted Ice Snowflake 2

Tatted Ice Snowflake 2

I needed a second snowflake to give to a friend of mine this Christmas, so I designed this one to go with the one from October. This one is actually Bruce’s design with a few modifications from me.  He’s learning more about how tatting works all the time, but sometimes his ideas are just impossible–at least for the level of skill I like to make my patterns for.  This one, though, worked out beautifully.

I used Lizbeth Blue Ice Color 163 Size 40 thread. The design as shown is approximately 4.5 inches (11.5 cm) in diameter when stitched with size 40 thread.

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:

Anytime the instructions below reference a Clover, do the following steps.
R: (2ds p) 5 times, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 6 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, do not turn

Start at the red dot as shown in the visual diagram below.

Shuttle 1
R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 20ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
Tiny R: 6ds close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, lj to base of Tiny R, turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 4ds lj to closest p, 6ds do not turn
Shuttle 2
Clover
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds lj to same p at the beginning of this arm, 3ds lj to next p, 6ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
Clover
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds, lj to base of corresponding R, do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds lj to same p at the beginning of this arm, 3ds lj to next p, 6ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
Clover
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds, lj to same p at the beginning of this arm, 4ds lj base of Tiny R, 20ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R in center of the motif, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, turn

*Ch: 20ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
Tiny R: 6ds close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, lj to base of Tiny R, turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 4ds lj to closest p, 6ds do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: (2ds p) 5 times, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds j to 5th p of center R of the 3rd Clover on previous arm, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds lj to same p at the beginning of this arm, 3ds lj to next p, 6ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
Clover
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds, lj to base of corresponding R, do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds lj to same p at the beginning of this arm, 3ds lj to next p, 6ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
Clover
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds, lj to same p at the beginning of this arm, 4ds lj base of Tiny R, 20ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R in center of the motif, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, turn*

Repeat between * until 5 legs are completed except do the following for the last R in the center of the motif
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R in center of the motif, 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p of very first R, 3ds, close, turn

Ch: 20ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
Tiny R: 6ds close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, lj to base of Tiny R, turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 4ds lj to closest p, 6ds do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: (2ds p) 5 times, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, 2ds p 2ds j to 5th p of center R of the 3rd Clover on previous arm, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds lj to same p at the beginning of this arm, 3ds lj to next p, 6ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
Clover
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds, lj to base of corresponding R, do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: (2ds p) 7 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds lj to same p at the beginning of this arm, 3ds lj to next p, 6ds, do not turn
Shuttle 2
R: (2ds p) 5 times, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 3 times, 2ds j to 3rd p of center R of the first Clover on the first arm, (2ds p) 2 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
R: 2ds j to last p of previous R, (2ds p) 4 times, 2ds, close, do not turn
Shuttle 1
Ch: 6ds, lj to same p at the beginning of this arm, 4ds lj base of Tiny R, 20ds
Cut and tie.

 

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