Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Needle Tatting: SweetHeart Motif

Motif #6 of the 25 Motif Challenge
I found this pattern on-line it is SweetHeart by Birgit Phelps. She has other patterns you can use as well. They are written for shuttle tatting but I got some help from a MSN Group called Needle Tatting Two which helped me turn the pattern into a needle tatting pattern. It writes out differently for the needle. OH and I did the variation at the point of the heart replacing the Ch 4-4 with Ch 4.
It's a pretty easy and fun little heart to do! I really enjoyed tatting it up!
Oh and I got a proper stiffener "Aleene's Stiffen Quick". Then I just added a bail to the top picot where the last join is made.

I was given permission by Birgit Phelps to share the SweetHeart pattern rewritten for Needle Tatting so here it is!

SweetHeart Pattern for Needle Tatting

Clover: R 8-8, R 8-8, R 8-8 RW
Ch 4-4-4-4 RW
R 8+ (to last ring of clover) 8 RW
Ch 4-4-4-4 RW
R 8 + (same picot) 8 RW
Ch 4-4-4-4 RW
Clover: R 8 + (to previous group) 8, R 8 + (to middle ring of first clover) 8, R 8-8 RW
Ch 4 + (to last picot of previous chain) 4-4-4 RW
R 8 + (to last ring of previous clover) 8 RW
Ch 4-4 Do Not RW
R 6-6 (tip of heart) Do Not RW
Ch 4-4 RW
R 8 + (to last ring of previous clover) 8 RW
Ch 4-4-4-4 RW
Clover: R 8 + (to previous group) 8, R 8 + (to middle ring of first clover) 8, R 8-8
Ch 4 + (to last picot of previous chain) 4-4-4 RW
R 8 + (to last ring of previous clover) 8 RW
Ch 4-4-4-4 RW
R 8 + (to last ring of previous clover) 8 RW
Ch 4-4-4-4 RW
Final Clover: 8 + (to previous group) 8, R 8 + (to middle picot of other clovers) 8, R 8 + (to first ring of first clover) 8 RW
Finish Off

Variation also by Birgit Phelps at the point of the heart replace the Ch 4-4 to only Ch 4.

3 comments:

Charlene said...

Great pattern and beautiful work. Thanks for the info about the stiffener, too.

NormaH said...

Melissa, you're doing really great with your tatting and re-writing the patterns. You'll be designing totally on your own very shortly. By the way, that's my favorite stiffner.

Cherrell said...

I just had to leave you a note and let you know how much I appreciate your site. I have been wanting to learn to tat for years, but my first experience 5 years ago was with a shuttle. Needless to say that went bad and discouraged me. Then I came across a video the other day of a gal that did needle tatting and thought I'd give it a try. So exploring around the internet I did learn a little bit and thought it seemed MUCH easier that my shuttle experience. :) Then I searched for some patterns and came across your site yesterday and saw this heart and JUST HAD TO TRY IT. I tried several times and could not get the clover rings to lay flat together UNTIL I decided to add a few joins. TADA!! I wish I could share a photo with you of how my heart came out. I am tickled to death with it and because of your generosity sharing this beautiful pattern I am now HOOKED on tatting more so than I am with crochet. I LOVE IT! Thank you so much.