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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

yet another leaf - yet another butterfly

That's just another tatted leaf, as there're many and lovely tatted leaves. But if you compare this pattern with the strawberry's pattern, you surely notice that they are almost the same! I loved playing with split rings!

You see there's 3 puncetto knots in my pattern, that it's exactly the same knot described by Jon here:
She had that clever intuition to use that knot for making the chain pointed! Thank you very much, Jon!
I tat that Puncetto knot in this way (drawing):

Pattern for a Butterfly with Ikuta's picots.
If you like learning what picots I am talking about, please go to Muskaan's blog, here:
Many thanks to her for clarifying the theoretical part and for helping me to find a notation for this pattern. 

All rings' loops are with SH1. Always tat normal ds with SH1. In my pic, the yellow thread is SH1, yellow segments are normal ds in a ring, the white thread is tatted like in a chain, white segments are normal ds in a chain.
Black indicates ring segments and SH1 picots;
Red indicates chain segments and SH2 picots (please note that SH2 in this pattern may be a ball thread).

JSS is the "join to the smooth side" and it is followed by a second half stitch.
p = normal picot
------ = very long faux picot (used for antennae, cut it only at the end).

R1: 3-3-3-3-3-3, 1 p 4
R2 (inner ring): 8 p 8
R3: 4+(join to R1) 1-3-3-3-1, JSS(join to R2). 1-3-3-3------, 1 p 4
R4 (inner ring): 8 p 8
R5: 4+(join to R3) 1-3-3-3-1, JSS(join to R4), 1-3-3-3, 1 p 4
R6: 4+(join to R5) 1-3-3-3-3-3, 3 

(Post updated to amend an oversight, sorry!)

Tie and cut (hide ends).
Cut the very long faux picot in half and make a knot at tip of each antenna.


dag/daag (have a nice day)
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  1. It's such a joy to visit your blog! Thanks very much for the leaf pattern! I have of course saved it, and I'll make the bookmark in due course.

    I had a look at your diagram for the puncetto knot. I am a little bit puzzled. Jon Yusoff's tutorial shows the knot being tied in the working or ball thread, whereas yours shows the knot being tied in the core thread - I think. Do I understand your diagram correctly?

    1. Thank you Grace!
      They are just 2 ways to make the same knot. In my drawing I have in the right hand the SH2 shuttle, like in direct tatting. In the left hand I have the core thread. The knot is tied by the working thread over the core thread, exactly the same knot. Thank you.

  2. Thank You for the patterns, I love them, you are the best :)

  3. Piękne wzorki przygotowałaś. Dziękuję bardzo.

  4. Great leaf and butterfly!! :)

  5. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful creations :-) I'll be dieting along and enjoying it too !

  6. Ah, now I understand. Thanks! :-)

  7. I'm having problems with rings 3 and 5 being too small to fit around rings 2 and 4. In the pattern notation, rings 2 and 4 are written as 14 p 14, but the butterfly in the picture seems to have a count of 8 p 8 which would definitely work better for me. Should it be 8 p 8?

    1. I'm very sorry Eliz, that's my fault because in my first version R2 was 14 as total without picot, I then changed to add the middle picot but forgot to correct my notes. So yes, inner rings R2 and R4 are 8p8. I correct the post. Thank you very much.


Thank you very much for all your nice comments.