Monday, March 17, 2008
My beaded shamrock (from last year)
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bp bead picot
CTM continuous thread method
ds double stitch
j join mm millimeter
R ring sb seed bead
/ separates stitches on each side of split ring, or sets of rickrack tatting
ZZ zigzag, or rickrack tatting of victorian set stitches (first half of ds repeated a number of times, followed by second half repeated a number of times, completing one set)
Size 20 crochet cotton
12 size 8 seed beads
1 size 8mm round bead
42 size 11 seed beads
2 tatting shuttles
String the 42 size 11 seed beads and 3 of the size 8 seed beads onto the crochet cotton. Wind 2 shuttles CTM with the 42 beads on sh 2 and the 3 larger seed beads on sh 1.
Note: All joins in this pattern are shuttle joins made with sh 1. The large picots must be able to hold 3 size 8 seed beads when closed.
Begin with an open end ch.
Ch 7. R using sh 2 of 10, large p (about 18mm open), 10, cl.
Ch 7. J large 8mm bead by slipping it onto the open end of chain, pull sh 1 through the open end and cl.
R with sh 2 of 10, large p , 10, cl. Ch 7. R with sh 2 of 10, large p, 10, cl. Ch 7. J to beginning.
Ch 9, j to base of r.
*Ch (3, bp) 7 times, ch 3. J to large p, placing 3 size 8 seed beads on the p before j.
Ch (3, bp) 7 times, ch 3. J to base of same r. Ch 9. Rep. from * for a total of 3 “leaves”. J to beg.
(Stem) ZZ ch 2 sets of 4/4. R 7, p, bp of 3 size 8 seed beads, p, 7, cl. ZZ ch 2 sets of 4/4. J to beg.