Thursday, January 1, 2009

Victorian Rectangle

Basic edging becomes a bookmark
with no ends to hide!

For pdf file click here.



Basic Edging (written out in the traditional way)
Use ball and shuttle. R 3ds, p, 3ds, p, 3ds, p, 3ds, cl r. *RW. Ch 3ds, p, 3ds. RW. R 3ds, j to last p of prev r, 3ds, p, 3ds, p, 3ds, cl r. Rep from * for pattern.

Same pattern (written the modern shorthand way)
R 3-3-3-3. *RW. Ch 3-3. RW. R 3+3-3-3 (to last p of PR).* Rep *-*

Victorian Rectangle

A bookmark made from the basic edging pattern with corners added. Using two colors leave about 6 inch ends to start; these will become the tassel. (Tip: Do the first ring, then add the ball thread by just laying it in place when you start the first chain. Leave a tail out -- you don't need a knot, it will stay when you have done the first ds.)

R 3-3-3-3. RW. Ch 6-6. RW. R 3-3+3-3 (to center p of PR). RW.
Ch 3-3. RW. R 3+3-3-3 (to last p of PR). RW.
Ch 6-6. RW. R 3-3+3-3 (to center p of PR). RW.
Ch 6-6. RW. R 3-3+3-3 (to center p of PR). RW.
Ch 3-3. RW. R 3+3+3-3 (to last p of PR and center p of 1st r). RW.
Ch 6-6.


Finishing: Cut threads, leaving ends about 6 inches long. Tie the last 2 ends by taking the core thread (the one that matches the color of the ring) through the 1st ring, bringing the chain thread around to tie the 1st half of a square knot. Then gather all the ends together and tie one big overhand knot, snugging it up to the base of the bookmark. Trim ends as desired.






Abbreviations:
Ch (chain)
cl r (close ring)
ds (double stitch)

j (join )
p (picot)

prev (previous)
PR (previous ring)
- (picot)
+ (join)
rep (repeat)
R (ring)
RW (reverse work)
sep (separated)

6 comments:

~Heather~ said...

so pretty That is on my "gotta tat it" list.
Thanks for sharing your pattern!!
Heather

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, Heather - glad to hear that you like it!

SY said...

Hi Marilee,
Thank you for posting the Victorian Rectangle. I tried several times to copy it from your other website but could never get it to work. (My son downloaded Firefox and I am having all kinds of compatibility issues, grrr . . . )

Your “Arches” doily is exquisite!

yarnplayer said...

You're welcome, Sy. Thanks for letting me know that the pattern worked from here.

Miss Nancy said...

At tatting group this week, one of the ladies shared this pattern. It is so adorable! Thank you so much for posting it AND I really appreciate how easy you have made it for us using the pdf file! Bless you.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, Miss Nancy. I'll admit to being a bit "techno-challenged", so it took me a while to figure out how to share patterns in pdf format. I'm glad to know the link works and that you're enjoying the pattern!