Monday, November 23, 2009

"Remembrance" tatted ring

A tatted ring - actually!
Okay, I know it's not much of a pun, LOL.


In a way, these are almost easy enough to be a "no-brainer" pattern. But wait - there are ends to hide! 4 ends for one color, or a whopping 8 ends for two colors.

I've been using Lily's Way to sew in the ends. Of course, with two colors the first ends can be tatted over, so that helps a bit.

If you would like a free pdf of my "Remembrance" ring pattern,
Click here.

39 comments:

Joansie said...

Oh, a no brainer for you...but me????? Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

Katie said...

Oh, thank you for sharing the pattern!! That's a cute way to use up leftover thread. Once again, your stained glass look is stunning, even on a piece so small!

M said...

They are so pretty.

DesertSonnet said...

Gorgeous! How pretty is that? And it looks so easy! Thanks for sharing

Gina said...

Marilee, you're going to have me wearing tatted jewelry yet! I love the stained glass expression.

Fox said...

Digital never looked better!
Nice!
Fox : ))

Loralynn said...

What a lovely ring! Too bad I don't know how to tat. I've tried in the past, but no luck. How nice of you, though to share the how-to with all who can tat!

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, everyone!

Joansie, it really is just a little "edging" joined into a circle. The only tricky parts are maybe joining the last ring, and sewing in the ends. I suppose "magic thread trick" could be used, but I thought sewing them in would be sturdier in this.

Katie, you're right, it only takes a little thread.

Thanks M and DesertSonnet, I'm glad you like them.

Gina, these have no beads, so that makes them easier, too.

Glad you like the photos, Fox :-)

Loralynn, maybe we online tatters can inspire you to give tatting another try :-) Thanks also for the other nice comment you left - it disappeared, so I must have hit the wrong moderation button by mistake.

Rose Anne B said...

OMGG I just love this ring and hope I can make it for myself and who knows maybe my friends too! Thank you for sharing!

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, Rose Anne B, I hope you have fun making the rings and that your friends enjoy them.

battatter said...

LOVELY ring! I went to click on the pattern page, and my antivirus said it was a 'dangerous' page.. and wouldn't let me open it. :-(

MiA said...

Found your blog today. Must tell you I love love love your dyed yarns. The colors are amazing. I'm impressed!

yarnplayer said...

Battatter, I don't understand why that would have happened - this is the first time anyone reported a problem. Let me know if it works later.

MiA, thank you for the nice compliment, and I hope you'll stop by again.

The Beading Gem said...

This is so cool! When I was young, I learnt how to tat but never thought it could be used for jewelry!

I will link in a future blog post.

Bonnie said...

"a tatted ring" great pun!
Thank you for sharing your pattern, it looks especially nice in your HDT.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, Beading Gem. You may enjoy adding tatting to your many other jewelry making skills.

yarnplayer said...

Oh goodie! Someone actually enjoyed the pun! LOL.
Thank you, Bonnie.

❦TattingChic said...

Very cool! That is a lovely pattern. Thanks for sharing the links.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fox said...

Well.after reading the responses, I realize you did NOT realize I 'punned' you right back! Just had to give you the old elbow and say - you missed it! LOL! Fox : ))

Gina said...

Hey Congrats on getting noticed in the Beading Gem blog!!!!

yarnplayer said...

Fox - I just now figured it out...I AM slow...LOL!

TattingChic, there is so much to be thankful for, including good blogging buddies!

Gina, if I had known that the ring design was going to be that popular as a beginner pattern, I would have put more effort into the how-to. Maybe after the Artisan show is over I can do some W.I.P. photos for it on another post.

Sarah said...

What a lovely pattern! I'm going to try it after I get done making Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing the pattern, and also for the link about hiding ends. I'm always looking for new and better ways to hide my ends.

kella said...

Wow...so cute and beautiful.

HatsuneShana said...

I'm having a little trouble visualizing the second half and attaching it to the first. Thank you in advance for your help!

yarnplayer said...

Hatsune Shana, the 2nd side is tatted like the 1st side, except while you are making it, join the center picot of each ring to the center picot of a corresponding ring from the 1st side.

So, in other words, you tat the whole first side of the ring, joining the last ring to the first, making a circle of rings and chains. Cut the thread. leaving tails long enough to sew in the ends.

Then, start the second side. Tatting the first ring, join the center picot to the center picot of any ring of the first side. Then finish tatting that ring. Tat the chain. Then, when tatting the next ring, the first join is to the previous ring, the 2nd join is to the center picot of the next ring of the first side.

I hope this makes sense. After you have gotten it started it will get easier.

HatsuneShana said...

Oh! Thank you! It was very helpful!

HatsuneShana said...

Sorry to bother you again, but I now need a little help with the joining of the last ring. I tried to find outside help, but it must be the way I was phrasing it. Thank you again in advance, I'm a slow learner.

Marilee Rockley said...

To join the last ring, I don't do anything differently, just join the last picot of the last ring to the first picot of the first ring. Make sure that the picot is "front side" up as usual when you join to it. But, there's no fancy folding involved, it's just a normal join.

Texas Tatter said...

I love the "stained glass" effect of the black chains and varigated rings. Thank you for sharing your pattern!

Jessica said...

Newbie here so please forgive the question. Says repeat for a total of 9 R & Ch, but what parts do I repeat? Do I start w/ 1st R or the 2nd R that has a join in it? Thanks a million, you have such lovely patterns and your work is awesome.

Marilee Rockley said...

Hi Jessica, there are 9 rings in total. Join the 1st picot of each tatted ring to the last picot of the previous ring, when you reach the 9th ring (or however many you need to fit around your finger) join the 1st picot of the final ring to last picot of the previous ring, and also join the last picot of the final ring to the 1st picot of the 1st ring.

Hmmm, what I just wrote sounds ever so complicated - it sure is harder to describe tatting in words than it is to do it, LOL :)

Froggy said...

Hello from new reader, and big thanks for sharing such an amazing pattern!

Julie said...

I've made this pattern a few times, and while it's easy, I've noticed that after a day or two the thread / stitches stretch out. What starts out as a ring that fits my ring finger quickly turns into a thumb ring. Any suggestions on how to keep the shape? Note, I haven't tried stiffening the rings at all.

Marilee Rockley said...

Julie, I don't know what could be causing that much stretching out. It could be due to the thread or a loose tension when tatting.

Blessie Miracle Cuevas said...

Hi.. can you make a video tutorial about this ring ? i'm crazy about this .. pleaaassseeee ?

Marilee Rockley said...

Blessie, that's a good suggestion, maybe when I get done with the book that I'm currently working on.

Desiree Schefman said...

Can this be done with needle tatting or only with a shuttle? Thanks

Marilee Rockley said...

No problem, needle tatting this simple pattern will work, too. You may need to adjust the number of repeats, since needle tatting tends to turn out larger, even when using the same thread size.

Liesbeth said...

It would be very nice if you would make a You-tube video demonstrating how to do this for amateurs like me. I adore them so much!