Wednesday, June 6, 2012

One Small Candle


The inspiration for this candle design came from the quotation, "It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." (An ancient Chinese proverb and motto of The Christophers, Inc.) A really thought-provoking quote, but hey -- so as to not get too deep about it, I've designed a new, original, free pattern for you!

 Click here to download the free pattern as a PDF file.

The pattern is sort of intermediate tatting level. It uses 2 shuttles (except for the base of the candle, which needs only one shuttle and the ball). The candle part is block tatting, with some tatted rings simulating "wax drips". The rings are joined to the block tatting. The flame on top sits at sort of an angle as if a slight breeze is blowing.

Lots of possibility for color play here, with 3 distinct sections to the motif. Shown at bottom is my "cookin' with gas" blue version :-) 

I hope you'll enjoy the pattern, and that it helps inspire you to let your light shine!

26 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That is a fabulous pattern! Thank you for sharing it, Marilee!

** jess! ** said...

So pretty!! Thank you for the pattern!
<3<3<3

Julie Romero said...

Terrific little pattern...love the possibilities, thank you!

God's Kid said...

That's awesome!! :)

Mónica said...

Cuánta creatividad!...increible lo que se puede hacer en frivolité. Gracias por el patrón.

Maureen said...

I've been lighting candles every day, for my sick son; this will be wonderful, thank you so much.

Val said...

the candle is beautiful. love both colour versions. thanks for sharing the pattern.

Val said...

the candle is beautiful. love both colour versions. thanks for sharing the pattern.

tattrldy said...

What a cute idea. As you say, there are a lot of color choices with this. I can see this as a Christmas tree decoration, too. Thanks for the pattern!

Karen said...

Thank you for another ingenious pattern. Karen in OR

Corina said...

Lovely, thank you for sharing the pattern!

Fox said...
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Fox said...

Terrific! Thanks, Marilee!
Fox

Mary said...

Beautiful. Thank you for pattern.

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant pattern, thanks for sharing it

Margaret

Clyde said...

Hi Marilee. Thank you for sharing another wonderful pattern.

Monica said...

Oh, my Marilee! You have done it again. What am amazing pattern you have created! Thanks so much for sharing. It is really great!

Elizabeth said...

Love the pattern. Thank you for posting it.
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Lovely design, that you for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Adorable candle. I have a square votive candle holder that needed something...Now I know what! Thanks for such an adorable pattern.

Carolivy said...

What a totally great pattern! Thanks for sharing Marilee!
Hugs
Carol

Tara said...

Thank you for this pattern!

louine said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talents with those of use who love to tat. I always like to make your designs as they are so easy to follow. I am going to make several of these as Christmas ornaments for my family.

Quayceetatter said...

Thank you for the easy Candle Pattern. I have just finished my candle and posted it on my blog. The pattern is well written and illustrated!!

Sally Kerson said...

What a great pattern, I can see it being very useful at Christmas, thanks for sharing.

Madtatter80 said...

Love this beauty and thank You for the pattern hope to display soon on my blog!