Thursday, February 12, 2015

New free original pattern! "Melt Into Spring" snowflake tatted with daisy picots


Click HERE to download the PDF of my "Melt Into Spring" snowflake pattern, it's a free gift for you!

This original design uses the techniques of ring, chain, join, lock join, picot, daisy picot, reversing chains, shoelace trick, and Josephine knots. 

I used a colorful thread and white because it seems to give the effect of spring colors breaking through the snow, but of course the design can be made in any colors. My sample in size 20 measures about 4 inches (10 cm) from tip to tip, and another in size 50 is 3.25 inches (8.2 cm).

I hope you'll enjoy the pattern! I worked very hard on it. Feel free to post photos of your finished snowflakes online, I'd love to see them! But to share the pattern itself, please link to this blog post. Thank you!

43 comments:

Sally Kerson said...

A beautiful pattern thank you very much, I am sure we will all enjoying tatting it.

Margarets designer cards said...

Thank you for sharing a beautiful pattern, I will enjoy tatting this pattern
Margaret

Marty said...

Thanks! That's so generous. The shape is perfection and the concept of spring peeking through winter is spot on.

AKTATTER said...

Marilee, this is lovely! May we use it in the online tatting class? We would love to have you stop by and guest teach the pattern!

And may I include it in the suggested patterns for the 2015 scholarship fundraiser project? We are preparing tatted ornaments to decorate and auction 3 holiday trees this year.

Fox said...

Sweet pattern, Marilee. Thank you very much.
Fox : )

Marina said...

The pattern is beautiful! I'm sure I will tat it soon :) I really like the contrast between the white and the colored thread.

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you all for the nice comments!
AKTATTER, yes, I would enjoy guest teaching the pattern in the online tatting class, please email me - I think you have my email. You also may include it in the 2015 fundraiser project list of suggested patterns. I'm glad you like it!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for sharing a beautiful pattern. I will be tatting it soon.
Elizabeth

CathyZ said...

What a lovely surprise. Thank you so much!

SWtrompeter said...

Thank you SO much for the free pattern! We don't get much real 'winter' weather here, as a general rule, but I completely 'get' the idea of spring peeking through the winter snow. Beautiful snowflake - and it's a really lovely idea, too....spring peeking through as the snow melts.

God's Kid said...

That is so totally awesome!!!! :)
Thank you so much for sharing it!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Thank you, Marilee! I love the way the color pops through the white. I'll have to see if I can make one before Monday. ;-)

Cindy said...

Thank you - it's just beautiful! I will have to add this one to the collection of snowflakes I'm trying to grow for next Christmas :). I love the pop of color.

JB said...

It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I can't wait to use my new thread to make one.

Ladytats said...

Oh that is so pretty Marilee, Thank you for sharing.

linda said...

Thank you very much. Very nice

Anne said...

Thank you very much for your free pattern. It's such a pretty design and delicate colours.

Marta Borysevych said...

Beautiful!

Michelle said...

How lovely! Thank you! It will keep me going until there's some actual spring and melting around here!

Jane McLellan said...

Thank you! I need to revisit daisy picots.

picotsnkeys said...

Marilee-This is a beautiful pattern. I love it!! I can't wait to tat it. See you in class....Melanie

Batty Tatter said...

Very pretty snowflake. Thank you

Adrian said...

That's beautiful!

Now I'm going to have to learn the daisy picot, so I can try it. :)

Jenn said...

It is gorgeous :). Thanks Marilee for sharing :).

Marilee Rockley said...

Glad you like it! To make a "daisy picot", you need 2 shuttles. With shuttle 1, you tat the ring as usual. For example, tat 2 double stitches, then pick up shuttle 2, and make unflipped stitches on the ring thread - the usual order of 1st half, 2nd half, for as many as you want on the daisy picot. Then drop shuttle 2 and pick up shuttle 1 again to continue tatting the ring.. It's easier than it sounds. Oh, and to change the color of the daisy picot just flip the stitches instead, that will bring up the other color thread. Jane Eborall has a very good tutorial on her website http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/TipsTechniques.htm and I saw another good tutorial on Jon Yusoff 's blog http://tatsaway.blogspot.com/.../daisy-picot-snowflake.html

Marilee Rockley said...

Corrected link for Jon's Daisy Picot tutorial: http://tatsaway.blogspot.com/2007/10/daisy-picot-snowflake.html

Suzasstuff said...

Thank you

Lelia said...

thx! such a lovely pattern!! Very generous and thoughtful of you to share your artistry ; )

Bett said...

So nice of you. Thanks.

Bernice said...

I have just learned how to do daisy picots, perhaps it is time to try your HDT I purchased a while back. I have just been waiting for some inspiration to come by.
Thanks for sharing.

Madtatter80 said...

Some how I missed your blog and so I just downloaded your pattern now. It is very beautiful thank you for the pattern!

Suztats said...

This is so pretty! Thank you for being so generous and sharing your pattern.

stringplayer said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful snowflake! I took your excellent Craftsy course and have enjoyed tatting gifts to give to friends and family.

cepage1ca said...

Thank you O great creative one.

cepage1ca said...

Thank you O great creative one.

Lee Theresa said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pattern, especially kind explanation.

I made two works:
http://2sunb.blog.me/220276027254

BarbMetzinger said...

What a beautiful pattern! Thanks for sharing it - we need this now with piles of snow... I learned the daisy picot, and they look like they should, but I'm puzzled about the reference to shoelace trick... I looked and found 3 other references in your blogs, but nothing specific. Is there someplace to learn more? Thanks :)

Marilee Rockley said...

Lee Theresa, your snowflakes are beautiful! I wish I knew how to leave a comment on your blog.

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! I just finished it. I really enjoyed making it. Nearly every time I find a tatted piece online that I like, it turns out to be one of yours.

Gillian Zapparoni said...

Gillian I an new and i think i my have pressed the wrong key so can you please see for me on your blog page Thank you

il mio chiacchierino said...

grazie per darmi questo meravoglioso lavoro un abbraccio

Marilee Rockley said...

BarbMetzinger, the "shoelace trick" is very simple, it just means to tie the threads (like the first part of tying a shoelace) so the threads will change positions. I used it in this to change colors.

Lee Theresa said...

Thank you for trying to leave a comment on my blog. But, I think it is not possible, if you don't have 'naver' account.