Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tatted Cotter Pin Links Tutorial


My tatted cotter pin link tutorial is available as a free PDF. Click HERE to download the 2 page file.

I hope you'll have fun with this technique! It's another idea to play with.

My report on wearing the bracelet for awhile:
  • Using a tatted ring as a toggle loop didn't work. The toggle bar fell out. So, I added a proper metal toggle clasp, which does work well.
  • The tatting tends to lengthen with wearing, so for a bracelet make it just a little bit shorter than needed. It will stretch to a comfortable size. 
  • The tatted links hold their shape surprisingly well, considering that they're only fiber!  
My bracelet after wearing, with the finished clasp.

Another tatted cotter pin bracelet.

31 comments:

Shelley Jo said...

So simple and pretty!

Margarets designer cards said...

Thank you for sharing your new pattern, it looks very interesting and may be used in other patterns when linking two parts I am sure it could become used very often.
Margaret

Karen Cabrera said...

Love it!

Karen Cabrera said...

I made a fiber toggle clasp once, hardened the T part with fabric hardener, and it worked like a charm.

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks everyone!

Margaret, you're right, there could be many different uses and variations. It will be exciting to see what people come up with!

Karen, fabric hardener is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Madtatter80 said...

This is beautiful and great facts you shared. Now to look at this tutorial to see how you did it :) Thank You!

Emilie L. said...

Oh thank you very very much, perfect to make christmas presents !

Bernice said...

What an interesting bracelet. You always amaze. Many thanks for the pattern.

Jen Jen said...

Very pretty. Can't wait to make it.

Jen Jen said...

What size thread did you use?

Marilee Rockley said...

@Jen Jen, I used size 10 thread in these samples.

Jen Jen said...

Thanks Marilee :-)

Portela Julie said...

Such a great idea ! Thank you for sharing !

Batty Tatter said...

Thank you, Marilee, that's a very pretty bracelet. Time to learn the alligator join.

Ladytats said...

Thank you for the instructions. You are wonderful to help

Barbara Gordon said...

Looks cool. Another item to put on my to-do list..! Thanks Marilee...

Emmaline White said...

Thanks for the pattern I love it. I have been looking for something I could convert into a garland for my Christmas Tree and I do believe I just found it with your pattern. I will use different colored embroidery thread for each link. Again what a great pattern!!

lequita hicks said...

Simply beautiful. Now I have to learn the SSSR. What a beautiful gift. Thanks for sharing.

Pop Maria said...

Thank you! I love it!

muskaan said...

Thank you so much for an excellent tutorial and for sharing your creativity :-)

I have used Ninetta's Curled Ring , folded on itself, as a toggle for bracelets & it works beautifully without slipping out of the ring even when I tried pulling on it deliberately. It really came in handy coz I don't have clasps, etc.

Jane McLellan said...

Oh thanks, I'll check that out.

sylvie 66 said...

Thanks so much for sharing the pattern. I'll cetainly try it :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial! This is on my to-do list!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Excellent tutorial, and unique concept! You are so generous with your ideas and talent! I don't know how you found the time to do this detailed tutorial! It is greatly appreciated!

sewingnanac said...

very pretty, will give it a try, and soon! Thank you for your talents...and willingness to share!!

Jenn said...

Pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :).

Claire Platteuw said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern!

Debora Serafino said...

Thank you Marilee, you are a Genius.

claudia meza said...

Great pattern marilee..im doing in green and red..xmas colours..will show you how it goes!

claudia meza said...

Great pattern marilee..im doing in green and red..xmas colours..will show you how it goes!

Cheryl Bentley said...

Thank you. I was looking for a project for gifts for wedding party. It's so pretty, I hope I can make one or three just as pretty.