Friday, September 18, 2009

The new ornament pattern

Yipee, I get to post the pattern for this ornament. The bookmark was actually done by Etta. Here is the site


With 2 shuttles, and about a size 40-50 thread (I actually used #12 Perle cotton which is about a size 45), complete 12 pattern repeats using smaller thread, 10 using larger size thread. From the center section, it will be slightly smaller when the top and bottom rows are completed. I did use 2 stitches between picots in outside chains.

Next row & top: Join thread to a center p of chain from prev. row to the left of the center of the clover, Ch3-3+ (to center p of next chain)

Ch 5-2-2-5 Shuttle 2 R 5-5-5. Sh 1, continue chain 5-2-2-5+ (to center p of next chain)

Ch3-3+ (to next center p) Ch 5-2-2-5 Sh 2 R5+ (join to last p of prev. ring) 5-5-5. Continue chain working around, joining last ring to 1st ring. (12 rings if using 12 pattern repeats, 10 rings if using 10 pattern repeats)

Bottom: With 1 shuttle R1-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1. (Twice as many picots as you have pattern repeats) Slip into 1st p and leave about 24” of thread for lacing. Lace into center p of each chain from prev. row.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New ornament

I had just completed another bookmark designed by Brigette Nettles when I went to Michael's and found this onion shaped ornament. It's really small. I switched to size 45 thread (#12 Perle cotton), worked the bookmark then added a top and bottom. The bottom is really level, it just photograped sideways. I'd love to post the pattern but since the main part is Brigette's design, I can't.
Amazingly, knowing my love of beads, there isn't one bead in sight. I could change that. I left a picot along the bottom edge of the center part to drape some beads if I find it necessary. What do you think?