This is the "Tatted Christmas Wreath" by Samantha Melnychuk and I made it with Cebelia size 30 colour 699 - just perfect for a lovely ornament or even a special card adornment!
|Left one has extra beads added in|
Then I tried the "Joyful Bell" by Marilee Rockley and that too toak a few attempts before I stopped twisting something and/or making the chain lengths uneven and distorting the bell shape. These were made with size 20 crochet cotton.
And for last pattern I've attempted - all I can say is thank you very very much Carolyn Groves for experimenting with "Tatting Patters and Designs" by Blomqvist & Persson (page 35, star #4) and coming up with this lovely version. I LOVE my new angels!!! I can just see them on my Christmas or Heavenly crazy patch quilt blocks. The yellow one (size 30 crochet cotton) I did first and after four attempts finally finished one to my satisfaction with a metal heart for the body. Should have started with size 20 - DUH!!! The cream one was with size 20 crochet cotton and lots easier to manipulate the arms that is for sure!
Yes I had an enjoyable time this last week finishing off these much needed embellishments.