Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Pattern: Quick Heart

This heart tats up really fast. I am not a fast tatter, and I can do this one in well under one hour. The one on the left (two color, peach and tan) was done earlier, and the only difference is the picots on which the tip is joined.The smaller heart is made exactly to the pattern.


Ring 1: 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 (7 picots) All rings have this basic pattern and only vary in where they are joined.)
Ch: 4-4-4-4-4 (4 picots - center chain)
Ring 2: 2-2-2j2-2-2-2-2 (join 3rd picot to 5th picot of the first ring.)
Ch 4-4
Ring 3: 2j2-2-2-2-2-2-2  (join is to last picot of the previous ring for all rings except the clover)
ch 4
Ring 4 (same as Ring 3) , ch 4, Ring
ch 4j4 (join to last chain.)
Ring, ch 4j4 (join to center chain), Ring, ch 4j4-4
Clover: Ring  2-2-2j2-2-2-2-2 (join to 5th picot on the last ring), Ring 2j2-2-2-2-2-2-2, Ring 2j2-2-2-2-2-2-2
ch 4j4j4
Ring 2-2-2j2-2-2-2-2 (join to 5th picot of last ring)
ch 4j4, Ring, ch 4-4, Ring, ch 4, Ring, ch 4
R 2j2-2-2-2-2-2j2  (last join is to the first picot on the first ring.)
Ch 4j4
Tie ends into base of the first ring, finish off.

My picots are fairly long on this, and if someone makes tiny joins, it might cup.


  1. What a lovely Heart Pattern will certainly put it on my to do list. Thank you for sharing!!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing your pattern. I am learning and chose to make your heart.

  3. I am working this pattern and have a question about the part that says "ch 4j4 (join to last chain." The chain completed before this does not have a picot so am I just joining to the stitch itself? I don't have a lot of experience and have never encountered this. Thanks for your time and generosity in sharing your patterns.

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