Monday, April 12, 2010

Suncatcher Pattern

 Just for Stephanie! :0)

 This is another easy pattern, basically just clovers and chains. It has the never-ending-outside-chain with mock rings in common with the Kira's Star pattern.

One shuttle, wound CTM, and one charm, bead, or prism.

First Round: Clover: R 3-3-3-3-3-3, R 3j3-3-3-3-3, R 3j3-3-3-3-3
Ch 3-3-3-3-3-3, ***repeat clover, joining 3rd picot of first ring to 3rd picot of last ring of previous clover.
ch 3j3-3-3-3-3 *** Repeat section 5 more times.
Last clover: same pattern, join last ring to first ring of first clover by middle picots.
Ch 3j3-3-3-3j3, tie into base of first clover.
Total of eight clovers and 8 chains.

Second Round: Thread charm or bead onto ball thread, (or you can attach it with a join later), thread through outside picot of any third ring , wind shuttle CTM.
***Ch 4-4, shuttle join (sj) to next available picot, ch 4-4, sj (to top picot of middle ring), ch 4-4 sj
ch 4-4, sj, ch 4-4-4, sj to top picot
mock ring: ch 4-4, sj to same picot
ch4-4-4, sj.***

Repeat *** section 3 more times, tie into starting picot.
On any one mock ring, slide charm or bead onto picot for a "dangle"
I attached a bead ring and a swarowski teardrop crystal bead for the "dangle".
My example is tatted in Liana size 20 in mint.

If you use beads, or attach a tassel or Angel charm at the bottom, this would also make a nice Christmas ornament.

Takes quite a lot of stiffening to keep it's shape. I don't particularly like the charm on this one, but I haven't made it recently, and so I don't have any prettier pictures. Just keep in mind that the heavier the charm/beaded dangle, the easier the suncatcher will pull out of shape from the weight, so I wouldn't suggest really heavy, big glass beads.


  1. Thank you SO MUCH!!!! I'm... flattered! THANK YOU!! I can't wait to try it out, once I have more practice! LOL. I actually, in my head, keep picturing this in black with a light fairy charm that fell off of one of my necklaces years ago... I have a million one and ideas for this, though, I just need to get the practice [and bravery] to try it out! All of the charms and beads that I have from other crafts seem like they would seem so beautiful with this! I really cannot thank you enough for posting it here so that I don't have to be afraid of never getting a chance to try it out! THANK YOu! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!

    -Stephanie Grace

  2. Love the Suncatcher will have to put it on my to do list.

  3. Beautiful Suncatcher. I will add to my list of projects. Have you seen anby patterns for a tablecloth? I am working on a pattern myself for one.

    Michael E. Poplin

  4. This is just gorgeous...! Now I know what I want to tat next...! It's faster typing than tatting. Thanks for the pattern.