Friday, July 13, 2018

Been There, Done Tat ~ The Ice Drop

Yes, I designed an Ice Drop just for Tatting Corner Tat Days. Would you like the pattern?


If you've tatted an Ice Drop before, rounds 1 and 2 make up the basic Ice Drop. Round 3 makes the spokes of the snowflake. Enjoy!



Supplies: 2 shuttles wound continuous thread method (approximately 5 yards on each shuttle until you determine how much thread you need), size 20 thread, 3/4” (20 mm) glass gem, bead, button, or cabochon, picot gauge, crochet hook for joins, tapestry needle for hiding ends

Techniques: ring, chain, split ring, lock join

Note: this pattern is best done by tatting the basic Ice Drop first and then adding the outer rounds.

Round 1
Ring 1: 4-4----4-4 Close ring. Reverse work.
Chain 1: 6--6 Reverse work.
Rings 2-5: 4+4+4-4 Close ring, joining to last picot and long picot from previous ring. Reverse work.
Chains 2-5: 6--6 Reverse work.
Ring 6: 4+4+4+4 Close ring, joining to last picot of previous ring, long picot from first ring, and first picot from first ring. Reverse work.
Chain 6: 6--6, lock join to base of first ring. Reverse work.


Round 2
Ring 1: 6-6-6. Do not reverse work. Fold ring toward center away from you.
Chain 1: 8 ds. Lock join to base of next ring. Do not reverse work.
Rings 2-5: Fold up Ring 1. 6+6-6, joining to last picot of Ring 1. Do not reverse work.
Fold rings toward center away from you.
Chains 2-5: 8 ds. Lock join to base of next ring. Do not reverse work.
Ring 6: Fold up previous rings. 6+6, joining to last picot of previous ring. Insert glass gem, join to first picot of first ring, 6. Close ring. Do not reverse work. Turn domed side away from you.
Chain 6: 8 ds. Lock join to base of next ring. Reverse work so that front of Ice Drop is showing.

Round 3

Split ring 6/6. Switch shuttles.

B. Chain 4. Reverse work.

C. Ring 6+6, joining to picot on chain from previous round. Reverse work.

D. Chain 4, vsp, 2. Reverse work.

E. Ring 6+6, joining to small picot on chain from previous round. Reverse work. Switch shuttles.

F. Ring: 2+2-1--1-2 vsp 2.  Do not reverse work.

G. Ring: 2+4-1--1---1--1-4 vsp 2. Do not reverse work.

H. Ring: 2+2-1--1-2 vsp 2.  Do not reverse work. Switch shuttles.

I. Chain: 2+4. Reverse work.

J. Ring: 6+6, joining to picot on chain from previous round. Reverse work.

K. Chain 4. Reverse work.

6+6, joining to base of ring from previous round.

Repeat from B to L four times.


Tat from B to K one time, joining to top of split ring to finish.

12 comments:

  1. I've been waiting for this! Wonderful pattern! And my favorite color gem!

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  2. I got mine early😃 and my computer thinks my pictures I took with my camera are not safe and refused to take them. I am calling in reinforcements today😃

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  3. Thanks for the pattern, it’s beautiful.

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  4. This pattern is so pretty! Thank you for sharing :) I particularly love this one's Christmas-y colour code and the snowflake reference, makes me forget a bit about the current crazy heat!!!

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    1. You're welcome! It's like Christmas in July! ;-)

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