Tuesday, December 1, 2020


Two posts in one day won't happen very often! However, this variation was too easy to pass up! All I did was add a decorative picot between each double stitch on the chain. The one on the left is traditional tatting. The one on the right is front side/back side tatting. I think this pattern looks better done in front side/back side tatting.

It looks like a little snowball on the tree!

Button Ornament Base #1 Variation


5/8" four hole button

size 20 thread

Shuttle and ball


+  join

-  joining picot

-- decorative picot

Round 1:

Ring 4 + 4 - 8, reverse work (join to button)

Chain: 1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1 (9 ds separated by decorative picot), lock join to picot 

on ring, reverse work

Repeat around button with two joins in each hole

On final ring, join to base of first ring instead of making a picot

Hanger: 100 half stitches (Note: the hanger is optional.)

Lock join to base. Tie, cut, and hide ends.


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