Celtic Pumpkin

Celtic knots and tatting, combined! Is there any wonder why I love this new craft?

Halloween Celtic Pumpkin

Emily had commented before that tatting had a celtic vibe to it, and I agree. When I found there was actually Celtic Tatting I was on a hunt for a good first pattern to try. This Celtic Pumpkin pattern was perfect, and just in time for Halloween!

The PDF pattern is available here from rozellalinden.blogspot.com.

Weaving the knot doesn’t take long but does take a bit of concentration. I suggest good light (and possibly locking yourself in a room, at least briefly).

I used DMC Embroidery Floss for this, the full six strands, as I had the colors I wanted. The stem did give me a few problems. The pattern as written seemed off. I tried making each “leaf” even with 12 double stitches total, but it was too big. So cut it out and worked as follows:
Rings 1,2,3: (3 – 3)

Although if I did it over I’d probably do it as:

Ring 1: (6 – 3)
Ring 2: (3 – 3)
Ring 3: (3 – 6)

I think I’ll attach him to some black felt and make it into a little pin.

  1. Es muy bonita su calabaza, gracias por compartir el tutorial

  2. I’ve seen this before but had forgotten about it! Thanks for sharing! Did you see your blog post link shared on Craft Gossip? That’s how I blog hopped over here! :D
    ~TattingChic ♥

  3. Leather and Lace | pieKnits - pingback on October 27, 2011 at 11:30 am

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