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