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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Magic Square Pattern is in the Shop

The Magic Square pattern is now available in my Etsy shop as an instant digital download (click here). This is what the 7 page pattern looks like printed out:

I spent many hours trying to come up with written instructions, but in the end I decided to go with diagrams only as I just could not convey the pattern properly with text. The pattern file includes four diagrams showing different options that you can make with the design, as well as a short pictorial page showing how to build the squares.

Overall, I had enough time to tat three of the options. These options are just a starting point, and you can certainly go beyond what is shown in the diagrams. You can also tat a very large triangle (instead of a square) to form a shawl. All patterns are completed in one continuous round.

Option #1 is the smallest, and easiest to tat:

Option #2 is a little larger, but not too difficult:

Option #3 would have taken an extra 30+ hours to make, so I don't have any images of it. It would look similar to connecting four Option #1 squares together into a larger square (all of these Magic Squares double as repeatable squares).

Option #4, which I have been showing on my blog over the past few weeks looks like this:

I found it very tricky to keep my place in this large square because it is all tatted in one round. I used lines of symmetry to remember where I was in the pattern, constantly tatting mirror images of what was on the other side. At this size, it's nearly impossible to follow a diagram...definitely not for beginners!

If you have any questions or are confused about parts of the pattern I am always here to help. You can contact me through my Etsy shop, the contact form on the sidebar of my blog, or by email which can be found on the About Me page. Please do check your junk folder for replies, as they often get stuck in there!


God's Kid said...

That is such an awesome pattern and design!!! :)

Lilas said...

It's a very lovely pattern. I hope it will have the success it deserves.

Małgoś 13 said...

Piękny wzór.

muskaan said...

Great job there !!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Wonderful! My copy is downloading now!

Madtatter80 said...

I love it and will be getting this one, it is very lovely!

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant how one little pattern can do so much, well done

Jenn said...

Beautiful!!! I love it! Will definitely add this to my Wish list :).

GeminiDolly said...

This is fantastic. I tatted something similar to this as in "option 4". It looked so confusing when I first looked at the pattern for it. So what I did to accomplish it was, print out an extra copy, then I used a highlighter marker on the pattern when I finished a section. It then made it so much easier to follow the pattern. I believe the same could be done with this. Use a highlighter marker when you tat the sections, and it will make it so much easier to figure out where you are in the tatting process. :-)