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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Onion Ring Magic Square Pattern

The onion ring magic square pattern is now available. You can access the file by clicking here, or by going to my free patterns page. I have test tatted and proofread this myself, but if you notice any mistakes please let me know!


To keep everything consistent, I ended up tatting these squares in white thread. However, I think this pattern would look more interesting in two colors.

I've made this pattern free as I really want to share the idea of designing magic squares. I love that these patterns can be made all in one round and would be very pleased if more designs cropped up in the future.

I still need to write a few posts to show the design process. If all goes well, I should have a post about deconstructing the magic square next week, and a post about how I designed the square a week after that.

20 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

It's going to be interesting seeing this in two colours. Lovely pattern.

il mio chiacchierino said...

sei davvero molto brava fai grafici stupendi complimenti

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Thank you, Robin!

Mandatory said...

Beautiful, thank you for sharing your lovely designs!

God's Kid said...

That is so awesome and totally generous of you!!! :) Thank you very much!!! :)

Jeff Hamilton said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern for free. I'm sure many of us would have gladly paid for it. I love your other magic square pattern and can't wait to finish tatting it.

Jane McLellan said...

Ooh, thank you, I'll check it out later. I wonder if this could be my next project?? I look forward to your next posts explaining the process.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, Robin. Your last magic square (purchased) worked beautifully.
Mama Martin

Avie said...

Hi Robin, from Brisbane. Australia. Have been a fan of yours for ages, but only began tatting a year ago. Your designs inspire me and am now branching out into something other than bookmarks. When you say two colours would look good, do you mean doing the chains and rings in different colourse, or each magic square in a different colour? Thanks heaps - and especially for sharing your creativity - hugely appreciated!

Carpediem said...

Lovely pattern :) Thank you so much for sharing :)

Quayceetatter said...

We have been watching the progress of this beautiful design. Thank you for the well designed pattern.

Robin Perfetti said...

Hi Avie, more in the rings and chains sense, where you load shuttle 1 with your first color and shuttle 2 with a second color. The red and blue in my diagrams shows how the colors would be placed. Everything in red represents thread coming from shuttle 1 and everything in blue is thread coming from shuttle 2. From this, you can get a basic idea of the color layout (but try imagining it in colors other than red and blue). Hope this helps!

Imoshen said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern. I was just thinking that I wanted tho work a magic square pattern. What wonderful timing!

ushas creations said...

Lovely squares Robin!!! Thanks for sharing pattern.

Margarets designer cards said...

Wonderful pattern, thank you for sharing it,

Navette Bijoux said...

Thank you for your pattern ! Your magic square is really beautifull ! It could make a really nice curtain I think.

Jenn said...

Wow!!! Another gorgeous pattern! Love that it's a magic square pattern. Will have to dig out my shuttles and give this one a go while I still have 1 week of holidays left :). Thanks for sharing the pattern Robin :).

Sarah said...

This is really stunning, thank you for sharing! I love how you show the choice A vs choice B to build smaller squares or larger triangles - it really makes sense when depicted that way.

Joschaocchi said...

Wieder ein wunderschönes Muster. Danke für den Austausch

Marja said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern, it is beautiful