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Monday, September 23, 2019

Free Pattern: Onion Ring Bookmark

I made a few small adjustments to the onion ring edging and came up with an onion ring bookmark. I've created a basic printable pattern which you can find on my free patterns page or go to directly by clicking HERE. If you notice any errors in the pattern, please let me know.

I tatted the bookmark in DMC size 40 white, because I had some left over from my onion ring magic square. Then, I made another version in DMC size 80 variegated violet:

The violet version measures 1 inch across and the white version measures 1.4 inches across. The bookmarks can be made to any length you want.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Onion Ring Magic Square with edging

Here is the Onion Ring Magic Square with a finished edge:

The pattern for the edging and the square can be found on my Free Patterns page. If you want to go directly to the magic square pattern click HERE and the edging instructions are available in a blog post click HERE.

The finished square measures 10.6 inches x 10.6 inches when tatted in size 40 thread. I used Lizbeth size 40 in Ocean Teal Medium and DMC Cordonnet Special size 40 in white. One ball of each was plenty to finish the square.

Here are a few more photos:

This edging can easily be turned into a bookmark as well, which I will share in a future blog post.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Finishing up

I've finished the Onion Ring Magic Square and now I just need to add a border:

This is tatted in Lizbeth size 40 thread in Ocean Teal Medium, and DMC size 40 Cordonnet Special in white. It measures 9.5 inches tall and wide. Here is a bird's eye view:

The pattern for this is available on my Free Patterns page, or you can get to the pattern directly by clicking HERE. I started an Instagram account a few weeks ago (@tattingbythebay) and am also posting these photos there. I'm still getting used to Instagram and how it all works, but so far I'm liking the simplicity of the platform and being able to see photos of everyone's tatting very easily.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Revisiting an old project

This blog post is about the Onion Ring Magic Square. You can get to the free pattern by clicking HERE.

It's been a long time since I've worked on this piece of tatting. The last time I blogged about it was just about two years ago. I had originally planned to make the square bigger, but I changed my mind for two reasons. Firstly, I don't want to get overwhelmed by the amount of tatting and have this piece end up in the drawer again. Secondly, I'd like to try adding the border that I designed earlier this year, and I would not be able to do that with the original plans for the square. Here's my progress so far:

I had to undo a few rings and chains so that I could change direction from my original plan. Luckily, the process went smoothly and I didn't have any thread breakage.

I'm so glad I have information stored on my blog. I had forgotten what thread I was using for this project and had to look at my previous blog posts to find out. It's Lizbeth size 40 in Ocean Teal Medium, and DMC Cordonnet Special size 40 in Blanc (white):

I'm hoping to have the square finished within the next week or two and then I will be able to start on the border.