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copyright 2008 Laura Blanton

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Victorian Heart Pattern (heart #2)


Start with chain at bottom inside point. I used a paper clip and made a locked picot to start. Do not pull the chains into a curve at the bottom. Just gently snug up and then try to curve the top of the heart.

Ds double stitch
Ch Chain
R Ring
CLR close ring
RW reverse work
DNRW do not reverse work
Vsp very small picot
+ join
- picot

Ch (vsp 5) x 5, vsp 7 vsp 3 RW
R (3-) x3, 3 clr rw
Ch 3+ to last vsp on previous ch, 7 (vsp 5) x 5 + to beginning locked picot DNRW
Ch vsp (5 + to picot on previous row) x 4, 6 + to picot on previous row, 6 + to top continue chain
(6 +) x 2, (5 +) x 4 (last join will be at bottom)
Ch vsp (6 + in space between chains on previous row) x 4, (7 +) x 2, continue chain
(7 +) x 2, (6 +) x 4
Ch vsp (6 +) x 3, (9 +) x 3, continue chain (9 +) x 3, (6 +) x 3

This outer row has graduated picots that give it the appearance of little crowns. Start with a vsp and increase length to the middle picot and then decrease forward.
Ch vsp (3 - - - 3 +) x 3 (3 picots)
Ch 3 - - - - - 3 + (5 picots)
Ch 3 - - - - - - -3 + (7 picots)
Ch (3 - - - 3 +) x 2 (3 picots)
Ch 3 - - - - - - -3 + (7 picots)
Ch 3 - - - - - 3 + (5 picots)
Ch (3 - - - 3 +) x 3 (3 picots) RW
R (4-) x3, 4 clr Cut and tie. Hide ends.
Front side, back side tatting. Using Jane Eborall’s method to note when to reverse stitches, the ring instructions are done in bold and italics. (Jane used red). Since there are only two rings, it is easier to do them in reverse instead of the chains. To reverse stitches, start with the second half of the ds and then the first half.

Laura Blanton Copyright 2008

Please feel free to print for personal use. All I ask is that you give me credit for the design if you post pictures, which I hope you will! Also, please let me know if you find any problems with the pattern. Remember - I am a baby designer!


Clyde said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern Laura it is very generous of you and I look forward to making the heart.

Marty said...

Laura! Wow, it's very pretty! I've saved the pattern to my file for the very next time I need a heart (working for lawyers, I don't need one very often). ;)

yarnplayer said...

Ok, here we go - printing it off!
Thanks, Laura!

Tattycat said...

You are welcome Clyde, Marty and Yarnplayer. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. I am so excited to give something back to all of you who have given me so much. Poor Marty. I guess you do have to guard your heart pretty closely! LOL

Pamela said...

Thank you Laura for sharing your new found talents. Hope you are not going to rest on your laurels!!
What about an animal for Isaacs jacket.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Thank you for sharing your pattern, Laura! I can't wait to tat it!

Jeff Hamilton said...

Thanks for posting the pattern Laura. I'll add it to my ever growing "to tat" list. I may have to bump it to the top!

Tattycat said...

Thanks Pam, Diane and Jeff. I can't wait for all of these heart pictures to start rolling in! I'm working on a snowflake pattern right now. I will leave the animals to you and Jane, Pam!

Jeff Hamilton said...

Just thought I'd let you know that I posted a picture of my finished heart on my blog. Though, I don't think I did the design justice. I may have to make it again!

laura'sjoe said...

Laura - Thank you for your heart !
I will look forward to hearing much more from you very soon.

laura'sjoe said...

Thank you for your heart Laura ! You a very special lady. I hope to see much more of you very soon.

laura'sjoe said...

Is it possible to incorporate tatting in the design of clothing ?

The Secret Corridor said...

Hi! I stumbled on your blog while blog hopping and I love your hearts! I publish a free online craft magazine and would like to feature some of your work in a future issue. I would not reproduce the patterns but instead include a link to your blog, so hopefully it would generate some welcome traffic for you. I can also include a link to your website or online auctions if you have them. You can see a working copy of the magazine here:, and you will find a contact link at the top to reply if you would like to be included. I look forward to hearing from you and hope the answer is yes. Regards Claire Butler.