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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jon's Heart

This is the pattern for the heart that I use in my profile image.


This heart pattern uses one shuttle only.

All rings have the stitch count of R(4-2-2-2-2-4) with joins made where indicated in the chart.

Ring with different stitch counts are numbered accordingly in the chart.

Reverse work to make the 8th ring.
The design would look better if you make this ring and the next seven rings in the reverse order double stitch (RODS), i.e making the second half of the double stitch first.

Also, I find that while making the ring with RODS, the closed rings look better if you drop the shuttle through the ring loop before closing it.

There is a single-shuttle split ring at the tip of the heart, shown in green in the chart above.

I don't have a link to any tutorial on single-shuttle split ring. The only one that I know was in Georgia Seitz's site and that is currently not available. But I will describe it as best as I can on how to make it in this pattern.

To make the single shuttle split ring.

Make one side of the ring as the normal ring. In this case R(4-2-2/..). Then close this ring but not fully. Leave about 2/3 (of the length of the other half of the ring) of the core thread exposed. Next, make the thrown ring at the tip of the heart R(2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2), closing it fully.

Now, to complete the other half of the split ring, use the method for making the double-stitches on a split chain. Here is the link to my tutorial for the Split Chain.


10 comments:

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20021218014542/http://www.georgiaseitz.com/2002/sssr/rietsssr.html

    Try this link, Jon - I found it listed for the December 2002 date in the wayback machine

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  2. This is a beautiful heart! Thank you for sharing the pattern, Jon!

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  3. Very pretty, thanks for sharing, now I will have to learn the single shuttle split ring. It sounds do-able for your instructions.

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  4. I wonder if this heart can be made without the split ring, by replacing it and the thrown ring with a clover. Would anyone care to try and show us?

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  5. The link you sent me did get me to the pattern page. I still can't access your blog. This page looks very nice!

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  6. Thank you so much for posting on my first little work of tatting art! I kept trying to continue on with it, but my double chain stitches stopped sliding, so I finally put it down for the night after trying time and again to make it slide. I'm going to try again tonight because I would like to continue on with that same piece.

    I love the pieces you have posted...they are so beautiful. I look forward to following your blog and learning from you!

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  7. Hi Jon ! My attempt to follow this beautiful Hear Pattern has not been successful. I had trouble at the single split ring. After the first half of the SSR, the ....thrown ring... reference in the red ink paragraph has literally thrown me out !! Please Help.



    thank you very much .. Sophia

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  8. Thank you for sharing a beautiful patterns, this is the first time I have visited your blog and I have become a follower and will be back again soon.
    Margaret

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  9. hi,
    i think this heart is the best of the whole lot..u apply a riot of colours which is a feast to the eyes...

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  10. I love this pattern, thank you for posting it. I too am having trouble with the SSR...

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