After spending a lot of time this year perfecting my tatting skills (perfecting is still a wish, more than a statement), I felt it was only natural to add a little tatting detail to my traditional free Christmas ornament.
For those who want to try their hands at tatting, this is a perfect first-time project. The simple, but effective cross stitch frame is also lovely just on its own, or with a simple embellishment in the centre such as a charm, or cute button.
This design is a perfect stash buster ! Use up all those leftover bits and pieces you have saved up from other projects, or why not try out that lovely over-dyed embroidery thread you bought at that craft fair this summer, and saved up for just the right project ?
The pattern is designed for 28 ct linen/aida, and the tatting done with DMC Cordonnet special # 30. But if you are a little adventurous, then why not stitch it on finer linen and use a smaller tatting thread?
The pattern is available as a free instant download here, along with all the other free Christmas designs from Roland-designs: Free Christmas patterns
|Working on the Christmas ornament|
|The finished ornament|