Thursday, May 1, 2014

Double Zinnia Flower Petal Motif

That is a mouthful, but that is indeed the name of this pattern by Karey Solomon, which appears in the May edition of Tatting Times.

Karey does have her own unique way of designing tatting patterns. For instance, here, the ring of  small circles is not done using split rings. 

Her patterns are easily recognizable and distinctive, once you are familiar with her style. I enjoy figuring them out, as they can be a bit confusing at first glance. The first go‘round ALWAYS has mistakes, as you can see.    : )

It is tatted in #40 Lizbeth, and measures about two and a half inches across. Although the pattern calls for a button, I did not have one that was appropriate, so I found a doodad instead.

I also got a few more elements finished on the Lucky Clover. It is very slow going and difficult to keep the pattern straight in my head if I am watching a movie or even listening to the radio. It demands a lot of attention.


  1. Totally terrific tatting! ! ! :) I am loving each new design element on that green! It's just getting better and better! Fabulously fantastic, Fox! :D

  2. Another pattern that works with doodads! It does look like a zinnia. I still haven't found my Lucky Clover, but then I haven't looked very hard. Some day I'll catch up!

  3. I do feel that you can almost figure out who did the pattern by the style of tatting it's kind of fun, or maybe we have gone totally crazy huh. love all the work displayed too :)

  4. I clap for your clutch of clear and cleverly clutted clovers!

  5. Love your Double Zinnia flower motif!!! :)
    Your clover doily is so awesome!!! :)

  6. Your patience with the clover mat is paying off. I'm looking forward to the completed project.