Tatted Baby’s Rattle

Here’s a fun little rattle for baby cards and decorating baby gifts. It would be great for scrapbooks or baby’s memory book, too.  And if you’re not needing anything for a baby right now, turn it on its side, and it becomes a topiary! At least that what it looks like to me.

I used Lizbeth Orange Crush, Color 183 in size 40. Finished size with size 40 thread is approximately 2 x 4.25 inches (7 x 10 cm).

Printable pattern

Patterns are available for download as a PDF file and are readable by using Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader free.

You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size.
1 tatting shuttle or tatting needles
Approximately 8 inches (24 cm) of 1/8 inch wide ribbon

dsdouble stitch
ppicot
jjoin
ljlock join

How to make a lock join

Instructions:

Large end:
R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close, turn
*Ch: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn*
Repeat between until 5 rings have been completed.
Ch: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p of first R 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 6ds, turn

Handle:
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R, 2ds j to first p of first R, 3ds p 4ds p 4ds, close, turn
**Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 4ds j to last p of previous R, (4ds p) 2 times, 4ds close, turn**
Repeat between ** until six rings have been completed.
Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 4ds j to last p of previous R, 4ds p 3ds p 2ds p 3ds, close, turn

Small end:
Ch: 6ds, turn
R: 3ds j to third p of previous R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close, turn
*Ch: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close, turn*
Repeat between until 5 rings have been completed.
Ch: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of previous R, 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p of first R 3ds j to last p of final R of the handle, 3ds, close, turn

Handle:
Ch: 6ds, do not turn, lj to next free p on handle, repeat across

Large end:
Ch: 6ds, lj to base of first R in Large end, do not turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, turn
#R: 3ds p 3ds j to second p from previous j on next Ch on Large end, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to second p from previous j on Ch, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, turn#
Repeat between # until 5 Ch with 5 picots have been completed
R: 3ds p 3ds j to second p from previous j on next Ch on Large end, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, turn
R: 3ds p 3ds j to second p from previous j on Ch, 3ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds

Cut and tie. Tie the ribbon into a bow around the handle at the Large end.

Copyright 2015 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

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