Today was an adventure. We went to a breakfast place for lunch. You know, one of those hole-in-the-wall places that serves the best food ever? Ya. I ate breakfast for all 3 meals today. Yum! After that we went to a really big flower place. We walked around for about an hour, but didn’t even see the whole thing!! I’m not really that much of a flower person, but I enjoy plants and I saw several varieties that I had heard or read about but never knew what they were. It was a very enjoyable time. And then just before dinner we all went on a walk – and got lost! Heehee! But we soon found ourselves. Iphones with google maps is very helpful.
So that was my day. I read, ate, walked, slept, o ya, and I wrote out that tatting pattern! I know a lot of you don’t tat, but for those who do here is the pattern. If you try it I’d love to hear about it. This is my first attempt at writing patterns, so let me know if there is any way I can make it better, whether in writing clearer instructions or making a better finished product.
Tatted Dalek Pattern:
You need: 2 tatting shuttles, the thread of your choice
You need to know: split rings, split chains
Pictures help me, so here’s a visual aid. Yes, I made it in paint. Don’t judge. I’m poor. 😛
Each ring is made of 4 sets of 4 ds (4ds-4ds-4ds-4ds). Rings 1-6 and 13-16 are joined by chains of 4ds-4ds.
Start with a chain of 4ds-4ds, r 4-4-4-4, ch 4-4, r 4-4-4-4, ch 4-4, split ring 4-4-4/4,
ch 4-4, r 4-4-4-4, ch 4-4, r 4-4-4-4, ch 4-4, sr 4-4/4-4,
sr 4-4-4/4, sr 4-4/4-4, sr 4/4-4-4, sr 4-4-4/4, sr 4-4/4-4, sr 4-4-4/4
sr 4-4/4-4, ch 4-4, r 4-4-4-4, ch 4-4, r 4-4-4-4, ch 4-4, r 4-4-4[join initial chain here]4
You are now done with the body of the Dalek.
First row: ch 4-8, r 6+6, ch4-4, ch 4-4 (don’t attach to the picot yet), r 6+6, ch 8/4
Second row: ch 4-8-4, ch 4-4, ch 4-8/4
Third row: ch 4-8, ch 4-4, ch 4-4, ch 8/4
Fourth row: ch 4-12, ch 4-4, ch 12/4
Top round: ch 20, r 4-4+4-4 (join to central picot of chain), ch 20
Tie your strings, cut, glue if you’re like me, and you’re done 😀