Named after my mother-in-law, who so far is winning her fight with breast cancer. More of a doodle in tatting than a pattern…if I were to do it again, I’d probably tat a simpler flower. I really just wanted to experiment with roll tatting when I made this!
S/R 3p3p3/3p3p3 S/R 3j3p3/3j3p3 for as many repeats as you’d like.
The outside trim is node stitch – one set of 4/4, slide a bead on, lock join to a picot, repeat.
The leaves are node stitch, 10 sets of 4 per leaf, then tacked onto the ribbon where it crosses.
The flower is roll tatting – 5 large SCMR of 1 ds, then about 40 rolls, 1 ds, close. There are 4 small SCMR of 1 ds, about 20 rolls, 1ds, close.
I tacked the large petals open, and tacked the small petals folded to form a flower center – it’s very free-form, and open to individual interpretation.
The model was tatted in size 30 DMC Cebelia for the ribbon and flower, and the leaves are size 50 Flora.