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Christmas in July ICR Patterns

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Merry Christmas in July!

In the midst of preparing for our daughter to leave for college, my tatting needles have been VERY busy.  For the most part, I have been occupied designing/making one-of-a-kind couture tatted pieces, but recently took a break to tat up a few ICR motifs for Christmas.  These simple motifs can be used in a variety of ways; earrings, ornaments, gift toppers, hairpin/clip accents, pendants, brooches, linked together for a garland or necklace, etc.

After referring to my old design journals, I have dated back my use of the following patterns to 1993!  WOW!  I've been using ICR foundations for quite a while.  This remains one of my favorite foundations/motifs to tat.   The threads I have used in the below images are Valdani Luxury Pearl Silks in colors S49, S39, and S775.  With a size 8 tatting needle, tat the following counts for each motif:


The above motif is tatted using Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S49.

ICR of 5 using these counts: 11 followed by 7 graduated picots (very small, small, medium, large, medium, small, very small) 11 CL.


The above motif is tatted using Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S39.

ICR of 5 using these counts:  9 followed by 5 graduated picots (small, medium, large, medium, small) 9 CL.


The above motif is tatted using Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S775.

ICR of 5 using these counts:  7 followed by 3 graduated picots (small, medium, small) 7 CL.

Please note:  if you need help NEEDLE tatting ICRs, please refer to my previous post on the old blog http://pineywoodstatter.blogspot.com/2011/11/interlocking-chain-rings.html

To those who have requested more ICR motifs, I plan to post more motifs with various numbers of ICRs featuring a variety of counts.  I will also get the instructions for needle tatting ICRs up on this blog at my earliest convenience.  Many thanks for your patience!

Well, I have a bridal hair piece to finish and get in the post.  Enjoy the easy ICR patterns on this post & until the next time~

Happy Tatting!

 








 




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3 Comments

Reply Melissa
7:48 PM on July 16, 2014 
Very pretty!
Reply M.Cristina
10:50 AM on July 18, 2014 
Gracias por tu generosidad y compartir con nosotros
Reply Barbara Gordon
7:50 AM on July 19, 2014 
I have purchased some silk threads, but have not yet used them. I must give it a try soon as the final results sure look very pretty. I love especially the first two posted above the best. So pretty!