Friday 18 November 2011


When I saw this pattern in the book, the grasshopper looked so realistic, I just had to try it first. The bottom right grasshopper was tatted first in Leafy Greens Lizbeth 40 #138, then the variegated green Anchor Perle Cotton 8 in Col.1215 and last is done in Rootbeer Float Lizbeth 40 #150. I am enjoying Martha's book of 'More Critters on the Block'.


  1. Wow I love them, great pattern not another book for my wish list.
    I am going on holiday for the next two weeks and there are scheduled post on my blog so dont worry if I dont comment for two weeks, I will be back.

  2. Super-cute! I love the way the legs are attached.

  3. What a fun pattern! Wonderful!

  4. There seems to be no end to Martha's talent! And your rendition here is wonderful! More tatting ideas for the great-netphews.

    I don't have the book, but this looks like it might a little tricky!

    I don't care for 'real' grasshoppers, however. They used to hide in a grassy area next to a sidewalk where I rode my bike as a kid, and they would freak me out when I rode past. I tried to pedal real fast to get by them, but it was up a hill! At least it was easier on the way back down!

  5. It was easy following Martha's pattern for this grasshopper. Just make sure you keep count of the block chains and start the leg from the opposite side from the antennae.

    Hi Kathy, did they jump at you? My sister and I use to try to ctach them in the grass field, along with dragonflies and butterflies.