Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Tischband Tat Along - Blute 1 Pattern

If you would like to join the Tat-Along, read about it here and leave a comment.

Pattern: Each repeat of Tischband requires you to tat four Blute 1 (flower medallions) and four Blatt 2 (leaves). This pattern may look difficult but it isn't. We will tat these in stages. After you tat 4 flower medallions, you tat the leaves and join them to the flowers.

Colours: You can plan to have all your flower medallions in one colour thread or multi-colours. I planned mine to be in shades of pink and purple tatted in Size 40 threads. I am also doing my leaves in different shades of green. You decide how you want to do them.

Shuttle and ball thread. For Size 40 threads, wind about 1.5m on the shuttle.

R 6 -- 6 (medium picot, large enough for 6 rings to join to); 
Ch 6;
{R 6 + 6; Ch 6} repeat until you have a total of 6 rings and 6 chains;
Join last chain to 1st ring;

{Ch 8, + join to base of ring} repeat until you have a total of 6 chains;
{Ch 10, + join to base of ring} repeat until you have a total of 6 chains;
{Ch 12, + join to base of ring} repeat until you have a total of 6 chains;
Note: For a better fit with the leaves in Tischband, ignore the next chain and go directly to the last chain with picots;
{Ch 14, + join to base of ring} repeat until you have a total of 6 chains; 
{Ch 3-2-2-2-2-2-2-3, + join to base of ring} repeat until you have a total of 6 chains;

End as desired and cut threads. Make four.

This is Blute 1 tatted up.
I did not join the chains to the base of the rings,
instead I joined it to the junction in between the chains.
I prefer it this way but you can choose either method.

Optional (You can also choose to join the next Blute later)
If you are making more than one repeat:
Make a 2nd Blute and join outer most chain at the 4th picot to the corresponding chain of the 1st Blute.

Blute Pair #1

Make another pair of Blute. 

Blute Pair #2

The Blatt 2 (leaves) pattern will be posted next week so look out for it. In the meantime I hope you will try tatting the Blute 1. Please post your flower medallions on your blog and alert everyone by posting a link here in the comment section. If you do not have a blog and would like me to post them here for you, just send me a photo via e-mail.

This pattern is from Ruth Scharf's book Occhi and is shared here with permission from Ruth.  If you would like to buy the book, you may do so by contacting Volker Scharf at Volker.Scharf@t-online.de


  1. I just copied the pattern and hope to get the flowers done this week!! I would love the book but, is it in English?

  2. I'm very happy to join you in this Tat Along...
    I will " load" my shuttle ....
    Bye bye

  3. Lovely Lovely Wendy. I also think the shades of green, pinks and purples. Lovely idea. Hugs Judy

  4. I have a lot on at the moemtn but I will try and do a few over the next week, looks a great pattern

  5. Hi Tattabugg, No the book is not in English but in German. I do not read German either.

    Hi Night, you need not wind too much thread on the shuttle but I like your enthusiasm.

    Hi Judy, My favourite shades.

    Hi Margaret, These blute pattern is addictive.

  6. I would like to just make the pretty flower.

  7. OK - I've tried the Blute 1 twice now. With a bit different tension results! Blogged about HERE: http://ahappybluebird.blogspot.com/2012/02/blossoms-and-hearts.html

  8. I would love to tat it but I do not have a blog to post photos to.

  9. Hi Elizabeth,
    No problem, if you prefer, I can post it for you. Just send me the photos.

  10. I've posted my flowers up: willardofcats dot blogspot dot com.

  11. Hi Red, I am eager to see more!! Lovely.

  12. Phyllis Schmidt12 May 2012 at 09:31

    Question: I have tatted all rosettes. Have tatted one leaf and joined rosettes to it. Before I start the second leaf, will I be joining it to the base of the previous leaf at any point or are the only joins to the rosettes themselves?

  13. Hello Phyllis, Yes, I did join the base of the 1st leaf to the base of the second.