Introduction: Tatted Lace Corsage Bracelet

This is one of my classic designs, a perfect immortal flower corsage for mother's day, prom, weddings, whatever. Because of the connections between pieces I'd call this an intermediate design.

Step 1: What You'll Need

You will need:
-Size 10 cotton thread in two different colors, I used black and red
-Size 5 tatting needle or shuttle if you prefer
-Scissors
-small steel crochet hook for joins
-hook and eye

You will also need basic tatting knowledge that can be acquired with my other beginning instructables.

Step 2: The Flower

-Start the Flower with a ring, the pattern is 2 double stitches(ds) 1 picot(p) 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds close and make a mock picot.

A mock picot is simply a picot made by double tying the ends of the thread to make a loop the same size as the other picots.

-The petals of the flower are all chains joined by putting the thread through the picots of the first ring in the first round and though a stitch for subsequent rounds.

1st round, chains(ch) of 6ds each repeating all around joining back in first picot
2nd round, ch 9ds, repeat around
3rd round, ch 3ds 1p 3ds 1p 3ds 1p 3ds, repeat around

Tie, cut and hide ends.

Step 3: The Ends

Both ends of the bracelet are made the same way with a hook joined to one end and an eye to the other. These will be joined to main body when it is tatted.

Make two, one with hook and one with eye.

ring(r) 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds close(cl) reverse work(rw)
chain(ch) 3ds join to hook 3ds join to other loop of hook 3ds close do not rw
r 2ds (join to last p of previous ring) 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds close(cl) reverse work(rw)
ch 4ds cl rw

Continue around until you have 5 rings joining the last picot of the last ring to the first picot of the first ring finishing with a 4ds chain joined to the base of the first ring.

Tie, cut and hide ends.

Step 4: Base of Bracelet

The base of bracelet is done in the same color as the ends and will join to the flower and the ends.

Start with a ring (see photo for starting point)
r 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds join to a picot in the base of the flower (see photo) 4ds 1p 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds join to 2nd to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds join to 1st picot of opposite ch 4ds join to next picot of flower base 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds join to 2nd to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds 1p 4ds 1p 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds join to 2nd to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds join to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds join to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds join to center p of middle ring of end piece 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds join to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds join to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds
ch 4ds join to 1st picot of opposite ch 4ds 1p 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds join to 2nd to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds skip one base picot and join to the next picot in the base of the flower (see photo) 4ds 1p 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds join to2nd to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds join to 1st picot of opposite ch 4ds join to next picot of flower base 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds join to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds 1p 4ds 1p 4ds cl rw
r 2ds 1p 2ds join to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds join to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds join to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds join to center p of middle ring of other end piece 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds join to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds cl rw
r 2ds join to last p of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds join to 2nd to 2nd picot of very first ring 2ds 1p 2ds cl rw
ch 4ds join to 1st picot of opposite ch 4ds 1p 4ds join at base of first ring.

Tie, cut and hide ends.

Step 5: Finish and Tips

With my tension and size 10 thread the total length of the bracelet is approximately 6". If you need more length you can either increase the number of total rings in the end pieces or substitute the hook and eye for adjustable jewelry clasps or tie it closed with ribbon, simply skip attaching the hook and eye making those chains just 9ds.

You may press the bracelet with steam on a towel to get a better shape. It can also be hand washed, rolled in a towel to remove excess water and laid flat to dry followed by pressing.

This bracelet is also for sale in my etsy shop.

The laws of Copyright Protection permit this tutorial to be used for personal use only. Reselling finished items for profit is prohibited.

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Terriq (author)2015-12-17

Im new to tatting and have opted for needle tatting. This is a beautiful piece with very good instructions. I cant wait to make this. Thank you.

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GlennaB1 (author)2015-05-06

Hi! I've long admired your work. I'm a relatively new shuttle tatter, but I'm getting pretty good. I'm on two Facebook tatting groups, and one group has a lot of international participation (Italy). It seems they have wonderful Ankars thread available in Italy - so I ordered some Penny 30 to try. Have you tried any polyester threads? If so, where do you get them in the USA? https://www.facebook.com/groups/167073436674554/

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TotusMel (author)GlennaB12015-05-06

Thanks so much! No ,Sorry I've never tried those polyester threads though there seems to be a lot of talk about them lately, so I've no idea where to get them.

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beth.vawter.3 (author)2014-08-06

What am I doing wrong? When doing the 4th flower on the end the picot for the last join always twists, the ring is on the inside, when I try and turn it over the picot twists. Can you help please.

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jsadams03 (author)2014-06-10

You have brought a new love to my life. I wish I had the talent to come up with such beautiful patterns. I'm only good at following and making minor adjustments...

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lhorvath1 (author)2013-06-05

Hey! Thanks for posting your pattern. I've got the flower down pat but having trouble starting the ends (I.e. hook and eyes....I've followed the instructions and I've gotten a mess...obviously I'm not doing it right.

Given that I am a beginner (1 week tatting today), is there any chance you can post a couple more pictures to this part....I don't know anyone who tatts here in Brisbane to ask or demonstrate for me.

Thank you so much for any assistance you may offer me.

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TotusMel (author)lhorvath12013-06-06

I'm afraid I don't have any more photos that could help. This is definitely not a beginner project and adding hooks and eyes can be a bit fiddly even when you are experienced. So, I would suggest working the end piece without the hook and eye, working a chain of 9ds instead until you feel comfortable enough with the pattern to add the hooks.

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guacamole42 (author)2013-01-10

Hello TotusMel,
Greatings from Portugal.
I just want to tell you how much I love your work. You make the most beautiful things. You are fantastic! Thank you so much for teaching me how to needle tat through your videos and sharing your work .You are an inspiration.
Paula

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TotusMel (author)guacamole422013-01-10

Aw, thanks so much!

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binnuro (author)2012-12-13

Hi totusmel,
You are the one who made me (who thinks she can never do laces) a tatting lover though I think I've got a little talent for it. For a few days I'm trying to replicate tattings you posted on youtube. And I figured out that I can better understand from a video tutorial. If you have this bracelet's video tutorial I'll be very glad. :).....

Thanks for "being a teacher" from thousands of miles a way from my home :)

Greetings from Turkey....
Binnur

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-04-30

Alright, I have to make this now!

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Have fun with it!

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Done! Love it!

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Pam G. (author)2012-08-08

I sign in and click the pdf button but nothing happens. Help me out TotusMel, please? I'm try to get the Tatter Lace corsage bracelet pattern.

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TotusMel (author)Pam G.2012-08-09

I believe you have to have a Pro account in order to download the pdf of the Instructable.

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dwilkins4 (author)2012-05-18

This is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait to try it!

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basmala (author)2012-05-12

thank you

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louine (author)2012-05-03

Thanks so much for this lovely pattern. I have tried it and your directions and pictures are great.

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Sandi76 (author)2012-05-01

First thank you for sharing your designs with us :D As I was reading through I noticed this and wanted to ask in case someone doesn't catch it in time while attempting this:
In the first ring, 2 double stitches(ds) 1 picot(p) 2ds 1p 2ds 1ds <--- should be a 1p correct?

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TotusMel (author)Sandi762012-05-01

You are correct, I will fix it at once, thanks.

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kittytatty (author)TotusMel2012-05-02

Dear tatter, i am trying to download this but wont let me it keeps asking me to sign in..

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TotusMel (author)kittytatty2012-05-02

You can only download the pdf if you're a pro member I believe. Otherwise you just have to go step by step on the site.

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poofrabbit (author)2012-04-30

Oh wow this is really cool!!! Nice nice job!

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TotusMel (author)poofrabbit2012-04-30

Thanks so much!

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