Introduction: Tatted Princess Necklace and Earring Set

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I needed something to wear with the beautiful pink dress I wanted to wear for Marvalous Monday at work.  So I whipped together this earring and necklace set.  It only requires regular rings and chains and is pretty simple to put together.  And it is, of course, pink!

Step 1: Supplies

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You just need the regular old tatting basic supplies
  1. Crochet Cotton Size 10
  2. Tatting Needle Size 5
  3. 2 Earrings
  4. 4 - 6 Jump Rings
  5. Clasp

Step 2: The Necklace

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Time to get started tatting:
  1. R 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 cl. k. rw.  (2 ds, 7 picots sep. by 2 ds, finish with 2 ds.)
  2. Ch 4 - 4 - 4 k. rw.
  3. R 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2  cl. k. rw. (2 ds, 4 picots sep by 2 ds, finish with 2 ds.)
  4. Ch 4 - 4 - 4 k. rw. 
  5. R 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 connect to center (4th) picot of previous ring 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 cl. k. do not rw.
  6. Repeat 1 - 5 until the desired length.  You will end with #5. 

Your necklace is done.  It is going to be really wavy-like, so you are going to want to at least iron it if not iron it, starch it, and iron it again.

Step 3: Earrings

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I needed something to go along with the necklace, so I whipped up these earrings to match.  These are almost the same as the necklace except you don't repeat the pattern and you extend the pattern a little.
  1. R 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 cl. k. rw.  (2 ds, 7 picots sep. by 2 ds, finish with 2 ds.)
  2. Ch 4 - 4 - 4 k. rw.
  3. R 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2  cl. k. rw. (2 ds, 4 picots sep by 2 ds, finish with 2 ds.)
  4. Ch 4 - 4 - 4 k. rw.
  5. R 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 connect to center (4th) picot of previous ring 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 cl. k. rw.
  6. Ch 4 - 4 - 4 k. rw. 
  7. R 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2  cl. k. rw. (2 ds, 4 picots sep by 2 ds, finish with 2 ds.)
  8. Ch 4 - 4 - 4 k. connect to the bottom of the first ring you created, double knot and hide the ends.

Step 4: Finish It All Off

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To finish it all up, I ironed all the pieces.  Then I spray starched them and let them dry.  (Before I spray starch them, I like to make sure all the stitches are laying right and I pull on the decretive picots and make sure they are laying right as well.)  Once they were dry, I ironed them again.

To attach my findings, I decided to put two jump rings on each end of the necklace (partly to make sure things lined up, partly to make it just a smidge longer), and added the clasp to one end.

For my earrings I just attached an earring to a jump ring and then attached that to the tatted ring that had no picots.  You are done!  Put them on and be a pink princess!


Terry52479 (author)2016-03-02

Beautiful work!!!! Question...after you close your ring or chain, do you knot it before you reverse your work? I learned to reverse the work and then knot Does it make any difference? I'Ve only been needle tatting for two (2) months and keep trying new patterns to try and get better. Thank you so much for sharing this exquisite necklace and earrings.

I usually do, I put K if I knot. It reverses which side each string is on. So it does make a difference when you reverse your work if you are using that as your reference for how to line up your work.

mwalker56 (author)2016-03-01


Thanks! I hope you get a chance to make them :)

WIY (author)2015-07-04

I crochet, some kniting, teaching my self to tat, and interested in crochet wire jewelery. Thank you for posting this beautiful work. I likly will be refering to this site often

silverwings1 (author)2015-03-12

what does the k stand for?

Knot. So when you see that you want to make a knot in your work.

MISTHULA (author)2015-01-31

Love this set - I haven't tatted for about 40 some years and just got back into it using the needle method rather than the shuttle. I love it. Can't wait to try your pattern. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Thanks for taking a look! I'd love to see how your necklace turns out :D

dduncan9 made it! (author)2013-01-19

Thank you for the wonderful necklace pattern. I just finished making one for my wife. I plan on giving it to her for Valentines Day. I hope she likes it. I just started tatting a week ago.

That is beautiful! Wonderful job!

AnnaLove (author)dduncan92013-03-26

Sweetest handmade Valentines gift from a hubby ever. :)

annie54 (author)2014-03-12

love it beautiful trying it now im a beginner tyvn for sharing on how to do it

plzsendchocolate (author)2012-07-07

This is absolutely gorgeous. Tatting is at risk of being a lost art and you bring it right into today's world with this bright and beautiful piece! I rated it a 5!

Thanks! I love tatting and I think you can make so many beautiful things by tatting!

dwilkins4 (author)2012-05-18

Another gem that you've just "whipped up!" I hope I can do that someday!!

Oh, it's a lot of fun! I hope you do take it up one of these days.

bagnitsch (author)2012-03-19

So pretty. From the thumbnail I thought the ear rings were skulls. That would be cool. But this is really pretty.

Hmmm, maybe I'll see what I can come up with!

bajablue (author)2012-03-14

Beautiful and SO intricate!!!


ATatteredCanvas (author)2012-03-13

Beautiful! Your tatting projects are inspiring.

Thank you! It's great to hear it!

RollerScrapper (author)2012-03-13

When you say whipped up did it take hours and hours? This just looks too delicate and intricate to be a quick craft! I love the color!

I would say an hour or two maybe. It is always hard for me to tell because I get distracted and stop to take pictures as I go. It really doesn't take much time, especially when you have a repeating pattern like this because you are just doing the same thing over and over and over again :)

And I like the color too!

Wow this los like it takes days! I need another hobby like I need a hole in the head but you ate intriguing me!

I know! I always pick up new crafties and now I have too many thing I want to make all the time!

Kryptonite (author)2012-03-13

Oh, wow.
They are gorgeous, nice make! I'm sure this is far beyond the skills of my own hands, though I've forwarded it to relevant female family members :D


mygibzone (author)2012-03-12

Tatting looks really interesting! Eventually I would like to learn how. It's very beautiful!

I hope you do learn! It is quite fun!

canucksgirl (author)2012-03-12

Ohhh... very nice. ;)

Thank you!

jojackie (author)2012-03-12

I loved!

Thanks :)

vicvelcro (author)2012-03-13

This is very nice.

I fav'd.

Thank you! Glad to hear it!

mistyp (author)2012-03-13

Definitely beautiful--inspires me to look into this art form. Thanks for posting it!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)mistyp2012-03-13

I am happy to spread the wonderfulness that is tatting!

GregoriNiculitcheff (author)2012-03-13

aptic (nice to touch) and delicate :)

Thank you!

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