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Hair Barrette
Free Tatting Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Materials: 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch piece of dark leather
wooden stick
25 yards white crochet cotton thread No. 30
tatting shuttle
No. 13 hook
 ch  chain
 r  ring
 cl r  close ring
 p  picot
 d  double stitch
 rw  reverse work
 j  join

Cover a piece of leather with lacy tatting to create a pretty barrette for your hair. Use different colours for leather and thread to create different looks. Give as gifts or make a variety for bazaars or craft fairs.

With two threads, make r of (2d, p) 6 times, cl r, draw thread through last p, (Ch 6 d, j in p) 6 times, (Ch 4, d, p, 4 d, j between joining) 6 times. * Ch 6 d, Make r of 6 d, p, 6 d, cl r, rw

Repeat from * for the length of the barrette, or (making 7 rings with 6 d chains between) (4 rings pointing out and three rings pointing in).

Repeat at ends, making 3 rings alternately. Join between petals of flower as shown.

Join at last p of flower, outer edge. Ch 6 d, j in p of r, (ch 9 d, j in p of next r) 3 times, ch 6 d, j in first p of next flower, (ch 9 d, j in next p of flower) 3 times, Ch 6 d, j in p of r, ch 9 d, j in p of next r, ch 6 d, j in p of flower, (ch 9 d, j in next p of flower) 3 times.

Repeat from beginning. Tie and cut.

Inner Chain: Ch 8 d from p to p around. Tie and cut. Make a hole 2 x 1 1/4 inches in leather. With needle and No. 30 cotton thread, weave from where chains join, back and forth at back to hold medallion in place.

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