Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas Trees!

You know when I said in the previous post that I had an idea...  I was looking at the picture of my edging and all of a sudden I saw... Christmas trees!  Yes, I could change the shape a bit and the edging would make great little Christmas trees.

And here they are:



I don't have any browns in my stash at the moment (I am about to remedy this problem and hope to receive some in the post today) so I did the first sample with jungle greens and black (photo below) and the second one in leafy greens and mocha light (photo above).  The mocha light gave me another idea though... you could use cream or white for the chains and small rings and it would look like Christmas trees in the snow!  It does a bit in the photo above even with the mocha light.  Don't you think?



I will give the pattern away to the first 10 people to comment on this post.  It's not been test-tatted yet so for the first ones who try it, I would welcome feedback.  After that, it will be available in my Etsy shop.  I've even designed a corner for it so the edging could be used for a handkerchief or as a frame.


And finally, one reader asked if she could have the stitch count for the small rainbow motif I made in the previous post.  It's very simple, mostly 5-stitch counts, and here it is:
Click on image for file download


In case I don't get a chance to make another blogpost before the big day...

Thank you for your support and interest during the last year.




      Best wishes,

42 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! I can see the edging around a satin ball for an ornament.

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  2. What a great idea! earlier today I saw a crocheted christmas tree edging, but I love this tatted version much more!

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  3. I love your tree edging! I'm an edging addict and would love to add this pattern to my repertoire.

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  4. I absolutely love the Christmas tree edging. I gave away so many of my too-large clothes that I don't have much Christmas clothing left. This sweet edging would be great on one of those collars that layer over one of the round collars on a couple of my holiday blouses. And if I can't find a variegated green, I could do it all in white and have snow-covered trees. How very sweet!

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  5. Yesterday I saw a CROCHETED Christmas tree edging and I wished that it could have been tatted instead! - and now, this morning, here is your design. Isn't there a word for that?

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    1. Ah! Serendipity. :-)

      Pattern on its way!

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  6. I LOVE the tree edging! I think I'm #6, and I would love a copy. Best, Susie

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    1. Yes, you are, can you send me your email?

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    2. susiearnholt@writeme.com

      Thanks! Sorry it didn't come through with the comment.

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  7. Love the edging. Possibly a autumn thread mix for the chains and small rings and it might remind someone of trees in fallen leaves for fall. I would love a copy. Phyllis

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    1. That's a lovely idea Phyllis, I like it!

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  8. Oh, I hope I'm in one of the first 10...! I think this edging is adorable!

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    1. Yes you are! On its way...

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    2. Oops, no, there is no email linked to your blogger account - please give me your email!

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  9. Oh, I hope I get one of the 10.
    Merry Christmas Frivole.
    and a very Happy Tatting New Year.

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    1. and thank you for the Small Rainbow Motif pattern. I can think of a couple I might want to make.

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  10. They are so pretty and thank you for the Rainbow motif pattern! <3

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  11. Love the Christmas Tree edging. I am sorry I wasn't in the first 10.
    Elizabeth
    LeVert92 at aol.com

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  12. Beautiful...definitely going on my wish list :-). I need to get busy so I can justify more patterns!

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  13. Congrats, Frivole, on another winning pattern!

    Happy Holidays!
    Fox : )

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  14. Absolutely brilliant! I love the trees - and yes, they look like they are in snow even with the light mocha thread.

    Merry Christmas!
    Cindy

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  15. Fabulous Christmas tree edging!! :)

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  16. Adorable!!! I love the idea of the trees in snow :)

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  17. A wonderful edging pattern. Thank you for the Rainbow Motif pattern. Karen in OR

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  18. What a cute idea! Love the little trees!

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  19. I would love this pattern. It's really quite beautiful as Xmas trees and would look wonderful on my hankies....you are soooo very clever.

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  20. Beautiful! I tried to leave a comment but it wouldn't go through.

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  21. I'm too late in the string of comments to qualify for the pattern, but I love it! There are about a bazillion things you could do with this for Christmas decorations or a little girl's special Christmas dress...you've got my mind whirling!

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  22. After looking at both the mocha and the darker brown, I really like the paler version. The snow is pretty, while the darker one seems to overpower the lovely greens. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  23. Oh no, 32 people beat me to the pattern. I guess I'm off to the etsy store. What a great christmas pattern.

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  24. I am far too late for the pattern, Never mind
    I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas
    Margaret

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  25. What a lovely pattern! I will be watching to see when you have it up for sale!!

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  26. awesome edging! i love the greens for the christmas trees. have a wonderful christmas.

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  27. Hello, I was just passing by net websites when I saw your blog. You're making wonderful work. I just love your tatting sweet little things and your christmas trees are AMAZING:)
    If you want, I invite you to visit my blog http://szydelkoagusi.blogspot.com/

    Best regards

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  28. Oh MAN I missed the first 10! Oh well... thanks for posting this - it's wonderful!
    -Lori

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  29. I am way late but it is very lovely great idea

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  30. I agree with Lori and Hanane
    what a lovely design!! i just wished i had found your blog about a month earlier!! lol

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