Celtic Bookmark-- © Copyright 1997 LaRae Mikulecky
Ever since I posted this picture of the bookmark I made (back in February or March), I have had many requests for the pattern. With the first one I made, I did not write down the pattern as I was making it. I have since started another and have been recounting from my first one and writing down the pattern as I make the second one. I want to give major credit to Rosemarie Peel on this one. It is her Celtic Motif © that I have expanded on to make this bookmark. Feel free to share the pattern giving credit to the author.Abbreviations
SR = Split Ring
/ = division between shuttles in Split Ring
R = Ring
MP = Mock Picot
CR = Close Ring
CH = Chain
RW = Reverse Work
sp = small joining picot
p = picot
+ = join
- = join
I made my bookmark with size 20 thread. We start by making a base of split rings. 2 rows of 14 rings. Wind 2 shuttles using the continuous thread method. It will take 6 yards on shuttle one and 4 yards on shuttle 2. You can see from the picture below what the bookmark will look like after tatting this section. The pattern starts in the upper left of the picture below. I have chosen to use more than one color this time. Try any combination of colors you like.
The next section is pictured a bit larger than actual size. I used a size 20 variegated thread. I would suggest using one color for this section or a variegated thread so you will be able to wind your shuttle using the continuous thread method. You must cut and hide threads with each of the 7 motifs you make in Section Two. It is less frustrating to work in two ends than to work in 4 ends. Wind about 2 yards onto a shuttle. If using one color DO NOT cut the thread from the ball. If using two colors, tie the ball thread to the shuttle thread.