Sunshine Edging

Sunshine Edging

Now that it’s spring here and we have more sunlight, and because this is such a bright, happy edging, it reminds me of sunshine. This is a very flexible edging, so you can put it on a straight edge or a rounded one such as this 4″ cotton doily.

As you can see, I haven’t finished enough of this edging to go around the doily yet. I scanned the edging and doily together so you can get an idea of what it will be like when it’s finished. When I get the whole thing finished, I’ll update this page. This doily will go under a rather modern sculpture of a flute player that is sitting on my piano.

This edging was tatted with size 20 Flora thread.

This pattern is beginner to intermediate and requires 1 shuttle.

Printable pattern (136K. Opens a new window.)

Patterns are available for download as a PDF file and are readable by using Adobe Reader. Download Adobe Reader free.


dsdouble stitchRring
ljlock join  

You will need:

Tatting thread in your choice of color, size 20 or 30
1 tatting shuttle

R: (5ds p) 3 times 5ds, close
*Leave 1/4″ (3mm) of thread
R: 4ds j to last p of previous R (4ds p) 2 times, 4ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of previous R 5ds p (1ds p) 2 times, 5ds p 3ds, close
R: 4ds j to last p of previous R (4ds p) 2 times, 4ds, close
lj to the 1/4″ left between the first and second rings
R: 5ds j to last p of previous R (5ds p) 2 times, 5ds, close and turn
Leave 1/2″ (6mm) of thread
R: (4ds p) 3 times, 4ds, close, turn
Leave 1/2″ (6mm) of thread
R: 5ds p 5ds j to middle p of corresponding R 5ds p 5ds, close*

Repeat between * for as long as you wish the edging to be.

Copyright 2006 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.


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