Tatted Musical Notes

Tatted Musical Notes

My daughter is a musician. Recently, when we were talking about my newsletter, I told her how I struggle sometimes with ideas. Between her and my sister-in-law, they immediately threw out about a dozen ideas without hardly thinking about it. Yahoo!

One of my daughter’s ideas was to tat musical notes, and that’s where this design started.

I think it would be fun to use these little notes on stationery, as decoration on gifts, and on crazy quilts.

This is a beginner pattern and requires one shuttle. They’re each about 1 inch (2.5mm) tall when done with size 20 thread.

I used Lizbeth size 20 thread in in white.

Printable pattern (84K. Opens a new window.)

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

You will need:

Thread in your choice of color and size.
1 tatting shuttle or tatting needles

dsdouble stitch
ljlock join
slshoelace trick

How to do the shoelace trick
How to do a lock join


Single quarter note

R: 25ds p 1 ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: 3ds lj to last p, 1ds lj to next p, 9ds p 3ds j to last p, 6ds
Cut and tie.

Double quarter notes

R: 25ds p 3ds, close, turn
Ch: p 3ds lj to p on ring, 10ds p 3ds j to previous p, 8ds p 3ds j to previous p, 10ds p 3ds, sl, do not turn
R: 3ds j to previous p, 12 ds j to first p on chain, 13ds, close
Cut and tie.

Copyright 2012 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.


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