Choker Pattern Ready for Testing!

I haven’t done much tatting in the last couple days other than working on the second glove, but I did take a few minutes to update the pattern for the choker necklace that I’ll be teaching at Shuttlebirds this April.  Anyone interested in test-tatting?  The pattern uses a non-double-stitch stitch (I use the lock stitch) and split rings.  I’ll include the handout I wrote up a a few years ago for another class I taught of these fancy chains so you can use whichever one you’d like for the non-double-stitch stitch chain.  If you’re interested, send me an email at or leave a comment.

Btw, I have not come up with a better way describe that chain.  Non-double-stitch stitch chain.  Any ideas?  Basically, I’m trying to say a chain made of stitches that don’t curl like the regular double stitch does.  Lock-stitch chain, spiral chain, zig-zag chain, s-chain… Any of these would work and it doesn’t matter which one you use so I don’t like to specify any one in particular.

This was my first attempt at writing up and diagraming a pattern in Adobe Illustrator.  It took a while to get the hang of it, but it’s coming along slowly.  Luckily this pattern had no chains.  I haven’t quite figured out how to do those consistantly and evenly…



  1. Sunela Said,

    February 24, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    Sent you an email separately!

  2. Eliz aka tatknot Said,

    February 26, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    I don’t have time right now, but I’m surprised you haven’t been flooded with offers. Perhaps you should post it again? It sounds great. I look forward to seeing some tatted samples of it.

  3. admin Said,

    February 26, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    Hi Eliz,

    I’ve been getting emails. Maybe not fflooded with them, but I know that people are busy and I certain appreaciate anyone who’s willing to test tat for me. I’m working on lots and lots of more pattern so hopefully I’ll have some time to put them together and I’ll keep anyone who wants to test tat swimming in all the pattrens they could want. 🙂

  4. admin Said,

    February 26, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    Oh, and thanks so much for posting on your blog that I’m looking for test tatters!

  5. Eliz aka tatknot Said,

    March 2, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    You are very welcome. Hope it helped.

  6. Sheila Said,

    March 28, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    Sorry Jessica. I didn’t get a chance to test tat the choker pattern. We had quite a few things going on simultaneously and we also lost a dear one from our extended family.

    We do look forward to future opportunities to test tat your patterns with needle-tatting…

  7. admin Said,

    March 28, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    Hi Sheila,

    No problem. I totally understand. Very sorry to hear about your family’s loss. I’ll have lots of more patterns in the future and would love to get the opinion of a needle tatter.

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