Garland Pattern

I forgot to give my pattern for the garland in my last post. It’s pretty simple.  The pattern is all chains so you only need the length of the beaded string plus a bit on your shuttle.  Do a lark’s head join to anywhere on the beaded string.  Tat a chain, wrap the shuttle around the string after the next bead and tat a chain again.  The length of the chains will depend on the size of the beads and the size thread you are using.  I’m using size 10 and for this size bead doing chains of 3-3.  You’ll end up with one row of chains along one side of the strand.  The whole thing will probably end up twisting some.  When you get to the last bead tat all the way around the last bead and wrap around the same space again.  (This probably just means doing twice whatever pattern you have for the chain.  You might need to add an extra stitch or two.)  Then continue to make the chains and wraps along the other side of the string of beads in the same way you did the first side.  The twist in the final garland will disappear as you do this row, but the rings will look like they’re overlapping.

I didn’t have time to take more pictures to illustrate so I’m just using the ones from as my last post.  Hope it’s clear.  Let me know if you have any questions.  This is Krystledawne‘s technique and she created it to make bracelets, but I’m having fun with this never-ending garland.

Though that being said, I haven’t had a chance to do much tatting in the last couple days.  I’ve had a friend visiting from out of town.  I did sell a pair of fingerless gloves recently which was nice, and a couple of patterns for them on Etsy which I got some nice feedback on.  It’s nice to know that my tatting and patterns are being enjoyed even if I haven’t had much time lately to work on them myself.


  1. Sue Said,

    November 8, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    What a pretty garland! 🙂 I bet that looks awesome on your tree! 🙂

  2. admin Said,

    November 9, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    Thanks! I’m looking forward to seeing what it looks like on the tree with lights.

  3. Greta Said,

    September 1, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    Just started tatting in Jan/14 and have been looking for something to embellish beaded tree garland. I have crochet patterns to do this but this is the first tatting pattern that I have come across and I can see where this lends itself to even adding a bit to it.

    Thank you so much for sharing this,

  4. Jessica Said,

    September 1, 2014 @ 8:17 pm

    Hi Greta – Glad you like it! Good luck with your ventures into tatting!

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