Monday, February 10, 2014

Corina's Crown, Take Two

Crown tatted by IsDihara, February 2014

Can you believe the mistake with Corina's Crown was staring me in the face and I didn't see it?


Crowns tatted by Corina van Krieken, April 2013

Chalk it up to stitch count error, not a botched technique.  The hat band section of the diagram clearly shows three groups of four (4) stitches for rows one and two.  I tatted three groups of six (6) so of course I got a misshapen chapeau. Recalibrated stitch counts fixed the problem and the crown tatted up a treat.

No idea why I thought Corina's perfectly written 4's were 6's.  I had an easy point of comparison in the sixes Corina wrote for the top of the crown. I make these mistakes so you don't have to!

It was fun trying out the other methods of block tatting so I call this a win-win learning experience with a regal crown to show for my efforts.

12 comments:

tattrldy said...

Yay! Success! I don't do much block tatting but this surely is an enticement to do so. It looks great. Good job!

Madtatter80 said...

Yea looks really nice!

Sally Kerson said...

It does look great and glad you figured it out.

Jane McLellan said...

Ah, that explains it!

Margarets designer cards said...

The crowns look lovely and now you have worked it out, they will look even better.
Margaret

Corina said...

I'm glad you figured it out, and made a beautiful crown!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I'm glad you figured it out! I haven't been tempted to tat a crown yet. I have no idea what I would do with it!

IsDihara said...

Diane, we made shamrock and crown bracelets this past Sunday at the monthly tat-along. They turned out so well. I also want to play around with the idea of a "rose and crown" motif (maybe a snowflake?) and I think your school kids might like crown patches that they could use for zipper pulls for their backpacks?

IsDihara said...

Thank you, Corina, I only wish I had followed your diagram correctly the first time and saved myself the confusion. LOL!

Sue Marrazzo said...

PRETTY Cool = )

ancolie said...

very nice !
where are you now ? would like to see you her with nice works ;-)
Hope you are going well
ancolie from France

IsDihara said...

Ancolie, thank you so much for following up on this project. I regret to say that the crown is STILL waiting for a "rose" to make it complete. I have been having trouble with this concept...A LOT of trouble.

But I have not given up. Just set it aside until enlightenment comes.