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    Question Tatted frog?

    I spent all week making this skirt, and now it turns out that the fabric won't take a button hole. What's a girl going to do? My hooks and eyes have gone missing. Maybe tatting can come to the rescue?

    I need a free and quick pattern for a tatted frog.

    Not a frog as in ribbit, jump, jump. A frog as in a kind of closure to go with a button.

    Does anyone have a tatting pattern for this? Iím kind of in a hurry and google isnít giving me any love on the subject. Please help.

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    The working end of a frog is a loop and tatting makes loops very nicely. The loop is grounded with some firm attachment to the fabric, again, usually with more loops sewn down. Again tatted loops could be very much the right thing. So the button also gets sewn down loops to balance the loop end and present a harmonious decoration. So something like two clovers base to base could make a good frog, with the button side consisting of the button strung on the tatting thread and then a third clover to balance the loop side. The details could vary, but that's what came to mind.

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    Another suggestion -
    The pattern for the end of a bookmark can be adapted into frogs. The body of the bookmark can be replaced with a long tatted ring or chain to make the button loop of the frog.
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    Google gave me these pages:

    mytatter sells frogs on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/59541193...-frog-closures.

    Gina shows a photo of a frog she tatted and writes where she found the pattern: http://threadsofatattinggoddess.blog...closure-1.html

    Yarnplayers posts a photo of her frog: http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2...and-frogs.html

    Perhaps you can take some inspiration from these links?
    ;-) Greetings from Germany,
    ANKE (http://occhi-spielereien.blogspot.com)

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    I have an application question. If the closure is lapped, you sew the button on the lower fabric, right?

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    It is going to be so pretty. Please put finished picture up of your skirt.
    Try, try, and try again...until the out come is presentable at least.....gc

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    Jon, is that what you did here? Those were the first that came to my mind when I read the question. They are striking!
    My tatting and other creative endeavours http://creativasuculencia.wordpress.com

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    ooooohhh, I love yarnplayer's!!!
    My tatting and other creative endeavours http://creativasuculencia.wordpress.com

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    Jon is in England at the moment. I guess she will not read as much as usual...
    ;-) Greetings from Germany,
    ANKE (http://occhi-spielereien.blogspot.com)

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    Thanks Anke, you are right. I just commented to her b/c she had posted yesterday :)

    I also realized the first link you posted is t the same frogs as the ones I did :D
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