Monday, January 30, 2012

Kim Millar's Lover's Knot pattern from the Wayback Machine!

I've been meaning to tat this heart since I printed it out in July of 2002. It could use some tweaking. The single crochet braid is like mini-ricrac. Kim came up with several patterns using crocheted braids. The pattern on the wayback machine no longer has the photos, which includes a diagram of the heart so feel free to add this image if you print it out, although it's not the best example. I have 14 patterns by Kim and most use crochet braid. I also tried finding her Geocities site ( with the wayback machine as that was where I originally saved my copies from, but no luck. Kim is Canadian but I haven't seen or heard anything from her in years. I'd love to share her patterns but need her permission to do so. So the best I can do at the moment is give you the wayback machine link.

I used Manuela size 20 for the bright pink and Cebelia size 20 for the pale pink. Some Cebelia's are fairly crisp threads but this one was soft and wanted to separate. I didn't really like tatting with it. I didn't do a good job joining the braid at the top. I had a little trouble understanding exactly what she meant but I'll try it again in a slightly different way.

I can't believe it's 57 degrees at nearly 6:00 p.m. on January 30th! I get chills a lot so I'm not at all unhappy!


  1. Great looking heart!! I may have to give it a try!

  2. Unique looking and in pretty colors! :)

  3. Interesting idea! I like the idea of combining different techniques, and crocheted braid is so easy. Looks like I have something else to add to my "to do" list!

  4. That looks so pretty! Now, if only I crocheted........
    Gee 57 degrees? wow! Here it's 20F. Warmer than it has been.

  5. I love the heart! I'm only daunted by the rig-rag crocheted part. Crochet and I are not too familiar friends... :)

  6. Gina, you are funny! Since 2002! I am so glad you got around to it.

    My opinion - I do not like the combo of crochet and tatting. Call me crazy, but I think it looks off balance,

    However, I do enjoy looking at how others produce the two. Thanks!
    Fox ; )

  7. Gosh you are warm, its way below that here we are going to have a heard frost again tonight -2 or -3
    we had some snow yesterday but it has thrawed today in the sunshine.

    Very unique heart not seen any of her patterns before.


  8. I'm finally getting around to commenting about this pretty heart! When I first saw it, I had no idea there was crocheting in it! It almost looks like there are small rings all bunched up, and I couldn't imagine how you had done that. I was relieved it was crochet, but I had never heard of 'crochet braid'! I think it is very effective here.


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