A tatted clover....
...tatted many times over into intricate, lacey medallions ~
~ can become a beautiful piece of threadwork.
The pattern is Clover Mat by Jon of Tat-a-Renda.
Okay. Maybe not that huge.
Because with tatting --- it is add-as-you-go, so the project can remain small, or it can be built upon to become a gorgeously, huge piece of work just by how many pieces are tatted to the previous piece.
And it is really such a darn shame that no one in this house has any crochet patterns for say...an iPod cosy or something.
Because I spot this when my son walks past me....
Yes. That is Scotch tape.
And yes, he has it taped to his shirt.
Like I said --- it's just too bad he doesn't know of anyone that has scads of crochet (or maybe even a few knit) patterns for stuff like this.