Playing with a Pattern

As already mentioned, I consider how to rearrange stitches so that a new pattern is created every time I stitch a pattern.
I take graph paper and lightly sketch my ideas to see the possibility of creating a new pattern.
This was my process while working on filling pattern No. 481.

First I made a variation of this pattern by establishing another Limet grid by cutting 1 and leaving only 2. This made the single pattern element narrower and the overall pattern smaller.

But also the distance between single pattern elements (or vertical rows of elements) can be adjusted

or hearts of different sizes can be combined.


or squared patterns can be created by combining the hearts with other stitches, such as Satin stitch bars shown here.

The single elements can be turned – to the left, to the right (here the stitches for the remaining sections are thus far missing, perhaps the diagonally worked Röserich [see Stars] would be fine)

or upside down.

Four hearts can be combined to form a blossom

The center can be filled in different ways:
a. with one Rose stitch

b. with a variation of four Rose stitches

c. or with four Rose stitches.

Such blossoms arranged closely together establish a nice pattern.

The same blossoms can be worked in a Rose stitch grid.

The single hearts can also be turned with the points meeting in the center.

Here they are surrounded with Rose stitches.

As seen, with a little bit of imagination and some trial and error one can easily create new patterns.

In summary, the following are ways one can play with patterns:
changing the direction of single pattern elements
combining pattern elements with other stitches
using different grids
using different thread weights
filling blank spaces differently

  1. Beautiful Luzine!
    You the best creating patterns and showing them in such a way they look so easy to do!
    Thanks for all you teach
    xx méri

    • Thank you for the compliment, Méri!
      Fortunately nature has given me this gift of creating new patterns. So I can share my developments with others.

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