I am delighted with the way this little rose motif turned out.
The original pattern (in Christmas Angels and Other Tatting Patterns by Monica Hahn) surrounded the rose with plain rings connected by chain loops, and it just didn’t seem worthy of the beautiful rose center. So I tatted green clovers to encircle it instead.
I think it’s the prettiest motif I’ve done so far!
I’m including a photo of the original pattern so you can see the difference.
I still have to do a couple more motifs to finish the framed wall tatting display that I am working on.