the Queen Mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth


Commemorative crown; click to see larger.

Queen Mom memorial crown

Designed and tatted by Gale Marshall, © 2002


Created in honour of Elizabeth, the Queen mom, who passed away March 30, 2002 at the age of 101. She was a wonderful lady and we will never forget her passion for life, compassion for others and a boundless joy of living.

A similar, non beaded and multi part version, more suitable for a novice tatter (or those who prefer non beaded tatting) was designed by Mary Williams and appeared in the RoT newsletter in the early '70s and in the ROT Tatting 2000.

My inspiration for this crown, and a few others I have designed but not proofed, came from a book called "Crowns and Coronets" published years ago (it was my Mom's book, and the cover is gone).



ABBREVIATIONS DESCRIPTION TOTAL QUANTITY
CC Clear 3mm crystal 12
ED Emerald Droplet beads 4
GD Garnet/Droplet beads 16
RB Red seed bead, size 10/0 14
SD Sapphire Droplet bead 7
SLB Silver lined crystal bead, size 10/0 71

PATTERN ABBREVIATIONS
sm- small picot PB+ Beaded Picot join
= picot that will be used for a bead join; make sure it's the right size.
B-B picot with 2 beads with space available for join



Materials:
  • 2 shuttles, continuously wound
  • size 30 thread
  • beads as detailed above
  • Bead Loader© or other bead loading tool.
click for a full size diagram you can print out.

Click to enlarge for printing.

Load beads onto Bead Loader© in this order (note: reverse order if loading directly onto thread tail)

10 SLB, 1 CC, 1 SLB, 1 CC, 2 SLB, 2 CC, 2 SLB, 1 CC, 1 SLB, 1 CC, 16 SLB and load these onto the thread tail and along thread.

Load thread onto shuttle 1, the ring shuttle, spacing them in groups of the last 10 SLB, everything but the first group of 16 SLB, and then that first group.

Pull off 9 or 10 armlenghts of thread for the second shuttle (this is for size 30 thread and an Aero/Inox shuttle) and cut from ball.

Load beads onto Bead Loader© in this order (note: reverse order if loading directly onto thread tail)

6 SLB, 9 RB, 6 SLB, 1 ED, 1 SD, 2 ED, 1 SD, 1 ED, 5 SD.

Reserve balance of beads for beaded picot joins.
The letter in (brackets) indicate the position on the visual pattern.


(A)
R: 10 - 7 = 8
Ch: - 7 - 12

R: 10 PB+(with CC) 7 sm- 8
Load 1 SLB onto hand loop
R: 8 + 7 B 7 sm- 8
R: 8 + 7 = 10
slide SD up to chain
Ch: 12 - 7

R: 8 PB+(with CC) 7 = 8
slide SD up to chain
Ch: 5 - 5

Load 2 SLB onto hand loop
R: 8 PB+(with CC) 4 B-B 4 = 8
slide SD up to chain
Ch: 5 - 5

R: 8 PB+(with CC) 7 = 8
slide SD up to chain
ch: 7 - 12

R: 10 PB+(with CC) 7 sm- 8
Load SLB onto hand loop
R: 8 + 7 B 7 sm- 8
(B)
R: 8 + 7 = 10
slide SD up to chain

Ch: 12 - 7 LS
rw
- 7 = 7 + ED 7 = 7 = 7 + SD 7 = 7 = 7 + ED 7 = 7 = 7 + ED 7 = 7 = 7 + SD 7 = 7 = 7 + ED 7 = 7 LS+(to p at beg of ch.)
rw
18

(C)
Load 1 SLB in hand loop R: 5 B 5 PB+(with SLB) 5 -5
* Ch: 4 - 4
R: 5 PB+(with SLB) 5 PB+(with SLB) 5 - 5 *
Repeat * to * 9 times (to last picot on chain)

(D)
Load 1 SLB in hand loop
R: 5 PB+(with SLB) 5 PB+(with SLB) 5 B 5
Ch: 18 +(to LS)

(E)
SR: 8 PB+(with CC) 7 / 10
Note: Load SLB in each hand loop and on chain unless otherwise advised.
(F)
SR: 5 B 5 = 5 / 5
Ch: 4 B 4

R: 5 PB+(with GD) 5 B 5 = 5
Ch: 5 B 5

R: 4 PB+(with GD) 4 B 4 = 4
Ch: 5 B 5

R: 4 PB+(with GD) 4 B 4 = 4
Ch: 5 B 5

R: 5 PB+(with GD) 5 B 5 = 5
Ch: 6 B 6

R: 5 PB+(with GD) 5 B 5 = 5
Ch: 5 B 5

R: 4 PB+(with GD) 4 B 4 = 4
Ch: 5 - 4

R: 4 PB+(with GD) 4 B 4 = 4
Ch: 4 - 4

(G)
SR: 4 PB+(with GD) 4 B 2 / 4 - 2
(H)
SR: 2 B 5 = 5 / 3 - 5
Bring up CC

(I)
R: 5 PB+(with SLB) 5 B 5 = 5
Bring up CC

Load 2 SLB on hand loop
R: 4 PB+(with SLB) 5 B 5 B 4
Bring up CC
Join between 2 beads on picot of 1st row ring.
Bring up CC

Load 2 SLB on hand loop
R: 4 B 5 B 5 = 4
Bring up CC

R: 5 PB+(with SLB) 5 B 5 = 5
CC

(J)
R: 5 PB+(with SLB) 5 B 2 - 5 - 3

(K)
SR: 3 +(to J) 3 / 3 +(to H) 3 +(to G) 5 = 5

(L)
SR: 2 +(to J) 2 B 2 = 4 / 4
Ch: 4

(M)
SCMR: 5 PB+(with RB to K) 5 RB+(to ch opposite) 8
[R: 5 RB 5 PB+(with RB to ch opposite) 5 RB 4 = 4] 1
[R: 4 PB+(with RB to prev R) 3 RB 3 RB 3 RB 3 RB 3 RB 3 = 4] 1
[R: 4 PB+(with RB to prev R) 4 RB 5 = 5 RB 5 ] 8
Ch: 4
(N)
Note: Load SLB in each hand loop and on chain unless otherwise advised.
R: 4 PB+(with GD) 4 SLB 4 - 4
Ch: 4 PB+(with RB to SCMR) 5

(O)
R: 4 PB+(with GD) 4 B 4 = 4
Ch: 5 B 5

R: 5 PB+(with GD) 5 B 5 = 5
Ch: 6 B 6

R: 5 PB+(with GD) 5 B 5 = 5
Ch: 5 B 5

R: 4 PB+(with GD) 4 B 4 = 4
Ch: 5 B 5

R: 4 PB+(with GD) 4 B 4 = 4
Ch: 5 B 5

R: 5 PB+(with GD) 5 B 5 = 5
Ch: 4 B 4
(P)
R: 5 PB+(with GD) 5 B 5 +(to ring A) 5

Cut and tie. Hide ends.

The Glamis Thistle; Glamis is where the Queen Mom came from.
Glamis Thistle, originating from the Queen Mom's birthplace.