Hummingbird Pattern
designed by Kathy Lowe
tgatekeeper1@yahoo.com

Skills needed: Split ring, padded tatting

Abbreviations:
R: Ring
C: Chain
SR: split ring
S1: Shuttle 1
S2: Shuttle 2
+: join
sj: shuttle join
-: very small joining picot
= 1/8" tall picot
p: picot
btw: between
SS: switch shuttles
W: wing
B: Body
H: Head
N: join under core thread of adjacent chain

Colors: Green, Red, Yellow, Black

The original hummingbird was done in size 80 thread.
Rings have been numbered.  When refering to joining to a different section I.E. joining to ring 14 of the wing, it will be noted as (middle picot of WR14).


 

WING:  (2 shuttles)
Green

WR1: (S1)  4=4-4-4
C: 2-3
WR2: 4+ (last p of WR1) 3-3-4
C: 3
WR3: 5+(last p of WR2) 6-4-2. SS
WR4: (S2) 4=4=4=4. SS
C: (S1) 2
WR5: 2+(last p of WR3) 4+ (next p of WR3) 6-4-2
C: 3
WR6: 2+(last p of WR5) 4+(next p of WR5) 9-4-3
C: 1. SS
WR7: (S2) 4+(last p of WR4) 4=4=4. SS
C: (S1) 2
WR8: 2+(last p of WR6) 4+(next p of WR6) 12-4-4-3
C: 4
WR9: 2+(last p of WR8) 4+(next p of WR8) 4+(next p of WR8) 16-4-4-4-4
C: 1. SS
WR10: (S2) 4+(last p of WR7) 4-4-4. SS
C: (S1) 2
WR11: 4+(last p of WR9) 4+(next p of WR9) 4+(next p of WR9) 4+(next p of WR9) 22-4-4-4-4-4
C: 4
WR12: 2+ (last p of WR11) 4 +(next p of WR11) 4+(next p of WR11) 4+(next p of WR11) 4+(next p of WR11) 50. SS
C: (S2) 2 sj(1st p of WR10) 4 sj(2nd p ofWR10) 2
WR13: 4+(2nd p of WR7) 2=2
C: 4
WR14: 4+(2nd p of WR13) 4+ (2nd p of WR4)4=4
C: 6
WR15: 4+( last p of WR14)4=4=4
C: 6-2sj (last p of WR15) 1-6
WR16: 4+(middle p of WR15) 4+(1st p of WR4) 4+ (p of C btw WR1 & WR2) 4
C: 1=5
Join base of WR1
 

BODY:
Yellow
Done in 2 parts, outside and inside.

Outside (shuttle and ball)
BR1: 6-3-3
C: 5
BR2: 3+ (last p if BR1) 3-3-3
C: 3
BR3: 3+ (last p of BR2)3-3-3
C: 3
BR4: 4+(last p of BR3) 3-3-3
C: 4
BR5: 4+(last p of BR4)4-3-3
C: 5
BR6: 4+(last p of BR5)4-4-4
C: 6
BR7: 4+(last p of BR6)4-4-3
C: 6
BR8: 3+(last p of BR7)4-4-3
C:6
BR9: 2+(last p of BR8)4-4-3
C: 6
BR10:3+(last p of BR9)4-4-2
C:6
BR11: 2+(last p of BR10)4-4-3
C:6
BR12: 2+(last p of BR11)4-4-3
C: 6
BR13: 4+(last p of BR12)4-4-3
C: 5-5 sj (last p of BR13) 3-3
BR14: 4+(2nd p of BR13)4-4-4
C: 3-3
BR15: 4+(last p of BR14)4-4-4
C: 3-3
BR16: 4+(last p of BR15)4-4-4
C: 5-5 sj (last p of BR16) 6
BR17: 4+(2nd p of BR16)4-4-3
C: +(p of C btw p's of WR15) 2+(p of C btw WR15 & WR16) sj (last p of BR17) 3
BR18: 6+(2nd p of BR17)4-4-3
C: 2+(p of C bet WR16 &WR1) 3
BR19: 4+(last p of BR18)4-4-3
C: 2+(1st p of WR1) 2
BR20: 2+(last p of BR19)4-4-2
C: 2
BR21: 2+(last p of BR19)4-4-3
C: 2+(2nd p of WR1) 2
BR22: 4+(last p of BR21)4-4-4
C: 4+(2nd p of WR2) 3
BR23: 4+(last p of BR22)6+(middle p of BR3) 5-5
C: 5
BR24: 4+(last p of BR23)4+(middle p of BR2)6
C: 5 sj (1st p of BR1) 4=3
BR25: 3=3
C: 2=3
Join base of WR1

Inside (2 shuttles)
BR26: 4-4+(2nd p of BR 14) 4+(2nd p of BR12) 4
BSR27: 4+(2nd p of BR11) 1+(2nd p of BR10) 3/4-4
BSR28: 4+(2nd p of BR9) 3/4-4
BSR29 3+(2nd p of BR8) 3/3-3
BSR30: 2+(2nd p of BR7) 4+(2nd p of BR6) 2/4-4
BR31: 3+(2nd p of BR5) 4 +(2nd p of BR4) 1+(2nd p of BR22) 4+(2nd p of BR21) 2
BSR32: 5+(2nd p of BR20) 2/3+(last p of BR30) 2+(last p of BR29) 4
BSR33: 4+(2nd p of BR19) 4/4+(last p of BR28) 3+(last p of BR27) 3
BR34: 4+(2nd p of BR18) 5+(2nd p of BR15) 4+(last p of BR26) 4
Tie and cut
 

TAIL:
Green
Note: The tail is entirely a chain.  Use a needle as your shuttle to join under the core thread of the adjacent chain.  All picots join the opposite picot of the chain except where noted.

j to p of top C btw BR1 & BR25
4-4-4-4-4-4-8+4+4+4+4+4+1+(p of BR25)1-3N1-3N1-3N1-3N1-3N1-8+4+4+4+4+4+1+(P of BR25) 4 j to p of bottom C btw BR25 & BR1
Tie and Cut
 

HEAD:
Bottom portion: (Shuttle and Ball)
Red

HR1: 4-4-4-4
C: 3+( C btw BR16 & BR15) 3
HR2: 4+(last p of H1) 4-4-4
C: 3+( C btw BR14 & BR13) 3
HR3: 4+(last p of H2) 4-4-4
C: 5+(1st C of BR13) 4 sj (last p of HR3) 3
HR4: 2+(2nd p of H3) 4-3-3
C: 3
HR5: 2+(last p of H4) 4-3-3
C: 3
HR6: 2+(last p of H5) 2-2-2
C: 3 sj(last p of HR6) 1-2-2 sj (2nd p of HR6) 2-2 sj (2nd p of HR5) 3
HR7: 3+(2nd p of HR4) 3+(2nd p of HR2) 4-3
C: 1-3 sj (last p of HR7) 1-3 sj(2nd p of HR1) 1-3 sj(1st p of HR1) 1-3sj (p of 1st C of BR16) 5
Join base of HR1

Eye: (Shuttle only)
Black

R: 1-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1
tie and cut

Top portion: (shuttle and ball)
Green

HR8: 6-4-2
C: 2+ (C btw p's of HR1) 2
HR9: 2+(last p of HR8) 4-3+(p of eye) 2
C: 1+(p of C btw HR7 & HR1) 5+(p of 1st C after HR7) 2
HR10: 3+(skip 2 p's of eye, j next p) 1+ (next p of eye) 2-3-2
C: 2+ (p of C btw HR5 & HR6) 3
HR11: 2+(last p of HR10) 2-2-2
C: 1+(p of C btw 1st & 2nd p of HR6) 2-3 sj(last p of HR11) 3 sj (2nd p of HR11) 5
HR12: 4+(3rd p of HR 10) 2-2
C: 4
HR13: 3+(last p of HR12) 1+(next p of eye) 1+(next p of eye) 1-3
C: 4
HR14: 2+(last p of HR13) 2+(2nd p of HR9) 4
C: 7 sj (p of last C joining HR1) 3
Join base of HR8

Beak: (Shuttle and ball)
Black
Note: The beak is entirely a chain.
Threads are added along the core thread to increase the size of the beak as it gets closer to the head then are dropped as you work back along the length to the tip. You will be adding 5 extra threads along the core.
Joins are to the opposite picot of the beak

Abbreviations:
A: add a thread to the core
D: drop a thread from the core

4-2A2-2A2-2A2-2A2-2A2-4 sj (p of C after HR6) 2sj (p of C after HR11) 4+2D2+2D2+2D2+2D2+2D2+4
tie and cut