Betsy SnowflakeBetsy Snowflake

Betsy Evans
Charter Oak Designs
© 2004


This little snowflake is a sample of what you will find in my new book, Let It Snow, to be published soon.

ABBREVIATIONS
R: Ring Ch: Chain +: Join
CL: Close S/R: Split Ring -: picot

Two shuttles are required; non split ring tatters can start with one shuttle.

I have written the instructions so that it may be tatted either using split rings or not. When you get going on this one, you can make several in an evening. Happy tatting!

Round 1: Starting in the center, tat six rings all joined to each other: 4 + 6 - 6 + 4. CL.

Round 2 Note: I have worked this chain using 12 ds. I am a tight tatter. If you tat more loosely, feel free to reduce the numbers of ds. What you want here is a gentle arching of the chain. Don't tat so few ds that your 5 - 5 ring pulls out of alignment with the top of the round 1 rings.

Round 2: [non split ring tatters] R: 5 + 5 (attach to any picot on top of any ring from previous round),

Round 2 [split ring tatters]: S/R: 5 / 5. CL.

Round 2: everybody: ch 12
**Join to the picot where all the rings from round 1 are joined.

Ch 12

R: 5 + 5 (to picot at top of next ring from round 1.

Reverse your shuttles and work clover as follows:

R: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. CL.

R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. CL (join to last picot of previous ring)

R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3. CL (join to last picot of previous ring)

Ch 12***

(Split ring tatters):

Continue around the six point of the snowflake from ** to ***.
When you get back to the first ring of 5 - 5, work the clover as follows:
R: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. CL
Reverse work and tat R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. CL (with shuttle 2).
S/R: 3 + 3 - 3 / 3 + 3 - 3. CL.
This allows you to tie off at the top of the snowflake so it may be hung.

Tie your two threads together and press.

(Non split ring tatters):

Continue around the six point of the snowflake.
When you get back to the first ring of 5 - 5, work the clover as you have been working it.
Tie and cut. Bury your ends. Press.

Created on ... December 17, 2004