To all my tatting friends:
Happy International Tatting Day!
Take some time and share your tatting knowledge with someone.
I went to the Atelier website and decided to share a pattern I've used for years to introduce folks to interlocking chain rings:
Interlocking Chain Ring Celtic Butterfly~ Thread needle and begin, working off the ball. R9 then do 7 graduated picots, 9 cl. Place the needle through the R you just made and ChR7 then do 5 graduated picots, 7 cl. Repeat the ChR you just did, placing the needle through the ChR. Then ChR 9, do 7 graduated picots 9, cl. Tie thread ends together and cut. Leave about an inch or so to pull through the picots of the first & last ChR to form the antennae if you wish.
For more detail on how to do Interlocking Chain Rings, please refer to the image tutorial I put up on the blog.
Enjoy your day!