Two shuttles, size 12 perle cotton
Glass bell ornament
Row l Two shuttles
Ch 5-3-3-5 + (join to p in LR w/ sk) SS
R5+( to 3rd p of prev. R)3-3-5.
R5+( to 3rd p of prev. R) 3-3-5. SS
S1 continue chain Ch 5-3-3-5 join to base of LR RW
Ch 5-3-3-5 RW
LR 12-12. Turn ring down but leave tatting upright
Ch 5-3+ (to center p in adjacent chain) 3-5 + (to p in LR) SS*
Continue working pattern between *'s until it fits snugly around bell. (My bell has 11 pattern repeats but your tatting can have more or less)
All chain row, shuttle and ball (for continuous thread, tie on about 15" from ball onto shuttle thread.)
Join to any center p of previous row.
Ch 6-3-3-6+ (to next p around)
Row 3 R5-5. R5-5. RW
*Ch 3-3+ (to center p of prev. row)3-3
R5+ (to p of prev. R) 5. R 5-5. RW*
Continue pattern between *'s joining last Ring to p of very first ring, then Ch 3-3+3-3. Cut and tie to base of first Ring.
Row 4 R5+ ( to joined p in any group of two) 5. R 5+ (to next group of two) 5.
*Ch 3-3-3-3 RW
R5+ ( j to same p forming group of 4) 5. R5+ (to next group of 2) 5. RW * Continue between *'s around, joining last ring to first group of three, ch 3-3-3-3. Cut and tie to base of first ring.
Bottom: Shuttle only, tucking in end, R 2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1 (or # of
patterns formed) close ring leaving 18"
thread attached for lacing bottom. Join with sk into first p and lace
bottom. ( Larger bottom R 3-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-1 ) Note: bottom lacing holds
tatting in place. Top lacing not
Top: Ball & Shuttle
R3-3-3-3. RW *Ch 2-2 RW R3+(to 3rd p of prev. R) 3-3-3. RW* Continue around
joining last ring to first
ring, form ending chain leaving 20" thread for lacing, tie to base of 1st ring.
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