Tatting (Picots And Joins)
Start by pulling a long tail (10-15”) and starting a chain
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Make 3 whole stitches and pause
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Start another whole stitch and hold it a little above the others on the needle. Complete the whole stitch and slide it down the needle
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Continue making 3 whole stitches and then a picot. The stitch above the picot counts as a normal stitch!
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This is 3 whole stitches, a picot, 3, picot, 3, picot, 3 (also written as 3-3-3-3)
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Pull the tail yarn almost all the way through the needle to create the loop and then push the stitches off the needle to create the chain
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Start a ring and add picots!
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Push the stitches down the needle and catch the loop to create a ring
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Ring and chain with picots
Make another chain (with picots if you want)
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Pull through to complete the chain
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Twist the lace so it looks like a “w” with both chains curling up and the ring on top
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Start another ring. Pause after 3 whole stitches (right before you’d make a picot!)
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To join: pick up the picot from the adjacent ring onto the needle. Continue to make whole stitches after the join
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You can continue to add picots to the ring
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Joined!
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Close the ring by pulling through and catching the loop
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A joined ring notation: 3 whole stitches, join, 3, picot, 3, picot, 3. (3+3-3-3)
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