31 Mar 2013

Free Instructions for Split Ring Beaded Tatted Edging

I assume you are familiar with split ring tatting.

Since it's split ring tatting, we obviously need to wind two tatting shuttles. Load the thread of one shuttle with the required number of beads if you want beads only on one side of the edging, and both shuttles if you want the beads on both edges.


Step 1: With Shuttle 1, ring of 5 ds, 5 p sep by 5 ds,  5 ds close ring.
Step 2: With shuttle 1, ring of 5 ds, join to the last picot of the 1st ring, 5 ds, 3 p sep by 1 ds, 5 ds, p, 5 ds close ring. If you want beads in your picots, place the required number of beads in your ring.
Step 3: With shuttle 2, push 1 bead into the ring and 5 ds, join to the 1 st picot of the 1st ring, 5 ds, p,ds, beaded picot, ds, p, 5ds, p, 5ds close ring.
Step 4: Split ring of 5 ds, join to the last p of the 3rd ring, 5 ds, p, 5ds/ 5ds, join to the 3rd p of the 2nd ring, 5 ds, p, 5ds, close ring.
Step 5: Split ring of 5ds, 2 p sep by 5ds, 5ds/  5ds, 2 p sep by 5ds, 5ds, close ring.
Step 6 to end: Rep from step 2