I decided to make this pretty doily for my sister, from the Anchor “learn to tat” book.
It is not the normal round shape, which I find appealing. It is also pretty simple rings and chains, but I have been putting off making it as there are so many “cut and tie” endings to each row (17 rows in all). I thought it would be a good opportunity to relearn split chains (my only previous attempt of these have been for the tardis pattern). So I have been watching ‘top tatty head’ (Linda Davies you tube) and practising the split chain to climb poor of the last couple of rows. I am pleased to report I am getting better at them and can almost do them without the video by my side! I do have to think through each row, as I am starting at a slightly different point to the instructions, but so far so good.
Until next time, happy tatting.