Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
11460 Via Appia
Anchorage Alaska 99515-2905 USA

Riet's SSSR Dragonfly

Many thanks to Riet for preparing this dragonfly pattern for the online tatting class to practice the single shuttle split ring technique. See notes.

Libel, the Dragonfly

Split ring first half 10DS; leave ring partially open
Another split ring first half 10 DS; leave ring partially open
Tat normal ring of 10 DS and close ring completely.
Wrap second half of second split ring (in the manner of a split chain using a crochet hook to assist.)
Wrap second half of first split ring in same manner.

Left lower wing:
R 10 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 close ring. (10 picots)

Left upper wing:
R 3 + (join to last picot of lower ring) 3 + (join to next picot, etc.) 3 + 3 + 6 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 6 close ring.

The Head:
R 8----------------8 close ring. (-- is a verrrry large picot which will be cut later for the antennae.)

The right wing is the mirror image of the left side. When the right wing is complete, finish off. Clip the antennae and your dragonfly is ready to solo!

Riet invites comments to help her improve her pattern and diagrams and translation. Email: Riet Surtel Smeulders
Any questions? You are welcome to email me.
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