SUPERBOWL SNOWFLAKE©

by Susan Phillipo, June 2000

KEY:

 

R = ring

C = chain

SR = split ring

CL = close ring

RW = reverse work

B or b = bead

P or p = picot

- = picot

+ or J = join

^ = reverse picot

# = number of double stitches (DS or ds) or beads (B)

#/# = # beads on knotting thread / # beads on shuttle thread

Requires 1 tatting shuttle. String beads onto ball thread and wind onto shuttle (keeping ˝ the beads on the ball thread).

1st CLOVERLEAF & CROWN MOTIF:

R1 (requires 3 beads on knotting (ring) thread): 3ds; 3B separated by 1ds; 2ds; P; 3ds; P; 3ds; CL.

R2 (requires 5 beads on knotting (ring) thread): 4ds; J; 2ds; 1B; 2ds; P; 2ds; 3/1B; 2ds; P; 2ds; 1B; 2ds; P; 4ds; CL.

R3 (requires 3 beads on knotting (ring) thread): 3ds; J; 3ds; P; 2ds; 3B separated by 1ds; 3ds; CL; RW.

C1: 5ds; P; 2ds; 3/3B; 2ds; 3/3B; 2ds; 3/1B; 2ds; 3/3B; 2ds; 3/3B; 2ds; P; 5ds; RW.

2nd CLOVERLEAF & CROWN MOTIF:

R4 (requires 3 beads on knotting (ring) thread): 3ds; 3B separated by 1ds; 2ds; J; 3ds; P; 3ds; CL.

R5 (requires 5 beads on knotting (ring) thread): 4ds; J; 2ds; 1B; 2ds; J; 2ds; 3/1B; 2ds; P; 2ds; 1B; 2ds; P; 4ds; CL.

R6 (requires 3 beads on knotting (ring) thread): 3ds; J; 3ds; P; 2ds; 3B separated by 1ds; 3ds; CL; RW.

C2: 5ds; J; 2ds; 3/3B; 2ds; 3/3B; 2ds; 3/1B; 2ds; 3/3B; 2ds; 3/3B; 2ds; P; 5ds; RW

 

Repeat ‘2nd Cloverleaf & Crown motif’ 4 more times (for a total of 6 Cloverleaf &Crown motifs). NOTE: substitute joins in place of picots for the last repetition. In one of the Crown chains, you may substitute an ‘O’ ring for the center bead to use as a hanger.