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This project was made from an independent Craftsy designer's pattern:

Pointed Snowflake With Double Picots »
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Category Other
Style Traditional, Holiday, Classic
Marilee Rockley on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Lizbeth thread.

Marilee Rockley on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I tatted these in size 40 thread, which is a little smaller than my "comfort zone".

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Here's the pattern for the pointed snowflake with double picots. It's made using one shuttle and the ball thread. Wind 2 yards onto the shuttle, leaving a continuous thread between shuttle and ball. Start with a self-closing mock ring (a chain with a large loop left at the beginning): 3 --3 - 3 -- 3 - 3 -- 3 - 3 -- 3 - 3 -- 3 - 3 -- 3. Put shuttle though the loop at the beginning, and close the mock ring. Lock stitch to form 6th small picot. * Ch 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. Do not reverse work. R 4, very large picot (about an inch or more when open), 2, join into the picot to form double picot, 4, close ring. Do not reverse work. Ch 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. Lock join to next small picot of mock ring. Continue in same manner from * until you have all 6 points of the snowflake.

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Lovely Marilee....the one in the back is my fav! TFS!!!!

11/21/2012 Flag

Tout en finesse. Trs beau.

11/21/2012 Flag

i love snow flakes love do this how do you it please let me know thank you

12/05/2012 Flag

Thanks! The larger snowflake is a pattern included in the Shuttle Tatting Course here on Craftsy. You need to be signed up for the Shuttle Tatting Course to get the patterns that are included as part of the course. But the pattern for the small snowflake is printed above.

12/05/2012 Flag

I love this snowflake but having no luck making the double picot. Can you give me more help making this work? ksusiQ

12/13/2012 Flag

Join to near the middle of the large picot, in the same way that you join to any picot on a ring. Then, you will see the small picot formed as a result of joining into the large picot. You can adjust the sizes of the 2 parts of the double picot by gently pulling on it. Tat-Man has made a video showing the double picot technique on YouTube: http://youtu.be/olXBh_LPN4Y

12/13/2012 Flag

Thanks for adding the link, just tried it and got it to work. Looking forward to using this stitch on future projects.

12/21/2012 Flag

Thank you for having me watch the Tat-Man video showing me the double picot. I tried it and each time it got better. By the third try, I had it perfect. He did it slowly enough I could do it right along with him. Thank you again for such a lovely snowflake. I am feeling so much more comfortable with trying more difficult tatting patterns than I ever had before. I am self taught and have been good with 2 shuttles but not with some new stitches like the double picot. Once I am shown, I usually have the grasp of the technique. I really have enjoyed your class and would love more snowflakes. They were a big hit with my friends in their Christms cards. I made a lot of your first one. I did mine in #50 & #40 which is a stretch for me because I do most things in #80. ksusiQ

12/23/2012 Flag

Glad to hear that! I hope you'll post some photos of your work.

12/24/2012 Flag