Simple Lock stitch Bracelet - Vicki Clarke
Vicki Clarke ?2018
R - ring
LCH- lock stitch chain, ? stitch flipped ? stitch unflipped
lj- lock join
Size 3 thread. Using larger or smaller thread is fine but you will need to alter the stitch count. Two colors preferred.
2 Tatting shuttles or needle
Left end begins with a ring. The lock stitch chains are tatted toward the right end of the bracelet. The right end has a mirror image ring which when closed leads to the next lock stitch chain continuing the pattern back and forth.
R1 5 - 2 - 2 clr mp
R2 3 5 - 2 - 2 mp
LCH 35 lj (join to the middle p of R1)
LCH 35 lj (join to the middle p of R2)
LCH 35 lj (join to the second p of R1)
LCH 35 tie to second p of R2. Finish ends.
Add clasp ends.
This bracelet works up very fast and would be a delightful surprise in any spring gift basket.
Lock stitch chain for the needle.
Wrap the first half stitch on the needle and slide it off.
Wrap the second half stitch (2hs)(using the needle itself) onto the ball thread which is held taut.
This technique allows the tatter to move from the inside of a motif to the outer row without cutting the thread.
An example of mock picot in position to aid a climb out process (marked in red.)
Note the mock picot in red which was used to climb out into second row of motif.
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