“A ROSE by any other name would smell as sweet.”
Zipper Pull, Scissor Fob, Tatting Bag Tag, Keychains….
My grandchildren have these on all their
diaper bags, jackets, lunchboxes and backpacks!
Wind thread CTM on two shuttles. (Use 1 foot of DMC 5 (the kind that is a skein) thread on each shuttle for every ring —example PATRICIA is 9 rings, 9 feet of thread on each shuttle.) You will need a crochet hook (I recommend size 10 or smaller.)
Ring 1: 1ds small picot 13ds small picot 1ds Close Ring.
Each additional ring is a SPLIT RING like this:
*Split Ring: 1 DS add bead join to picot 8 DS small picot 1 DS / 1 DS join to picot 8 DS, small picot, 1 DS use shuttle 1 to finish adding bead to ring and close ring.
I use this method for adding beads: http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/AddBeadCentreRMethod2.pdf
Make sure you are adding the bead to the thread that goes around your hand, not the working shuttle thread! I use the large coil-less safety pins (2 ¼ inch) found in the jewelry department of Hobby Lobby for holding the beads. (They leave a large enough space to put a hook into when removed.)
*Repeat until you have only one ring left.
Last Split Ring: 1 DS add bead join to picot 9DS / 1 DS join to picot 9 DS using shuttle 1 to finish adding bead to ring and close ring. Tie charm on with square knot.
Add 2-3 lengths of leftover thread from your shuttle and tie in an overhand knot. Trim.
** Bead sizes vary—you may have to adjust the pattern by adding or subtracting a stitch on each side of the split rings because of different bead sizes.
By Patricia Lyn Cobb
I used to purchase all my DMC 5 skeins of thread at Hobby Lobby--but they no longer carry this brand. I now get this thread from Tatting Corner. To see their DMC 5 threads CLICK HERE