I apologise for the title of this snowflake but could not think of a name so late in the evening and wanted to get the pattern to you as soon as possible. Many thanks to all who have showed interest in it.
The reason for calling the snowflake 11.12.13 is because today is the last time this century that there will be three consecutive numbers.
Anyway it has been an evening of blood, sweat and tears trying to get the pattern written in an understandable form and Jane got cross with me - over the internet! I just can't understand why a pattern is so difficult to write down. Okay yes I should have written it in a better form when I first tatted it, but I just can't work like that.
11.12.13 SNOWFLAKE © Sally Kerson 2013
vsp Very small picot
RW Reverse work
DNRW do not reverse work
LCh Lock chain (first half made normally, second half wrapped)
SR Split ring
Lj Lock join
LBP Long beaded picot (for bugle bead)
+B add bead to picot
BBB Move 3 beads onto picot
MB Move bead from shuttle 2
T & C Tie and Cut
Materials required – 4 yards on Sh1 and 3 ½ yards on Sh2 wound CTM. Add 24 size 11 seed beads to shuttle 2. 6 more size 11 seed beads are added to picots and 6 bugle beads for long beaded picots plus 6 safety pins or paper clips for holding the picots.
R1: 4 p 2 vsp 4 LBP 4 vsp 2 p 4 Cl DNRW
R2: 4 +B (R1) 2 vsp 4 LBP 4 vsp 2 p 4 Cl DNRW
R3, R4 & R5 – repeat R2
SR6: 4 +B (R5) 2 vsp 4 LBP 4 / 4 +B (R1) 2 Cl RW
LCh * 11 vsp 1 RW
R7: 6 + (LBP) 6 Cl RW SS 3 bead around hand before starting
R8: 1 Lj (vsp on LCh) 7 BBB MB 7 vsp 1 Cl DNRW SS
Ch: 1 + (vsp R8)
LCh: 11 Lj (vsp on same inner R)
Ch: 2 Lj (vsp on next ring)**
Repeat from * to ** and Lj into the first Lch on R1 T & C