The Christmas Heart pattern by Anne Bruvold had me stumped. I know I started and restarted about 9 times before finally finishing one.
As it is, I'm sure I didn't do the SCMR part right.
I looked at the picture and to me it looked like the chains crossed there, so I did a chain of 8 ds, joined with the other rings at the bottom, another chain of 8 ds, undid the thread from the needle, and cut it from the ball, then wrapped the 2nd chain around the 1st one before continuing with the 2 ds chain, then the last ring and chain.
I know this isn't the right way. My method sounds odd, and looks a tad odd too - but got me past that part finally.
The directions say: SCMR: 4(R:4+4)4
and it's in red, so I know that in regular tatting that would mean use a different shuttle.
What should I have done? HELP. I was thinking that I would make hearts for Valentine's day, but now I'm reconsidering. Thanks a bunch.