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Re: Help w/ Heart Pattern -- SCMR?
After the first 4 ds., carefully remove them from the needle. You can put a paper clip in the loop and snug the stitches up to the paperclip. You'll be putting your needle through the loop at the end, so don't lose it. Now unthread the needle. Cut the thread off the ball as described above. Thread the needle with that cut end. Now, put the needle right next to that 4th ds. Keep the gap as small as possible. Tat the ring using the ball thread that's now through the eye of the needle. Make the join after 4 ds. Tat the next 4. You now need to close the ring with the 8 stitches on the needle, snug it up. Unthread the needle, and rethread with the 1st core thread. Again, keeping the gap as small as possible, tat the last 4 stitches with the ball thread. You'r now going to close the second ring... remove the stitches, put the needle through where the paper clip was, close, tie, hide ends.
The key is to try to close the second ring in a manner that hides how the floating ring was constructed. There will be a small gap which looks like a picot join.