Step 3: Body around Hourglass

Picture of Body around Hourglass
The body is one big ring tatted around the hourglass.

Tat 3 double stitches and loop through, when you are looking down at it, the bottom left picot.

Tat 10 more double stitches and connect to the top left picot. You would have to pull the needle through to do this. Make sure to not pull your thread tight. As you can see in the second picture, leave the loop of the ring open so you can close your ring after tatting and connecting the body.

Putting your needle next to the end of the 10 double stitches, tat 6 double stitches. Close to the next picot going around the hourglass, the top right.

Tat 10 double stitches and attach to the last remaining picot.

Tat your last 3 double stitches and put your needle through the loop you left open, closing the ring. Pull it tight and the body should circle nicely. Knot.