One of a collection of tatted choker patterns I designed based on a daisy motif, this is a simple choker necklace made with smaller motifs tatted together and long chains added to complete the look.

Step 1: What You'll Need

You will need:
-Size 10 cotton thread in your choice of colors, I used black.

-Size 5 tatting needle or shuttle if you prefer


-Small steel crochet hook for joins (optional)

-Clasp and split rings

You will also need basic tatting knowledge that can be acquired with my other beginning instructables.

<p>Sorry for what may be a dumb question, but I am a beginner and need some clarification. Are all the centers of the smaller daisies made separately and than joined on the 2nd round? It looks as if they each have to be tied and ends hidden before a second one can be ended. Also in the past videos I have watched, after a chain in made you usually RW and tie. A join has been on the left. These joins are made on the right and than tied?</p>
You can tie off the centers or you can make the last picot a mock picot by tying the threads together at the same length as the other picots and then continue the next round from there, which is what I do.<br>I'm not quite sure what you're referring to as joins on the left or right, but as far as these chains are concerned, you tie without reversing and continue working around the daisy in the same direction.<br>
<p>How much thread should I allow as a tail? love, love love this pattern</p>
Thank you! I've never measured the length of my tails, I usually just play it by ear. Since the piece is made from smaller motifs you shouldn't need much for each section, maybe start with a foot for a daisy and then adjust to the right amount for the next one. You'll need a bit longer for the 'chain' portions, just guesstimate about how long they'll need to be and that should get you there.<br>Sorry I couldn't give a clearer answer.
Thanks so much for the quick response. I am going to try this choker as my first written instruction needle tatting project. So far have just been making things from youtube. Most of the projects there were for beginners, and although I am a beginner I want to know so much more, especially how to read instructions for more complex projects and also how to make patterns smaller or larger without disrubting the proportions. So much to learn, but so much fun. I love all your projects and will attempt them all. Thanks again
<p>thank you for all of your amazingly understandable directions and the beautiful designs that you share! I'm a lefty and tried for months to learn needle tatting. I eventually gave up and started crocheting again until I stumbled across your tutorials. I have learned needle tatting right handed and I'm addicted to your tutorials! Girl you rock at this and you share and teach others to make beautiful treasures as well, I can't praise you enough! Oh and because of you, I was able to teach my 5 year old daughter the Josephine chain and she is making bracelets for everyone using all my thread lol. And her 10 year old brother decided he had to learn too so now they argue over who gets my 3 gauge needle first instead of video games! I love to see these types of hand crafts passed down to the next generation, so I'll be getting another set of needles today as an after school surprise for my little ones. Thank you so much!</p>
<p>I have a question. On Step 2, on this part:</p><p>Chains(ch) are 5ds 1p 4ds 1 long picot(lp) 1ds join</p><p>I'm wondering if I should be tying off the ends of each chain after the join? I'm used to tying off after ending every chain and ring, but I'm not sure in this case, as it's not explicitly stated... thank you for any clarification! :)</p>
Yes, I tie every time I join a chain to a picot.
Great, thank you for the quick reply! And for posting this beautiful pattern! :)
Very talented work thanks for sharing
<p>I'm really excited to try making this pattern! :D</p>
<p>Very sexy :-) Nice work ! Now I just need to convince the GF to make and wear one :-)</p>
<p>Been wanting to make this one for a long time! Thanks :D</p>

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