This necklace is a modified version of my Fleurette necklace.
You will need basic needle tatting experience easily learned in my other instructable including the double stitch(ds), picots(p), rings(r), chains(ch) and joining.
This design used size 10 crochet cotton and a size 5 tatting needle.
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Step 1: Josephine Knot
1.Make a ring of 3ds 1p 3ds 1p 3ds 1p 3ds. Close and reverse work
The Josephine knot is simply the first half of the double stitch repeated creating a spiral chain.
After every 10th stitch you will want to take the thread up and around the needle to maintain an even spiral.
For this design we will be making a Josephine knot chain of 60 stitches. Pull the thread through the needle as you would for a normal chain. Close and reverse work.
Step 2: Split Ring
Start the ring by tatting 4ds 1p 4ds. Then un-thread the needle and turn it around. You will now be tatting with the tail thread. Continue with 4ds 1 p 4ds.
Re-thread the needle and close the ring like a normal ring and reverse work.
Step 3: The Chain
Step 4: The Pendant
1. R 3ds 1p 3ds 1p 3ds 1p 3ds close rw
2. Ch 5ds 1p 5ds 1p 5ds close rw
3. R 3ds 1p 3ds join to center picot of last ring 3ds 1p 3ds close do not reverse
4. R 3ds 1p 3ds 1p 3ds 1p 3ds cl rw
5. Ch 10 cl rw
Step 5: Clover Motif
1.R 4ds join to center picot of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 4ds, close DO NOT reverse work
2. R 4ds join to last picot of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 4ds close DO NOT reverse work
3. R 4ds join to last picot of previous ring 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 2ds 1p 4ds close rw
Step 6: Finish Pendant
1. Ch 10 cl rw
2. R 3ds 1p 3ds join to last picot of previous ring 3ds 1p 3ds close DO NOT reverse work
3. R 3ds 1p 3ds 1p 3ds 1p 3ds cl rw
4. Ch 5 join to picot of opposite chain 5ds 1p 5 ds cl rw
5. R 3ds 1p 3ds join to center ring of previous ring 3ds 1p 3ds cl rw
Step 7: Second Chain & Done
Finish with a Ring of 4ds 1p 4ds 1p 4ds 1p 4ds close tie a double knot, cut and hide the ends in the last ring.
Press the finished piece with steam, then add whatever clasp you like to the ends using the picots to attach them.
You can now use these techniques to create any necklace design you like by changing the center motif or pendant section and varying the chains and split rings.