I have seen many examples of people tatting around ornaments and I wanted to give it a try myself. So this is my first attempt and I plan on getting started sooner next Christmas and having many more fun tatted ornament designs.
Also, this is a different tatted snowflake than my other one. I am not sure how well the other snowflake would work on an ornament.
For this project you need:
Cross Stitch Needle
Step 1: Starting the Snowflake
To start your snowflake you are going to make the middle section.
1. R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 cl. k
2. Working right next to the previous ring, R 3 connect to last picot of last ring 3 - 3 - 3
3. Repeat 2 until you have 5 rings.
4. R 3 connect to last picot of last ring 3 - 3
Option 1 It is difficult, but if you can, after you tat those last 3 double stitches, connect to the first picot of the first ring. It will look funny like in Picture 5, but it is possible. Then tat 3 more and finish the ring.
Option 2 after finishing the last 3 stitches, pull off your stitches while not allowing the ring to close (Picture 6 and 7), connect to the first picot of the first ring and tat 3 more stitches and finish the ring.
At this point the last ring will still be spaced away from the first ring and you want it to be all nice and tight so take your needle and thread it through the bottom of the first ring (Picture 8) and then knot it to make the center nice and tight.