Today’s pattern is a quick and easy one; it’s quite similar to the first edging I ever attempted in tatting, although I think the added shoelace trick and second point of attachment improves it.
I also added a ruffle chain section, which I think improves it a tiny bit, but is totally optional.
- Ring 15ds, picot A, 3ds. small picot B; 12ds or (2 first-half single stitches, 2 second-half single stitches) x6 to make a ruffle section.
- Chain 3ds, join A of previous motif, 18ds.
- Pass needle through small picot B (or make whatever wrong-side join you like) and shoelace trick.
- Repeat from step 1.
I think the smaller you can make picot B while still being able to make the join (which for needle tatting just means you need to get the needle through it), the better, but it’s not tremendously important.