I am taking my cue from my fourteen month old grandson's lexicon.... These are a few of his very first intelligible words! And I am asking you tatter "guys" for your help!
This is Jon's pattern, which I have done to practice the covered ring. I added the necessary picots and then went on with the rest of the snowflake that she did in the original snowflake pattern.
I did this more leggy version instead of the more compact one, because I didn't know how to add the rings directly - without turning the thing upside sown and adding the ring at the picot side. I added the chains first - Could I have added the ring directly? Am I making sense? I want the join to be at the ring, not in the air. Do I just do a shuttle join and carry on?
Should anyone be tatting this, be aware that it takes a fair amount of thread. I was using the larger-than-Clover, Lacis, SewMate shuttle and this is all I had left on the shuttle-shuttle. There was more of course on the ball-shuttle, but not much more.