Christmas Ball Ornament Cover

[Sorry no picture]

This is a simple tatted cover for glass ball ornament. It only requires rings and chains and is made up of very simple elements. You start with a simple "wreath" of joined rings seperated by chains, then add on a simple one-shuttle "zig-zag". The only tricky bit is working the last few rings while the cover is on the ornament.

My original was made using size 30 DMC Cordonnet Special (in color 960) over a 2 inch glass ball ornament.


Pattern

Abbreviations:
R   = ring
C   = chain
cl  = close ring
rw  = reverse work
-   = picot
p   = picot
+   = join 
sp  = leave a 1/4 ince space
sep = seperated
LR  = large ring
SR  = small ring

LOWER HALF

Round 1:
   R: 1 ds, 8 p sep by 2 ds, 1 ds, cl, cut and tie

Round 2:
   R: 4-4+(p of Round 1)4-4, cl, rw
  *C: 5-5, rw
   R: 4+(last p prev R)4+(next p of Round 1)4-4, cl, rw
   Repeat from * 4 more times, joining last to first R
   C: 5-5, cut and tie to first R

Round 3:
  SR: 4-4+(p on C of Round 2)4-4, cl, sp
  LR: 5-5-5-5, cl, rw, sp
 *SR: 4+(last p prev SR)8-4, cl, rw, sp
  LR: 5+(last p prev LR)5-5-5, cl, rw, sp
  SR: 4+(last p prev SR)r+(p on next C of Round 2)4-4, cl, rw, sp
  LR: 5+(last p prev LR)5-5-5, cl, rw, sp
  Repeat from * 6 more times, joining last 2 rings to first 2 rings.
  Cut and tie.


UPPER HALF

Round 1:
   R: 4-4-4-4, cl, rw
  *C: 5-5, rw
   R: 4+(last p prev R)4-4-4, cl, rw
   Repeat from * 4 more times, joining last to first R
   C: 5-5, cut and tie to first R

Round 3:
  SR: 4-4+(p on C of Round 2)4-4, cl, sp
  LR: 5-5+(free p on LR of Lower Half)5-5, cl, rw, sp
 *SR: 4+(last p prev SR)8-4, cl, rw, sp
  LR: 5+(last p prev LR)5+(free p on LR of Lower Half)5-5, cl, rw, sp
  SR: 4+(last p prev SR)r+(p on next C of Round 2)4-4, cl, rw, sp
  LR: 5+(last p prev LR)5+(free p on LR of Lower Half)5-5, cl, rw, sp
  Repeat from * 6 more times, joining last 2 rings to first 2 rings.
  You will need to slip the cover over your ornament when you have
  about 3-4 repeats and work the rest on the ornament.
  Cut and tie.

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