This heart design was one of the earlier ones that I made for the 25-motif Challenge. It came about when I was thinking of ways to use up the small balance of thread left in shuttles.
It is made up of several small daisies joined up together and arranged to from a heart shape.
The chart for making this heart is given below.
The stitch count for each ring in the daisy motif is R(3-4-4-3). Make five rings for each daisy.
The chains encircling the daisies form the heart shape. Each picot in the chains are separated by two double stitches. The number in the brackets shown in the chart refer to the number of picots for the respective segment of the chains. Begin the chain by joining the thread to the joining picot between two rings of the daisy in the middle -top.
This daisies in the heart can be made in one pass with split rings. The rings shown in green in the chart are where the split rings are. To make it this way, begin with the daisy in the centre of the heart. Then make the one on top of it followed by the right or left daisy, depending on which way you work it.
Updated on Sept 4, 2008
This is the split ring version that I have just finished tatting. There are slight differences in where I made the split rings compared to that shown in the chart above because I wanted to make full use of the two colours to highlight the design.