Each of the group of four rings in the photo above are made up of a mock ring with a trefoil sitting on it. The use of mock rings also created the pointed arches in the chains holding the mock rings.
Round 3 (photo above) also utilises mock rings but, unlike Round 2, the mock rings are on the reverse side of the chains. This is something that I had not used or made before and I find it rather interesting in terms of a designing process.
In this pattern, Mary Konior used the lock join method of creating the mock rings. I have used the self-closing mock ring (SCMR) instead for mine. I have explained the two methods early in my blog, https://tatsaway.blogspot.com/2008/05/how-to-make-mock-ring.html
A tip on how to close big rings
Round 3 contains big rings, each with 30 double stitches in it. Here is a tip on how to close big rings so that the double stitches are snugged up evenly all round.
When all the double stitches are made, I snug up the double stitches on the left side of the ring by slightly pulling the core thread. Then, I bring the beginning and the the end of the ring close together and pinch the double stitches between my thumb and my index finger. Once secured, I pull the shuttle thread slowly to close the ring.
Doing it this way ensures the the double stitches will remain flat and not twisted as the ring is closed.