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How To Do A Split Ring In Shuttle Tatting Without Spider Or High-Five Method

If you have ever tried to do a split ring with shuttle tatting, but can’t seem to get the hang of it using the spider or high-five method, here is a video that shows you how to do a split ring without having to use either of those methods.

This particular method still does, like a normal split ring, require two shuttles. For this method, you do the stitches for the first half of the split ring the same way you normally would, utilizing “the flip” in the process.

Then, for the second half of the split ring, you turn the ring slightly and do the other half of the split ring stitches WITHOUT doing the flip. The stitches for the second half are also done in reverse…in other words, the second half stitches involves doing the first part of a double stitch “over,” and then the second part of the double stitch “under,” as you would do for back-side tatting when you do front-side/back-side tatting. Again, you don’t want to make the stitches “flip” for the second half, and should instead keep your ring of thread taught while doing these stitches.