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Interlinked Cross
© Gillian Buchanan 2001
This idea was inspired by a pattern appearing in one of Kirsten and Inge
Nikolajsen's books which used two pairs of shuttles joining to one another. It
is not the Celtic tatting so popular just now.
MATERIALS

DMC Special Dentelles

4 Tatting Shuttles
SIZE
8.25 cm wide by 12.75 cm high

Wind 2 pairs SH, CTM. Label (if necessary) as
Pair 1
and
Pair 2
.

Start at the inner corner of the lower edge of the right hand arm of the cross.

Pair 1 SH1
R 5555, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH1
R 5+555, RW.

J Pair 2 by Pair 2 SH1 thread to centre P of 2nd R.

Pair 2 SH1
C 55, RW.

Pair 2 SH1
R 5+555, RW.

Pair 1 SH1
C 55+ to centre P of previous R, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH1
C 55, RW.

Pair 1 SH1
R 5+555, RW.

Pair 2 SH1
C 55+ (to centre P of previous R), do not RW.

Pair 2 SH1
C 55, RW.

Pair 2 SH1
R 5+555, do not RW.

Pair 2 SH1
R 5+555, RW.

Pair 2 SH1
C 5+5, RW.

Pair 2 SH1
R 5+555, do not RW.

Pair 2 SH1
R 5+555, RW.
Pair 1 SH1
C 55+ to free P of next R, do not RW.
Pair 1 SH1
C 32+ to P between 2 corner Rs, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH2
R 2+332, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH1
C 2+3+ to free P of next R, do not RW.
Pair 1 SH1
C 32, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH2
R 2+35, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH2
R 5+555, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH2
R 5+32, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH1
C2+3+ to free P of next R, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH2
R 2+332, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH1
C 2+3+ to free P of next R, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH1
C 55, RW.

Pair 1 SH1
R 5+555, RW.

Pair 2 SH1
C 5+5+ to central P of previous R, do not RW.

Pair 2 SH1
C 5+5, RW.

Pair 2 SH1
R 5+555, RW.

Pair 1 SH1
C 55+ to central P of previous R, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH1
C 55, RW.

Pair 1 SH1
R 5+555, do not RW.

Pair 1 SH1
R 5+555, RW.

Pair 2 SH1
C 5+5+ to free P of next R, do not RW.

Pair 2 SH1
C 32+ to P between 2 R, do not RW.

Pair 2 SH1
Drop loop of core thread for SCMR, C 2+3, do not RW.

Pair 2 SH2
R 55, do not RW.

Pair 2 SH1
C 32, cl. SCMR, do not RW.

Pair 2 SH1
C 2+3+ to free P of next R, do not RW.

Repeat from 6 four times in total. Join the tiny Rs at the centre as shown,
and lengthen the bottom arm so that there are 12 Rs from corner R to corner R.
J final Rs as shown in illustration.
