These are left handed tatting instructions.
If you are right handed and want to see right handed instructions, click here.
The second half is similar, but you pass the shuttle over the thread between your right index and middle fingers.
Do not drape the thread over the back of your left hand this time.
Pass the shuttle over and then under the thread between your right index and middle fingers.
Pull the shuttle back through the loop that naturally falls in front of your right hand.
Pull the shuttle thread taut slowly while lesening the tension on your right middle finger to get the knot to transfer.
You have now completed a basic tatting stitch
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and then closing the ring.
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