I have been frustrated by knitting and crocheting patterns for a long time. With all the dc’s, sc’s, and sl’s, reading one is like reading computer code. However, I have finally crocheted something from a pattern!
My success with crocheting led me to try again with another alluring art: tatting. In the past, I have been able to tat little rings and flowers, but nothing bigger. I took the challenge, found an easy YouTube pattern, and made this beautiful little snowflake.
It turns out that tatting is really pretty easy once you know what you are doing. I was able to make the following bookmark by looking at a photo, using only the basic stitch and the picot.
Just more evidence that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!