Thursday, December 27, 2012

How to Tat 'Chain Maille'

Tat a ring. This one is 10-10, but actually it would be better to use a ring without picots.

Before closing the ring, pass the shuttle upwards through the ring.
Pull to close the ring.
The ring should look like this.

Take the shuttle thread behind the thread over the hand to make the next ring. It should look this the picture above, not like the picture below.

In the picture above, the shuttle thread passes in front of the thread over the hand. The rings won't intersect.
Leave a  small space at the base of the first ring before starting the next ring.

Tat the same number of ds as before and pass the shuttle up through the ring before closing. Continue in this way to create a line of interlocking rings.


  1. Thanks for the Tute. Makes it easier to visualize.

  2. This is an amazing technique and tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing it!

    1. It took me such a long time to grasp, I hope this will help someone else get to it more quickly!