Alright, Here is the initial pattern for "Journey" I named it that because I made it while on the road back and forth to the hospital :) I normally only use numbers and charts, so it is hard for me to write actual written charts, though I can follow them, writing is another story. Here is the hand drawn chart, and my attempt at a written chart, please anyone who wants to make, feel free, and I hope the written instructions are clear, feel free to help me if they aren't.
Mouse over and click to bring up larger picture, I made them large enough to see detailed number info :) much easier to read.
I wrote the pattern so the first 2 rows, the red/green row and the yellow row can be done without cutting thread.
However, if you find ending the first row in the middle of the beginning chain a pain as I sometimes do, please, start the pattern at the first scr, I will indicate in written pattern, and then start second row after cutting threads.
ch - chain
scr - self closing ring
p - picot
jp - joining picot
rjp - reverse joining picot
rp - reverse picot
dp - decorative picot
rw - reverse work
*Requires 2 Shuttles in either same or contrasting colors, your choice*
Start with small picot for tying off at end, or how ever you finish and climb to next row.
1. ch 9, p, 3, small rjp. rw.
2. scr- 8, p, 8
3. ch 3, jp, 9, p, 9, p, 3, rw
4. jp, scr- 8, p, 8
continue around until all 6 rings are completed, joining the last ring in your reverse picot of the first ring.
if you are not starting with the chain, but cutting threads and starting with a ring, begin with number 2 and continue around, finishing off, then cutting your threads and pick a picot anywhere to begin row 2, tying on new threads.
1. ch 3, p, 4, p, 3, rw
2. scr - 5, dp, 4, p, 5
3. ch 3, p, 4, p, 3, rw
4. scr - 5, jp, 4, dp, 5
5. ch 3, p, 4, p, 3, jp and continue around.
Here is where you can stop, so it looks like the one in my previous post, or you can add the border, which is what I am doing in most of mine, I like it both ways, but the pattern I intended to have with the border and really does give a finishing touch.
Pick a picot anywhere and tie on thread
1. ch 8, dp, 8, skip 2 picots and jp in 3rd,
2. ch 6, dp, 6, skip 2 picots and jp in 3rd, continue this way until motif is completed.