Leap Year Feb 29 - Ruth's Red Heart
Copyright 2005 Ruth Perry
One shuttle and ball thread CTM
This heart is similar to the little red mat pattern. The inside of the heart is just one shuttle, while the outside row requires shuttle and ball thread.
One shuttle and ball CTM
RingA ( 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 ) turn
RingB ( 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 )
RingC ( 3 - 5 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 3 ) this is the only ring with a different stitch count
RingD ( 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 ) turn
Continue tatting around the inside of the heart following the single thread path (in gray) and the rings. Refer to the diagram for joining.
RingZ is a split ring ( 3 + 3 / 3 + 3 )
Chain 6 - 6 join as shown
Continue around the outside of the heart as shown. Optional beads, more decorative picots, or joining to every ring with half as many stitches between around the outside of the heart.