Here are the snowflakes used in the Christmas Tree Skirt. All of the snowflakes are tatted with #20 Lizbeth white thread.
These 2 are from "Festive Snowflakes & Ornaments" edited by Barbara Foster.
The top one is Snowflake 4 and
the bottom is Snowflake 6.
These 4 are the main ones because they tat up very quickly.
The top left is Randy Houtz Motif 2 in his book, "Tatting the Self-Closing Mock Ring for GR-8 Design". This motif is rings and chains.
The top right is from the Needle tatting group, Roger aka Freedman. Rings and chains with lots of picots. I like this one because it is small and frilly like a snowflake and easy.
The bottom left is a split ring clover snowflake. Also works up quickly if you know the split ring. This design is from Wendy Durell.
Bottom right is a quick and easy with lots of Picots.
The pattern is by Carol Winandy.
The finished tree skirt. I had 5 ladies critique it and was going to add ribbon to separate the red and green. They all said NO! So I just bound the edges with the ribbon. I will tat a few more snowflakes and put over the seams. Right now it has 32 snowflakes. It is on display at the local library.