You can make SCMRs with a shuttle and ball, allowing single rings, trefoil rings, and other combinations on the ball thread. However, we suggest you work with two shuttles.

While constructing a chain and the desired position of a ring is reached, make a thread loop with the core thread. Figure 5
The first double stitch should be brought up as close as possible to the previous double stitch. Figure 6
After tatting the desired number of stitches as a chain, building the SCMR, pass the shuttle through the thread loop. Figure 7
Hold the stitches in the pinch, pull the core thread to close the SCMR. Figure 8
When beginning the next element past the SCMR, make sure the first double stitch is pulled up as close as possible. Figure 9

Patterns: [SCMR Heart]   [Da Udder Butterfly]   [GR-8 Butterfly]
SCMR Instructions: [Starting the SCMR] [Rings on Ball Thread] [Rings on Rings] [Standard Notation]
Shuttles: [GR-8 Wood Shuttles]   [GR-8 Resin Shuttles, Single Bobbin]   [GR-8 Resin Shuttles, Double Bobbin]
[Pictures Showing Shuttle Use] [Helpful Hints]
Books: [Tatting The GR-8 Self-Closing Mock Ring]   [Tatting The Self-closing Mock Ring for GR-8 Design]
[Tatting GR-8 Alternate Threads]   [Tatting GR-8 Baubles, Bugs, and Blossoms]   [Tatting GR-8 Triangles]
[Tatting GR-8 Patterns]
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