Using the SCMR technique allows you to make rings off rings without stacking shuttles and carrying an extra core thread. Using stackable shuttles and carrying the extra core thread would allow even more flexibility with the SCMR.

To make a ring off a ring two shuttles are required.

Begin SCMR with core thread loop.
Chain desired number of double stitches. Switch shuttles.
Make desired ring. Close ring. Switch shuttles.
Figure 10
Complete chain for SCMR. Pass the core thread
through the thread loop and close SCMR.
Figure 11
Switch shuttles and continue on with
chain or other element.
Figure 12

Notice that the core thread is only passed through itself at the closure of the SCMR. When beginning to work into the next element past the last SCMR, the core thread will have a tendency to slip out, opening the SCMR. Care should be taken to snug up the first double stitch. If you have a problem with the core thread slipping back, you might try the shoelace trick to hold the threads after closing the SCMR (depends on color combinations).

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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