While tatting, I make a note about the way I'm doing it, as suggested in Muskaan's This Way or Tat exercise, and I found that for this doily - unconsciously - there's a mix of ways and changes of directions and not always the same method to hide ends, too. In the case of a new design, often the thread must be cut, just because that is the prototype, so it happens that I cut a quarter of one round to change stitches' count.
Basically I'm having fun, so in general I don't care cuts nor the direction.
Nevertheless, I like the look of all front side tatting, in this case emphasized by the curled rings.
Rounds with only chains: tatted with normal ds (flipped), clockwise direction.
Rounds with little rings and curled rings: chains tatted with reverse stitches – these are not flipped, and the order of half stitches is reversed; rings tatted normally. These rounds grow in counterclockwise direction.
All little rings used in centres are tatted separately and closed using the magic trick to hide their end.
Chào + [The correct word to address that person]
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