Two posts in one day won't happen very often! However, this variation was too easy to pass up! All I did was add a decorative picot between each double stitch on the chain. The one on the left is traditional tatting. The one on the right is front side/back side tatting. I think this pattern looks better done in front side/back side tatting.
It looks like a little snowball on the tree!
Button Ornament Base #1 Variation
5/8" four hole button
size 20 thread
Shuttle and ball
- joining picot
-- decorative picot
Ring 4 + 4 - 8, reverse work (join to button)
Chain: 1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1 (9 ds separated by decorative picot), lock join to picot
on ring, reverse work
Repeat around button with two joins in each hole
On final ring, join to base of first ring instead of making a picot
Hanger: 100 half stitches (Note: the hanger is optional.)
Lock join to base. Tie, cut, and hide ends.