I found this sample picture of an old pattern. By old I mean 1800's. It was just some rings linked. I was intrigued, so I attempted to reproduce it. I decided on rings of twenty. The first two rings I made like the picture showed. As you can see they are super flimsy. Then I started the next two rings with a two double stitch, picot. These held their shape much better. For future rings I'll do up with the stabilizing picots. There is no real pattern, I will just add clusters in different colors as the mood hits. A neverending tatting story. Yes, that's a good name for it. Then of course there's the hiding of threads to contend with later.