Still not completely symmetrical
but much better, if only in the ease of execution
Whilst working on the second version, I found a solution to tatting a dimpled ring. My problem was that after doing the join on the dimple, it was practically impossible for the core thread to slide so that I could add to my ring which was getting too tight to complete the second half of the dimpled heart. The solution is to tat it like a SCMR. When you get to the tip (where the dimple is), pull a loop of core thread, like for a SCMR, and then carry on with the stitches for the second half of the heart. Having the loop lets you feed thread into your ring more easily and also enables you to pull the first half tight before pulling the second half. Like a SCMR but of course, don't put your shuttle through the loop which will completely disappear when you pull on your core thread at the end. Clear as mud? Video required?
Talking of which, I have just added a new video to my Youtube channel. Not on how to make a dimpled ring but on how to make a point on a chain. Whilst working on a possible new heart pattern, I was using the one-stitch SCMR for a nice pointy chain (this technique is also used and described in my Snow Crystals pattern) and thought it would be a good idea to make a video of this technique.
(what a mouthful!)
So I shall call it the 1SSCMR