Tatting Patterns & tutorials

A page to help me remember where to find things! Might be handy for you too… It’s not comprehensive, just a list of things that I add to as I find them.

Please note, all the patterns & tutorials are free – but do support the tatting community by buying their self-published patterns when you can, because there’s some great stuff out there. (Obviously the patterns are also copyright to their respective owners.)

Please also note that the links are live when I post them. If you spot a broken link, let me know and I’ll either fix it or remove it. (Thanks!)

Tatting cluny leaves: a step by step photographic guide
Tatting Cluny leaves: a video
Tatting Cluny leaves a video – very nicely explained – not too fast.
How to make a mock ring
How to add new thread to tatting
Tatting a wild rose
Hiding ends – two alternative methods.
• Debbie Drake’s explanation of the magic thread trick (on Georgia Seitz’ site)
• How to make the final join without twisting – a photo tutorial
Videos for almost every technique in the book (!)
How to make a split chain

Christmas Patterns & Snowflakes
Beaded Christmas Wreath
Alternative Wreath
Candlelight snowflake
Quantiesque Snowflake – my favourite of Jon‘s free snowflake patterns. **NOTE: Jon has lots of good tutorials on her site too**
Tatted Christmas Tree
Lovely large-ish star by Susanne Schwenke. (Nice shape)
Rings only snowflake with beads (Two shuttles, and SCMR)
Simple star, circle in the centre

General Patterns
Tatted vine
Li’l Heart, by Birgit Phelps, © 2001 (nice little heart for cards, my version is here.)
Sweetheart Birgit Phelps, © 2003 (great for beginners – looks complicated but is quite easy to follow).
Flower wreath
• Valeire Square and teardrop heart
• Flower border (designed by me!)

Cluny Patterns
Dianna Bookmark: needs 3 shuttles, and looks lovely, but tricky!
Cluny leaf heart (my version is here)
Cluny motif. (Flowers and leaves wreath)
tatted cluny coaster by Mimi Dillman
Rose de Noel, by ElisaduSud.

Jewellery Patterns
Slave Bracelet by Totus Mel

Encyclopedia of Needlework / Vintage patterns
Tatting section
Downloadable PDF of DMC Tatting book
Downloadable PDF’s from the The Priscilla Publishing Company. A variety of books available, including crochet, needlework, tatting and knitting.

Tatting press pattern – to transport your tatting on the move. (I love this!)

11 Responses to “Tatting Patterns & tutorials”

  1. 1 Bente

    The Encyclopedia of Neddlework link doesn’t work:

  2. 3 quirky

    As you’ve gathered I like making things but I’m not generally very good at anything in particular 🙂 Is there some way I could teach myself this gorgeous art? I’ve had a look at some youtube stuff but they assume I know how to start off 😦

  3. 5 quirky

    Thanks, there’s no rush – as you know I have a long ‘to-do’ list of things I’d like to try 🙂

  4. Lovely resource. Thank you!

  5. 8 Vicki

    Thank you for the cluny tutorial! The photos and explation are great.

  6. 9 itybts

    Hello, i was just reading an older post where you were making sachet bags and had just purchased an electric sewing machine. You had mentioned not liking the closed stitching. I instantly said to self, ‘blind stitch, or slip stitch’ easy. Not sure how you made the bags. I make an inner bag and outer bag, leaving about ..oh 1.5 inches in the middle of a side. Then put the inner bag in, stuff, and close, then close the outer bag. You’ll find when you push the opening of the outer bag to the inside and pull the seam, holding both ends of thsat side of the bag, it works perfectly showing you where to stitch. Here is a picture of it

    and here is the method

    when i do this i make tiny stitches and usually only grab a few strands of fabric thread on each side. It goes quickly. Love your work

  1. 1 Hearts and clunys « Occasional Crafter

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