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Tatted Bookmark

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Make this Tatted Bookmark for yourself or a loved one.  This vintage tatting pattern is easy to make on clothing, pillows, or tablecloths.  This bookmark would make a great gift for moms and grandmas.

Tatted Bookmark

Materials:

  • 8 inches of red ribbon 1/2 inches wide
  • White tatting thread (size 20)
  • White glue
  • Tatting shuttle or needle (needle width same as width of thread)

Abbreviations for tatting: R-ring, Ch-chain, p-picot, ds-double stitch, j-join,cl-close ring, RW-reverse work, (use a crochet hook to join if shuttle does not have a hook at one end).

Instructions:

  1. ***R-(4ds, p) 3 times, 4 ds,cl RW.
     
  2. Ch-5ds, RW. R-3ds, p, 3ds. j to last p of last R, (2ds, p)twice, 3ds,cl, RW. * Ch-(3DS,P) twice, 3ds, RW. R- 3ds,p,3ds.j to2nd-to-last p of last R, (2ds,p) twice,3ds,p,3ds,cl. RW.
     
  3. Repeat from *twice. Ch-5ds,RW, R-4ds, j to 2nmd to last p of last R, (4ds, cl, RW. Ch-5ds. Repeat from ** 3 times. Cut thread and tie ends.
     
  4. 2nd half-R-4ds, j to last p of last R of first half, 4ds, j to 2nd to last p of same R, 4ds, p, 4ds, cl, RW. Ch-5ds.RW. R-3ds, p, 3ds, j to last p of last R, (2ds, p) twice, 3ds, p, 3ds,cl, RW.
     
  5. *Ch-( 3ds, p) twice, 3ds, RW. R- 3ds, p, 3ds, j to 2nd to last p of last R. (2ds, p) twice, 3ds, p, 3ds, cl, RW
     
  6. Repeat from * twice. Ch-5ds, RW.
     
  7. R-4ds, j to 2nd to last p of last p of last R, 4ds, p, j to free p on corresponding R of first half, 4ds, p, 4ds, cl, RW. Ch-5ds, RW. R-4ds, j to last p of last R, 4ds, j to free p on corresponding R of first half, 4ds, p, 4ds,cl, RW. Continue pattern of 2nd half to the end of first half.
  8. Cut threads and tie ends. Stiffen and glue tatting on red ribbon. Cut the end of ribbon diagonally.*

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Been tatting for 45 years. This is a simple pattern and would be good for a beginners I have taught lessons for many years. A good book to learn from is the how to book it is how I learned.

I too have wanted to try tatting. I also would like to know if there is an instructional, step by step, viceo?

Craftsy has an online shuttle tatting course in HD video at http://www.craftsy.com/shuttletatting - it's a nice way to learn and you can ask questions and receive feedback from the instructor and other students, too.

This is beautiful and I have always wanted to tat. But cannot not find anyone to teach me. Are there no toutorials and where can I go to find them. Carla Tucker

There are videos on you tube. Very good and slow as you are learning.

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