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Tatted Bookmark

By: Donna Kelly

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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