Tatted square doily

Tatted square doily

Inspiration for new projects often comes from vintage needlework, and vintage tatted lace is delicate and beautiful. This project was inspired by patterns in a Norwegian book, Orkis-Arbejder Hefte 1 [Fancy Tatting Patterns I], published circa 1915.

I revised and modernized the text and introduced Cluny petals into the motif.

Tatted Cluny leaves or petals resemble Cluny tallies in bobbin lace. The leaf is formed on a loom made by wrapping thread around the fingers of the hand or by using a plastic loom. If you are new to Cluny tatting, Mimi Diliman’s online tutorial, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL8bIVusfrk is very helpful.

In this tatted square, the center is formed by an eight-petal flower of Cluny tatting attached to a round center ring. When finished, a delicate decorative ring is tatted and secured above this ring.

I used the split-ring technique to frame the center and included chains and floating rings in that pattern. In this case, the floating ring is not only decorative but used to define the outline and corners of the square.


? Handy Hands Lizbeth, 100% cotton thread, size 20, 210 yards (192.0 m)/25 gram (0.9 oz) ball, 1 ball of #610 Cream;

? Shuttles, 2

Finished size: 9 x 9 inches (22.9 x 22.9 cm)

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 Tatted square doily by  DAGMAR PEZZUTO

DAGMAR PEZZUTO began tatting in 2010 when she found an old shuttle that belonged to her grandmother who had learned this technique as a child. Although tatting is not widespread where she lives in Brazil, she fell in love with it, and Georgia Seitz has helped her to unravel the mysteries of this wonderful technique.

See also Crochet pattern- Rose Garden Afghan

See also :Cable Jumper- free knitting pattern


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