Butterflies Free Tatting Patterns
Butterfly tatting patterns are very popular and can be found here. They can be used for applique onto clothing and household items as well as decorative ornaments and cards.
Bucilla Blue Book Butterfly 317 - by Wally Sosa [offsite link]
A modern recreation of the Bucilla Blue Book Butterfly 317.
The Bucilla Blue Book of Tatting, Novelty & Filet Crochet Vol.3 1916. A delightful turn-of-the-(last)-century tatting pattern booklet originally published in ...
Butterfly Intermediate Free Tatting Patterns
Here are some lovely free tatting patterns for butterflies which are not too difficult. These will be great for quick gifts, cards and pictures, pretty mobiles and stiffened decorations.
Complex Butterflies Free Tatting Patterns
The free patterns for tatted lace butterflies in this section will be suitable for the more advanced tatter. They will be great for appliqueing onto clothing, quilts and hats and making decorations.
Edda Guastalla´s Butterfly Italiano [offsite link]
Edda Guastalla´s Butterfly Italiano
This bold beauty needs very tiny picots on the chains of the inner upper wings. The body can be made as split rings but you will need to climb out through a split chain to get to or from the wings. There may be a no cut path to tat this
Gerda´s Butterfly with "Scharf" leaf wings [offsite link]
Gerda´s Butterfly with wings based on "Ruth Scharf´s" leaf patterns.
Needlecraft 1926 Butterfly No2. [offsite link]
The original http://www.georgiaseitz.com/classes2001/project/c.jpg
The original photo of the tatted lace butterfly from the 1926 Needlecraft magazine
Nellie Hall Youngburg´s Butterfly by Wally Sosa [offsite link]
Butterfly by Wally Sosa
Adapted from a pattern by Nellie Hall Youngburg
Forty Original Designs in Tatting
Nina Libin´s Beaded Butterfly Bookmark [offsite link]
Nina Libin´s Beaded Butterfly Bookmark with beads on picots and the core thread.
Ruth Perry - Spring Butterfly 2012 [offsite link]
Ruth´s Butterfly use graduated picots and finger tatting.
Sherry Pence Butterfly [offsite link]
Delightful tatted butterfly pattern by Sherry Pence
Simple Butterflies Free Tatting Patterns
Here is a collection of quick and easy free tatting patterns for tatted butterflies. These will be great for gifts and small ornaments of all kinds.
Terry McGuffin Recreates Ebay Butterfly [offsite link]
This butterfly caused quite a flutter when it was offered for sale on Ebay. A beautiful piece of tatting and an elegant design which was originally published in Woman´s Day, December 1947. The designer of the pattern was Virginia Savage.
Being under copyright still the written directions may not be posted. However, Terry McGuffin has created a set of original diagrams marked with the DS count so that we may all reproduce this graceful tatted butterfly. Thread size 50 was suggested for use in
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