Shuttle and Ball Thread Edgings Free Tatting Patterns

Edgings in this section which are suitable for the beginner or near beginner have been marked with a star. The free tatting patterns here will be great for edging clothing and household linen.

Flower Edging star[offsite link]
Here is a very pretty flower edging made from numerous small motifs joined together. Not for those who hate finishing ends though!

Onion Ring Edging and Snowflake star[offsite link]
Plain & Fancy Needlework March 1917. Original Pattern by Mrs. R. R. Richardson; modernized pattern by Wally Sosa.

Scallop Edging star[offsite link]
Here is a lovely scalloped edging by Iris Neibach.

Scallop Edging star[offsite link]
Workbasket October 1956 issue had a tatting pattern, "Scallop Lace in Tatting." Revised with modern notation and decorative alternatives.

Tatted Edging star[offsite link]
This one is a reproduction of another early pattern and therefore the tatting is very simple to do. It´s just the traditional ring and chain but with lots of picots on the chains - very pretty.

Tatting & Rick Rack Edgings & more star[offsite link]
In the early part of the 20th century a lot of patterns were written using various kinds of braid. Sadly most are unavailable now, but it is still possible to obtain rick rack braid and these patterns make very good use of it.

The Needlecraft Handbook of Tatting Edging Fig. 17 Page 6 star[offsite link]
This pattern has been re-written from a vintage tatting magazine. It is not difficult and well worth the work.

Three Leaf Clover star[offsite link]
Here is another variation of the three leaf clover edging, using a very pretty variegated thread. It is from the Corticelli Lessons in Tatting. See pg. 33 pattern #112.

Victorian Edging star[offsite link]
Corticelli Lessons in Tatting by Nellie Ellison. Please see pg. 36 design 123. This edging can be used for collars, cuffs, doilies, centerpieces.

Vintage Scallop Edge star[offsite link]
Here is another gorgeous edging from Cherie Wheeler´s site of vintage patterns.

Vintage Scallop Insertion star[offsite link]
This design would make a lovely bookmark and is not difficult.

Vintage Wide Edge star[offsite link]
This is an edging for a large circular mat which would look lovely on a dark wood surface. It´s in three rows so would take some time to make.

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