Easy Doilies Free Tatting Patterns
The free tatted doily patterns in this section will suit those who have mastered the basics but are not yet ready for more advanced tatting.
Blue Doily [offsite link]
Here is a very simple, but pretty, pattern by Eileen Stafford for a small doily. Saved by the wayback machine.
Bud Vase Doily Floating Rings [offsite link]
This design by Roger AKA Freedman is really more a large coaster than a doily, and itīs easy enough to please most people. Saved by the wayback machine.
C&C#1084 Doily simple [offsite link]
This vintage doily uses only simple rings and chains. Used by permission. Diagrams by Jane Eborall
Clover Doily [offsite link]
This beautiful doily was needle tatted and designed by Eileen Stafford. Simple techniques are used for a really lovely piece of lace.
Dresden Doily [offsite link]
This lovely pattern by Roger AKA Freedman should be within the reach of most tatters.
Flowers on a Vine [offsite link]
This sweet little doily gives an interesting workout in three leafed clovers, two colour work, lock joins and pairs of rings close together.
Frosty Green Oval [offsite link]
This is another of Roger AKA Freedmanīs larger pieces which will suit the confident beginner.
Iris Embroidery Doily [offsite link]
Here is a lovely pattern which is relatively simple to work. The tatting is mainly shuttle and ball or ring only tatting but itīs most effective.
Ladybug Lines Doily [offsite link]
You will again have to download a PDF file for this pattern but itīs a very pretty doily with the simplest of techniques. This would be a good first doily for a beginner.
Medallion Doily [offsite link]
This easy pattern will be good practice for working and joining medium sized motifs.
Nancy Tracyīs Monthly Doily [offsite link]
Nancy Tracy is creating a doily and sharing the pattern for a new row each month!
Oblong Doily or Placemat [offsite link]
This piece by Roger AKA Freedman is an interesting variation in which long strips of tatting are worked as insertions and joined together to form a mat.
Oval [offsite link]
This simple doily by Roger AKA Freedman will suit most beginners who have mastered rings, chains, picots and simple joins plus finishing ends neatly.
Oval Holiday Doily [offsite link]
Here is another of Roger AKA Freedmanīs doilies, this time using Christmas colours to create a holiday ornament.
Rectangular Doily [offsite link]
Here is a wonderful rectangular doily by Edda Guastalla. The instructions are in Italian but there is a clear diagram and the pattern is quite simple as it uses the same edging repeated in different ways.
Simple Doily [offsite link]
A vintage pattern from Needlecraft Magazine Feb 1925. The first 3 rows would make a lovely small doily or coaster or pin cushion top.
Spring Doily by Vinitra Sharma [offsite link]
A very unusual doily which need care in the placement of the rings and joins.
St Patrickīs Day Doily [offsite link]
This lovely little doily by Heather Johnston will be great for a beginner because itīs so simple and yet very pretty.
Study in diagramming doily [offsite link]
Pat Hallam of the UK had a friend whose mother had tatted this doily. The daughter wanted to tat the doily also but no longer had the pattern for it. Pat asked if it could be diagrammed and this is what we fixed up for her. You can download this photo as well as the diagram which follows to your own computer.
Sunshine Garden [offsite link]
Here is a very pretty and easy doily by Rose, which makes use of the Altin Basak variegated thread to add to the general effect.
Thereīs That Medallion Again [offsite link]
This is an easy doily by Roger AKA Freedman, which most tatters should enjoy.
Wendy Oval Doily [offsite link]
Here is another lovely piece by Roger AKA Freedman which is not at all difficult.
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