Tatting – Handkerchief edging

Learn to make a tatting edge to a handkerchief

Tatting – Handkerchief edging

What you need

1 ball Crochet No. 40
A tatting shuttle
A handkerchief



Instructions

Depth of edging: five eights of an inch

TENSION
1 repeat measures half an inch approximately.

ABBREVIATIONS
D.s., double stitch; r., ring; ch., chain; p(s)., picot(s); sep., separated; cl., close; r.w., reverse work; rep., repeat.

TO MAKE
Tie ball and shuttle threads together. R. of 3 d.s., 5 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 7 d.s., join to last p. made, 3 d.s., 4 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 3 d.s., cl., r.w. *Ch. of 3 d.s., 4 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 3 d.s., r.w. R. of 3 d.s., 2 ps. sep. by 3 d.s.. 3 d.s., join to 3rd last p. on previous r., 3 d.s., 2 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 7 d.s., join to last p. made, 3 d.s., 4 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 3 d.s., cl., r.w.; rep. from * along side to next corner.

Ch. of 1 d.s., p., 1 d.s., r.w. R. of 3 d.s., join to last p. on previous r., 3 d.s., 4 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 7 d.s., join to last p. made, 3 d.s., 4 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 3 d.s., cl., r.w.; rep. from first * 3 times more omitting last r. afend of last rep. and joining last p. on last r. to first p. on first r., join last ch. to base of first r.

TO COMPLETE
Tie ends, cut and over sew neatly on wrong side. Damp and pin out to measurements. Sew neatly to edge of handkerchief.

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Comments

  1. does anyone ever read and answer questions posed in these comments? I also would like to know what the word ‘afend’ refers to!

    • Joan O'Sullivan says:

      I think it is a misprint – it should read at end – then the instruction makes sense! Great pattern though.

  2. lovell25@windstream.net says:

    Hello, I just love your pattern. I an using antique hankerchiefs and this is a perfect pattern. I have searched forever for this I fo have 2 questions. First of all I am needle tatting. I just could not get the FLIP down so the needle works out great. 1. On first line of directions you say to join to last picot made. How, if you havent made a ring yet? 2. At the end you have the word afend where it says * 3 times more ommitting last r. afend of last. . . I dont understand? What is afend.

    look forward to getting started. Cant wait to hear from you.

    Yours in tatting,
    JoAnn

  3. This is very pretty trim! Thanks!

  4. Wow i havnt tatted in ages…must get back to it..Thanks!!

  5. I’m making a hankie for my friend to carry to the alter-these hearts are perfect-tatted in blue for something blue thank you!

  6. what is a tatting shuttle

  7. I would like to see more tatting patterns

  8. Wow thats pretty I have never seen anything like that! Very good!

  9. looking for similar patterns. don’t see them often. simple and easy

  10. thanks for the tatting pattern you don’t see too many and I collect all I can get. thanks greatly appreciated

  11. That is sooo cute!!

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