How To Shuttle Tat and 8 Tatted Edging Patterns

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

Today’s freebie includes instructions on shuttle tatting and eight pretty tatted edging patterns. Here’s a sample of one of them.

No. 3003 Tatted Edging Pattern Photo - Vintage Crafts and MoreNo. 3003 Tatted Edging Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

They come from a 1944 American Thread Company booklet entitled Tatted & Crocheted Designs, Star Book 30. I enjoy reading the introductions to these vintage booklets. The one for this booklet is no exception:

Ageless beauty of lace for your home — a touch of frosted white, crisp as the first snow flake, can be yours for so little effort, so little time. A romantic luncheon set to show off your treasured china — like a lace ruff around an old-fashioned nose-gay. Fragile and feminine doilies. A baby cap that will make a cherub look like a Gainsborough miniature. [Gainsborough was a painter of miniatures in the 1700’s.]

 

Tatting is a lovely art. The many exquisite designs in this book can be easily made.

Here’s the pretty set of 8 tatted edgings you’ll find pattern instructions for:

 

Set of 8 Tatted Edging Patterns - Vintage Crafts and More

 

Tatting has it’s very own category on the right side of this blog where you’ll find more instructions and patterns in earlier posts.

This booklet offers a set of instructions for Shuttle Tatting:

 

Tatting Instructions Page 1 - Vintage Crafts and MoreTatting Instructions Page 2 - Vintage Crafts and More

The instructions and all 8 tatted edging patterns are in the 4 page PDF below:

Tatted Instructions and Edging Patterns PDF

The patterns are in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Free Vintage Embroidery Pattern for Hand Stitching

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Today’s embroidery image is taken from a Godey’s or Peterson’s Ladies Magazine. The magazine is most likely from the 1800’s. It was a loose sheet so I don’t have the exact date of the pattern.

Antique Floral Embroidery Pattern for Edging - Vintage Crafts and More

The page states, “Embroidery for Infant’s Robe”. There are several stitches you could use to fill the pretty petite flowers, leaves and dots; lazy daisy, satin stitch and french knots to name a few. This earlier post has a how-to page of embroidery stitches included.

By right clicking on the image you can choose to “Save Image As” or click on the image, it will open in a new window to print or save for later.

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Lacy Striped Knitted Afghan – Free Knitting Pattern

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Lacy Knitted Striped Afghan Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More
Today’s free pattern is a Lacy Knitted Striped Afghan perfect for a summer time afternoon nap.

It measures 54 x 66 inches and uses Dawn Sayelle acrylic yarn, discontinued but Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn is a good substitute and it comes in lots of colors.

The Dawn Sayelle yarn came in 4 ounce skeins that totaled 258 yards so you’d need about 8 skeins of one color and about 7 skeins of the other in the Red Heart Super Saver yarn which is 7 ounces and 364 yards per skein.

Another good substitute yarn is Spinrite Caron One Pound. It’s a weight category of 4 and 100% Acrylic similar to the Dawn Sayelle. You’d need less skeins of this yarn since it comes in 16 ounce skeins and has a length of 453 yards.

The pattern afghan is made with Light Jade and Turquoise colors. Straight knitting needles size #11 are used with a Gauge of 16-stitch strip measures 5 inches.

This handsome afghan is fascinating to knit in two of your favorite colors, or the two given in directions. You’ll find that this “Show-Piece” serves a practical purpose, too — an extra cover when unexpected guests stay over nite, as well as a coverlet when taking “forty-winks”.

This is a mail order pattern you’d send a way for, usually for sale in a newspaper or magazine. There is no date or company name on the pattern. It is folded into thirds so in order to scan the whole thing I had to make it several pages. The pattern also includes photographs of the stitches.

Lacy Knitted Striped Afghan Pattern

The pattern is in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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