Antique Tatted Flower Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Welcome to the VTNS Fan Freebie Friday where we offer free vintage craft patterns for the fans of our VTNS Facebook Fanpage.

Today we are revisiting a popular post on Tatting Instructions.  Click on the link to read the post that includes a background history, instructions and abbreviations used in tatting plus a couple small patterns to get you started.

The pattern today is a little more intricate, but very pretty and worth the time. It would be a wonderful embellishment for a dress or any other item you’d like to add it to.

Tatting Flower Pattern for Applique

This pretty flower comes from a booklet called Tatting by Mary E. Fitch, Series No. 6 published in 1916. The name of the pattern is:  Spray for Applique on Collars, Cuffs, Bags, etc.

The patterns use DMC Cordonnet Cotton Thread which is a tightly twisted six-cord crochet cotton used for tatting, openwork, lacework, hardanger and drawn thread work and is still available today. I’ve only seen it in white and ecru.

Of course you can substitute it with a thread you may be familiar with that is used for tatting.

Be sure to also check out the post that has crochet and tatting cross bookmark patterns here.

As always, if you make this pretty Tatted Flower please share an image on our  VTNS Facebook Fanpage.

Tatted Flower Pattern

You’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read the pdfs. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link below 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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  1. Lara says:

    Thank you – your site is awesome!! Your snowflake stiffening info just saved my life, and I’m fascinated with the amazing vintage patterns you highlight each week.

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