Vintage Tatting Pattern – Swan Round Lace Doily

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

I have a beautiful round tatted doily pattern to share today called the Swan.

Swan Tatted Doily Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

If you need some help with tatting, this website, Tatted Treasures, has some good basic information on reading patterns and making projects.  I’ve done several posts on tatting as well, click on Tatting under the categories section on the right to find them.

Here’s the pattern for this beautiful doily and if you’re interested in all the patterns in this booklet, I’ve reproduced it and made it available for purchase below:

Swan Tatted Doily 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.

This pattern is from an undated American Thread Co. Star Doily Book No. 145 DOILIES. The booklet also includes the all time favorite crocheted doilies pansy, violet and sunburst. The Sunburst pattern comes in a knitted version too. If you’d like to purchase the complete 31 page booklet, I’ve reproduced it by cleaning and scanning the pages into a PDF format for immediate download.

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Antique Tatting Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Today’s VTNS Fan Freebie is a Tatting pattern from 1916. The booklet it’s from is titled TATTING Series No. 6 by Mary E. Fifch.

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatting for a Dress Pattern Front Cover

It’s Tatting for a Dress and is shown on the front cover of the booklet. Since it’s a pattern from the early 1900s, sometimes the abbreviations used are different than those used today. This blog post has a PDF of Tatting Instructions that will get you started.

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatting for a Dress Pattern

Also if you’re not familiar with Tatting, Wikipedia has a nice short write up of it’s history and facts about it.

The cotton thread used for the tatting pattern is a Cordonnet No. 30 by Woolco. It’s a mercerized crochet cotton used for designs in tatting such as curtain edges, bureau scarfs, pillow cases, etc. DMC has a Cordonnet Crochet Cotton Thread that would be a modern equivalent.

Here’s the write up for the cotton thread in the booklet:

Vintage Crafts and More - Tatting for a Dress Pattern Cotton Thread

To print the pattern, click on it, it will open in a new window,  click on the image to enlarge it (you should see the magnifying glass with a plus sign in it), once it’s enlarged, go to file, print and you’ll have a printed copy of the page.

Also at the bottom of the post there is a green Print Friendly button that will give you several options to print and save.

Enjoy!

Vintage Tatting Lace Patterns – Doily and Coasters

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One of the most viewed vintage patterns we’ve shared for the VTNS Fan Freebie involves tatting. Today’s patterns are sure to be a favorite as well.

They are vintage tatting patterns for a Filigree Scroll Doily and Maypole Dance Coasters from a Spool Cotton Company booklet dated 1949, called Fine Crochet and Tatting.

Vintage Crafts and More - Scroll Mat Tatting Pattern

For the Filigree Scroll Mat a Six Cord Mercerized Crochet Cotton in Size 30 is used. Six Cord is a 6-ply thread that is very hard and used mainly for tablecloths. You’ll need 1 ball in White. When finished the tatted mat measures 4 inches square.

The Maypole Coasters use Tatting Crochet Cotton in Size 70. Tatting Crochet is a firmly twisted, 3-ply thread that’s great for doilies and trims and lace as well. You’ll need 3 balls for 6 coasters.

A 3 x 18 inch piece of linen is also required for the Coasters. It’s cut into six 3 inch diameter circles, narrowly hemmed around, then the finished tatted lace is sewn to the edges.

The threads are still available today, but you may want to search ebay or other internet sites to find some vintage cotton threads you could use.

Here are some abbreviations you may need when using these patterns:

r – ring
ds – double stitch
p – picot
sep – separated
ch – chain
rw – reverse work
cl – close
rnd – round
lr – large ring
sm p – small picot

Once finished, these pretty tatted lace doilies and coasters could easily become a family heirloom.

Tatting Pattern – Filigree Scroll Doily and Maypole Dance Coasters

If you’d like to see more tatting patterns or need instructions on tatting, you can find several using this link: Tatting Patterns and Instructions

Both patterns are on the same page and 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.

Please be sure to share your tatting items, old or new, on the VTNS Facebook Fan Page we would love to see them.

Enjoy!