Antique Tatting Patterns

These scans are from the Antique Pattern Library and other sources. All are in the public domain and provided as is.

The scans are in the form of PDF files – to download them, click on the link to the left of the catalog entry. You will need Adobe Acrobat 9.0 or later to open the files. Here is the link to the free download: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/

Batt, Georgette. Priscilla Yoke Book. Boston: Priscilla Publishing, 1916, 40 pgs + foldout charts. Scans donated by Gail Owens, photo edited Judith Combs 2006. Crocheted and tatted patterns for lingerie yokes (many would be good for modern blouses and collars), including Maltese (hairpin) crochet and filet charts.
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Beeton, Isabella. Beeton’s Book of NeedleworkConsisting of Descriptions and Instructions, Illustrated by Six Hundred Engravings, of Tatting Patterns, Crochet Patterns, Knitting Patterns, Netting Patterns, Embroidery Patterns, Point Lace Patterns, Guipure D’Art, Berlin Work, Monograms, Initials and Names, Pillow Lace, and Lace Stitches. London: Ward, Lock and Tyler, 1870, 592 pgs. Project Gutenberg e-book, converted to pdf format Judith Combs 2006. An enormous and wonderful book, essential for understanding late Victorian needlework.
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Betsworth, Ettie. A Dainty Collar, Needlecraft Vol. VII No. 8, Apr 1916. Augusta, Maine: Needlecraft Publishing. Scans donated by Adrienne Kattke 2006. Delicate tatted wheel motifs.
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Beyer’s Handwerkboeken Serie H. 40, Frivolité met Afbeeldingen. Amsterdam, G. van Wees & Weiss, [c.1920], 38 pgs. Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, photo edited by Judith Combs 2010. Tatting instructions and patterns for borders, insertions, flowers, baby cap and booties, collars, doilies, bags, jabots.
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Comfort. Centerpieces and Other New Designs. Comfort Vol.37 No. 4 [Feb 1925]. Augusta, Maine: W.H. Gannett, p8. Scan donated by On-Line Digital Archive, photo edited Judith Combs 2006. Crocheted and tatted edgings, borders, doily.
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Corticelli Lessons in Crochet Book No. 13. Florence, Mass.: Corticelli Silk Mills, 1920, 48 pgs. Scans donated by Judith Combs 2006. Crochet stitch instructions, including more complicated stitches such as roll stitch and star stitch. Patterns for crocheted silk men’s ties, a knitted tie, doilies, luncheon sets, filet patterns, some exquisite edgings, tatted baby items, scarves, yokes, caps, patterns for doll items.
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DeWitt, Jessie M., ed. The Priscilla Tatting Book, Selections of Useful Articles from The Modern Priscilla, with Beautiful Designs Never Before Published. Boston, 1909, 33 pgs. Scans donated by Gail Owens, photoedited by Judith Combs 2009. Complete tatting instructions, with some complex techniques. Patterns for edgings, insertions, medallions, yokes, doilies, collars, cuffs, baby caps and trimmings.
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Dillmont, Th. de, ed. D.M.C. Tatting. Mulhouse, France: Dollfus-Mieg & Cie., [c.1920], 56 pgs. Scans donated by Public Domain Tatting Archive, photo edited by Judith Combs 2006. Extensive instructions, and patterns for edgings, fields, motifs.
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Ellison, Nellie & Melvia M. Stoddard. Corticelli Lessons in Tatting. Florence, Mass., Corticelli Silk Mills, 1916, 56 pgs. Scans donated by Judith Combs 2006. Instructions for tatting stitches, hundreds of patterns for edgings and insertions, some incorporating manufactured braids and rickrack, medallions, doilies, appliqués, camisole yokes, lampshade, lace baskets.
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Farnes, Emma. Alphabets in Crochet & Tatting: Book No. B For use in Door Panels, Table Covers Etc. Small Filet Designs & Cross Mesh Filet Letters for Corners. Scans donated by Public Domain Tatting Archive, photoedited by Kathleen Mattlingly 2008. Beautiful filet alphabets and motifs (birds, animals).
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Fitch, Mary E. Crocheted Yokes and Tatting, Series No. 4. Brookline Massachusetts, 1915, 28 pgs. Scans donated by Public Domain Tatting Archive, photo edited by Judith Combs, 2009. Filet, fancy braid, and tatted yokes, edgings, doilies, collar.
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Hayden, Hazel. Round Yoke in Tatting, Needlecraft Vol. VII No. 7, Mar. 1916. Augusta, Maine: Needlecraft Publishing. Scans donated and OCR edited by Adrienne Kattke 2006. Circular tatted yoke with Irish lace-type roses that could also be used as a deep edging for a doily.
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Hees, Marie Antoinette. Old and New Designs in Tatting, Book No. 5, A Manual of Edges Insertions and Motifs Suitable for Yokes, Handkerchiefs, Towels, Luncheon Sets, Piano Scarfs, Curtains, Cushions, Medallions, etc. St. Louis: Missouri, E.C. Spuehler, [c. 1916], 15 pgs. Scans donated by Rosa Singleton, photo edited Judith Combs 2006. Illustrated instructions on how to tat, over a dozen original edging patterns, a butterfly motif, doilies, collars, yokes, a tatted bag, and tatted baby dress and hat.
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Home Needlework Magazine, October 1915. Boston, Home Needlework Publishing, 50 pgs. Scans donated by Public Domain Tatting Archive, photo edited by Judith Combs 2009. Crocheted shawls, baby items, yokes, collars, edgings, pillows. Embroidery. Knitted child’s items, tatted doilies.
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LaCroix, Sophie T. Old and New Designs in Tatting, Book No. 11. St. Louis, Missouri: St. Louis Fancy Work Co., [c.1910], 15 pgs. Scans donated and photo edited by Judith Combs 2006. Tatting instructions, patterns for edgings, insertions, medallions, doilies, collar and cuffs, baby cap, bag, alter lace.
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Liebert, Emmy. Schiffchen-Arbeiten II. Leipzig, Berlag Otto Beyer 1921,38 pgs. Scanned by Julia Haug, photoedited by Judith Combs, 2009. How-to tatting instructions and lovely patterns for motifs, edgings, baby bonnets, bag, doilies, collars, cuffs.
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M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co. A Treatise on Art Needlework with Twenty Color Plates, Series No. Nine. New York, c.1910, 103 pages. Scans donated by Luann Pfost 2008. More embroidery instructions, including smocking, eyelet and netting. Stunning patterns and plates for fruit, flowers, birds, dolphins, butterflies, fish, for doilies, bags, including a woven bag, crocheted tango girdle, and tatted cushion top and bags.
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Manning, Margaret Barton, ed. Needlecraft Vol. XI, No. 1, September 1919. Augusta, Maine: Needlecraft Publishing, 28 pgs. Scans donated and OCR edited by Adrienne Kattke 2006. A Mary Card filet crochet pattern for the Statue of Liberty, embroidery, tatting , knitting and crochet patterns and stitch instructions, fashion and needlework ads, “catchup” and pickle recipes. Some of the patterns are also listed separately on this webpage, in OCR format (easier to read).
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Mee, Mrs. & Miss Austin. Tatting, or Frivolité. London: Frederick Arnold, [c.1850], 15 pgs, pgs i – vii and ?- p9 are missing. Scans donated by Bobbie Demmer, V&A Museum, photo edited Judith Combs 2007. Stitch instructions and patterns for tatted motifs, doilies and edgings
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Nichols, Mrs. P.W., et al. Homemade Gifts in Variety, Needlecraft Vol VII No. 4, Dec 1915. Augusta, Maine: Needlecraft Publishing. Scans donated and OCR edited by Adrienne Kattke 2006. Tatted card case, necklace, watchband. Crocheted fuchsia and rose pendants. Tatted and crocheted nut baskets, crocheted workbag, sachet, skirt hangers, a crochet mat decorated with pumpkin seeds, knitted bag.
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Orr, Anne. [13] Tatting Book No. 13. Nashville, Tennessee, Anne Orr Publications, c. 1915, 16 pgs. Scans donated by Jeannette S. Harris, photo edited by Judith Combs 2009. Tatted edgings, insertions, medallions, baby cap and booties, collar and yoke.
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P.P. Bath Tatting Book. London: Emily Faithfull, 1865, 34 pgs. Scans donated by Bobbie Demmer, photo edited Judith Combs 2006. Exquisite Victorian doilies, edgings and insertions.
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Platt, Mrs. C.B. Tatted Slippers for Baby, Needlecraft Vol. VII No. 8, Apr 1916. Augusta, Maine: Needlecraft Publishing. Donated and OCR edited by Adrienne Kattke 2006. Beautiful lace baby slippers.
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Priscilla Tatting Book No. 3, A Collection of Many Novel and Interesting Varieties of Tatting with Directions for Working. Boston, Priscilla Publishing, 1924, 32 pgs. Scans donated by Gail Owens, photoedited by Judith Combs 2009. Tatting instructions, patterns for edgings, beadings, medallions, doilies, yokes, baby caps, and descriptions of tatting stitches such as: “Cluny tatting”, “Lattice-Stitch Tatting”, “Roll Tatting”.
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Richardson’s Complete Instruction Book on Crocheting, Tatting and Smocking: Original Designs with Directions for Working. Chicago, Richardson’s Silk Company, 1915, 32 pgs. Scans donated by Public Domain Tatting Archive, photo edited by Judith Combs 2009. Collars, doilies, baby caps, booties, filet patterns, yokes, edgings, insertions, bags.
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Richardson’s Complete Crochet Book, Book No. 2: Contains Illustrations and Instructions on General Crochet, Filet Crochet and Tatting. Subjects Covered Are Edges, Insertions, Yokes, Bed Spread Strips, Center Pieces, Towels, Luncheon Set, Chair Back Cover, and many other useful and practical ideas. . Chicago, Richardson’s Silk Company, 1916, 34 pgs. Scans donated by Public Domain Tatting Archive, photo edited by Judith Combs 2009. Also squares, doilies, boudoir caps, and a stunning brassiere of crocheted medallions with manufactured braid.
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Richardson’s Tatting Book, Book No. 7. Chicago, Richardson Silk Co., [c. 1916] 20 pgs. Scans donated by Public Domain Tatting Archive, photo edited by Judith Combs 2009. Collars, edgings, insertions, yokes, corners, doilies, baby cap, lamp shade.
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Riego [de la Branchardiere, Eléanor]. Complete Tatting Book. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., [c.1866], 30 pgs. Scans donated by Bobbie Demmer (from V&A Museum), photo edited Judith Combs 2006. Lovely Victorian laces – a doily, an antimacassar constructed of squares and a border, and a variety of narrow and deep edgings.
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