Tatting Patterns & Designs

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Sharing my original  patterns , and adaptations 
as well as possible prototypes, designs, and design process ...

  • Due to the increasing number of patterns, individual images have been sacrificed. Most images are only till Dec 2016 (as of May 2017). At end of year, I will upload remaining images.  
  • Pattern categories are listed in alphabetical order. New patterns (2017 onwards) are listed at end of each category.
  • Even though pdf downloads (pink) are available for some patterns, it would be a good idea to check out the respective blog post (blue) - there is always some additional tip, detail, picture, or explanation.
  • Green shows where (and when) a pattern was shared or published. (OTC- Georgia Seitz's Online Tatting Class, PTG - Palmetto Tat Days, etc.)
  • At the end, is a peek into how I designed some of the patterns - numerous paths ! 
last updated : Sept 15, 2021

Since it is not possible to upload all pics in this page, I am creating Google Docs files 
for each category, with a pic of each pattern along with links. 
The respective G-docs link will be posted under each category here 
- July 25, 2019


Bookmarks, Insertions

Ribbon (SOUP*) Bookmarks
Eleonore's Pattern 1 bookmarks - to be shared 
Radiant Sun Paperclip pdf link OTC May 2017
Patchwork Bookmark - using Snowflake Hauck (see under snowflakes).
>>>>>> 2018
Charmed Cross bookmark - prototype
Better Than Nothing bookmark derived from magic square pdf link (2020)
>>>>>> 2019
Positivity Awareness Ribbon with pdf
Tape Lace  bookmark adaptation
Italian Connection bookmark adaptation (Patty's square motif pattern pdf)
Positivity ribbon hairband
>>>>>>> 2020
Square Diamond motif Bookmark - adapted from Endrucks' patt 37


Rings n Curves Bookmark tail
Cluny Braid  pdf link

Coasters, Doilies, Laces, Mats

Concentric Squares Coaster (derivation shared with  OTC Nov 2015 ) pattern to be written
Points n Curves Coaster (derivation shared with  OTC Nov 2015 ) pattern to be written
Coaster from Magic Square - pattern ideas
Sunburst Coaster  (to be shared)
Aspiration Doily  (ongoing trials)
Clover Wreath Coaster and Mat (pdf soon) - doily with edging.

>>>>>>> 2018
Magic Pathways for Fortuna Square Mat
Butterfly Squares
Scrappy Doily adaptation

DESIGN ROUND ROBIN 2018 (Craftree)
1. Hexaflower doily pdf link
2. Dancing Peacocks doily pdf link
3. Septagon doily pdf link
4. Sunny Day doily pdf link

>>>>>>> 2019
Valley of Flowers Mandala coaster/doily (adaptation)
Repetition Doily pdf link .

Clover Wreath Doily with edging
Pinwheel Coaster (or Tatted Quilt Block) - colour adaptation of magic square, with edging.(pdf soon)
Peony - Rounds 1-2 ; Rounds 3-5 ; Rounds 6-8 ; Round 9 (final).
Butterfly Bandhan Square Coaster - idea


Unnamed Edging prototype – to be shared
Coats n Clark Tatted Edging 295 (vintage to modern with many adaptations),  OTC Mar 2017bellaonline Mar 9 2017 OTC Apr, 2017complete Reoriented (May 2017) one pass pattern with text pdf link; diagram-only pdf link     
Needleart 1921 (Vol 8 issue 3) Edgings (vintage to modern) - bellaonline Newsletter July 14 2017  :
Edging #7 with pattern pdf  ; Edging #3 with pattern pdf ; Edging #2 with pattern pdf & bracelet variation ;
Edging #4 with pattern pdf ;
>>>>>>> 2018
Butterfly Edging
Tiny Heart Circular edging - diagram-only pdf 
>>>>>>> 2019
From This to Tat - edging, bookmark, insertion, ...
Happy Hands edging - modern version of Endrucks' pattern #1


NeoVintage Heart  prototype
Magic Heart  pdf link  ; see new pdf under 2020
Heart Block Doodle prototype 
Trailing Hearts (see under Jewelry – Ears)
Have a Heart - prototype using 1 shuttle
>>>>>>>> 2019
Buddy Hearts jointly with Anita Barry (2018 post) main pdf link ; diagram-only pdf . OTC Feb 11 2019 ; published in IOLI Bulletin Summer 2020; Budding Heart variation by Krystyna Mura 
Blossoms Heart adaptation by Krystyna Mura
Sharon's Heart adaptations
>>>>>>>>> 2020
Sway My Heart - (decorating fun) prototype round1 ; prototype round2 ; final pattern and variations.
NeoVintage Heart DAL - pdf link ; variation (Anita) .
Elizabeth Heart #1 and #2 - prototypes
Hidden Rose Heart (adaptation) by Anita Barry
Magic Heart (new diagram) pdf link
>>>>>>>>> 2021

Holidays, Festivals

Tatting for Holi  (shared with OTC Oct 2016 as Halloween candy!)  
Cross pattern ideas derived from magic square and from joining small heart motifs. see 2020
Clover Wreath - Poinsettia  pdf link 
>>>>>>>> 2018
Cluny Diya for Diwali prototype
>>>>>>>> 2019
Budding Dahlia rakhi - pattern combining Budding Dahlia snowflake and Starlet (listed under 25 Snowflake Project)
>>>>>>>>> 2020
AppliTech Rakhi
Magic Square Cross - see under Jewelry - Neck pdf link
Free Together or Tiranga Bracelet (flag colours)
>>>>>>>>> 2022
Fruit Bowl - 

Jewelry - Ears

Trailing Hearts Earrings , pdflink (shared with OTC Jun 2015)
Jewelry Medallion Earrings pdf  Tut to add findings , pdf link (shared with OTC Oct 2015 as Curled Ring Earrings)  
Charmed Cross earrings pattern and pdf link

Jewelry - Hands

"Blossoming Bonds" Rakhi/Bracelet
GeomeTATic Bracelet a prototype
Kadaa or bangle bracelet a prototype with shared process and stitchcount - to be worked further
Bracelet pattern ideas derived from magic square and from joining small heart motifs.
Trailing Hearts (see Bookmarks) 
Block Heart Bracelet pictorial pdf link   OTC Feb 2017 ; published in De Frivolité(k)ring 2018 #1 (35)
Mustard fields bracelet OTC Apr 2017 
Rakhi 2017
Vintage Bracelet from Needleart 1921 Edging #2 pdf link
Noorjahan's Rubies - Bracelet or Choker, pdf link
Noorjahan's Rubies - Ring or Brooch, diagram-only pdf for PTG 2017
Ice Drop Enchained - prototype
Royal Wave bangle
Buttercup Trellis braid/bracelet
Sunrise Sunset bracelet
2-Tone Cluny bracelet
>>>>>>>>> 2019
CRC SOUP bracelet - first peek
CRC Sequin bracelet - first peek
From This to Tat bracelet
Tatted Rope jewellery - generic pattern
Lock-Laced bracelet / choker
Free Together Bracelet
Square Diamond motif bracelet - adaptation of Endrucks' patt #37

Jewelry - Neck

Rustic Leaf Pendant  (shared with the Beginner Class (NSAN), Aug 20, 2015)
Curly Cross Pendant   published in De Frivolité(k)ring 2017 #2 (34)
Wreath Necklace
Sea Pearl Pendant - using Ice Drop idea with seashell and pearl - process
Block Heart Pendant / Brooch  pdf soon  
Marigold Necklace/'toran'  pdf link  OTC Apr 2017 
Spring Garland pdf link OTC Apr 2017 
Noorjahan's Rubies - a parure - complete jewelry set (necklace, earrings, ring, bracelet) with written instructions alongside diagrams. pdf link 
Sea Pearl Pendant - freestyle tatting around a shell with pearl within.
>>>>>>>>>>> 2018
Charmed Cross Pendant - prototype. pattern and pdf link
Blossoms Yin-Yang Pendant/Bracelet with Motifs 13 & 15
Elana pendant/necklace ice drop adaptation
Echoes from the Past cross adaptations prototypes
Dancing Peacocks pendant pdf.
Golden Arches necklace adaptation of vintage edging
Magic Square Cross and Huguenot Cross Pendant - pdf link
see Mulberry Earrings/pendant and Lock-Laced bracelet/choker

Motifs & Medallions

Rosette Enchained (first glimpse) to be shared soon (see under Snowflake Project 2019)
Triangle Motifs prototype 
Motifs from Magic Square - pattern ideas   
Triangles from Magic Square - pattern ideas  
Tiny Heart Motifs - pattern ideas
Single Shuttle medallions/motifs : Star of Halves ; Tiny Wildflower ; Rambling - prototype ; Undulating motifs - prototypes ;
Quatrefoil Series - Medallions : Q Triangles with pdf ; Q Squares and a flower with pdf ;
Clover Wreath Medallion  - poinsettia version pdf   medallion published in Talking Tatting
Lotus Medallion or Flower - prototype pattern (pdf soon)
The Pinwheel
Penta Fleur - diagram-only pdf
Enchanting Cross (adapted from Usha Shah's Enchanting Square)
>>>>>>>>>>> 2018
Charmed Cross - prototype. pattern and pdf link
Dancing Peacocks medallion & earrings with pdf Pendant & Earrings updated 2019 pdf 
Classic Square with pdf & Heart Square with pdf for Tat a Brussels' Monument . pub in Tri-Tatters newsletter Mar 2018
Star Flower
Butterfly Squares
Blossoms Motifs - see also under Nature 2D (Blossoms Project)
Blossoms Heart using Motifs 10, 11 & 12
Blossoms Square - Motifs 7 & 8
Blossoms Corner for hanky or saree
>>>>>>>> 2019
Windowpane Square prototypes
Rosette Enchained medallion and Ice Drop prototypes
Celtic Ice Drop
DYJ adaptation of Daniela's Filigree motif
Square Motif by Patty Castagno pdf
Square Wave motif - pattern.
Treble Arches Flower Motif - with pattern
Square Diamond Motif - adaptation of Endrucks' pattern #37
Folded Fun motifs - square, star, snowflake, Stupa 


Nature 2D

Ring In The Bouquet , pdf with diagrams  shared with OTC  Oct 2016
Freeform doodle – prototype  
Block Leaf – prototype
Snail Doodle – prototype
Oak Leaf - prototype 
Spring Garland with marigolds, mustard fields and jasmine buds strung together pdf link  OTC Apr 2017
>>>>>>>>>>> 2018
"make me pretty" Butterfly - be inspired by the prettified Variations sent in and my own.

Blossoms Project 2018-2019 (final posts in 2021) : Motif #1 ; Motifs 2 & 3 ; Motif 3 (rev) & 4 ; Motifs 5 & 6 ; Motifs 7 & 8 ; Corner & Motif 9 ; Motifs 10 - 15 ; Motifs 16-20 ; Motifs 21-30
Motifs 31-35 ; Motifs 36-41 .
Cornucopia of Blossoms (using motifs 1-20) - motifs arranged for bouquets , butterflies , squares , heart , bracelets/pendants , wreaths/garlands , edging.
More combo ideas (using motifs 21-30 and 31-41) - heart, butterflies, garland/wreath, bookmarks, edgings, square frame, birds, yin-yang bracelets/pendants, spinning wheels.

Tatted Moth (adapted from angel)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2019
Dahlia motif adaptation of Ninetta's motif
MatheMagical Tree - pdf link (with overlapping)

>>>>>>>>>> 2020
Butterfly Bandhan derivative ideas - Maple Leaf , Peacock, Tree
Wonky Spunk Tree with pdf link
DYJ Rose - plain and beaded


Shamrock adaptation of Happy Hands Heart (Endrucks' #1) by Diana Howe
Happy Hands Sunfloweradaptation of Endrucks' pattern #1

Nature 3D

Rustic Leaf (veins) pdf OTC (NSAN special fall class Aug 2015)
Tiny Heart Poppy PART 2 with leaf sprig and buds
3D Pond Reed – prototype 
Sunflower with leaves – prototype 
Spiderwort doodle -   prototype
Maga Leaves – prototype
Floral Sprig - prototype
3D Carnation - prototype
3D Tree Trunk for miniature conifer
>>>>>>>>>>> 2018
3D Carnation
Blossoms Butterfly - prototype ; model 2 ;
Coloured Cluny Butterfly  pdf link.
>>>>>>>> 2019
3D Curled Rose & Rose bud prototypes
Leaves for rose prototype
Peony Wreath

Snowflake Sparkle , pdf link (shared with OTC Feb 2016 )
Snowflake (6-Pointed Motif) (Snowflake Hauck), pdf with diagram. for OTC/Bellaonline (not shared/published yet)
Mardi Gras Snowflake (an adaptation)
>>>>>>>>>> 2019
Sharon's snowflake adaptation


1. Paisley snowflake pdf link
2. Aspiration snowflake pdf link
3. Spin Away snowflake 4 patterns in one pdf link
4. Minarets in the Sky snowflake 2 versions in one pdf link ; adaptation by Grace Atkinson.
5. MatheMagical Star - several versions in one pdf link ; around a bauble by Daniela Bogacka 
11. Snowflake Sparkle revisited -
12. MatheMagical Bells - 2D ; 3D design process; pdf link (2D & 3D)
13. Mutant snowflake - trials ;
14. Hidden Rose snowflake - pdf link  Pattern worked in Clockwise direction with pdf link  ; pattern worked in 2 rounds continuously by Natalia Shakhnova ; Melanie's pathway Without paper clip ;
earring adaptation by Krystyna Mura ; 
heart adaptation by Anita Barry pdf link (taught at PTD 2020)
ice drop adaptation by Margaret Davies ; Krystyna Mura.
15. Wreath snowflake (& ice drop) - prototype pattern
16. Frost Flower - design process ; pictorial pattern ; 12-point variation
17. Icy Rivulet Star and Snowflake - with pattern
18. Silver Linings snowflakes - 4 versions - pdf link
19. Swirl Wave snowflakes (small & large) - with pattern
20. Heartland snowflakes 2 versions -  design process ; Basic pattern ; Rainbow version pattern
Balloon and Peacock adaptations by Anita Barry

21. ConcentriCITY snowflake - small & medium patterns
22. ConcentriCITY Towers - with pattern
23. Folded Fun Star and Snowflake - and more shapes ;
24. Double Dotted Snowflake -
25. Wonky Spunk Tree - pattern post and pdf link
I won the challenge!!!

Vintage Patterns in modern style

1. Endrucks 1920 Project (ongoing) in Google Docs 
2. This From That in Google Docs : Magic Square Derivatives - Magic in Magic Square pdf link (published in IOLI Chapter Gift 2020)

a helping hand - Guest Patterns (with pdf)

Rose Bookmark by Coretta Dee Loughmiller. my post
Kiss Kiss Fish by Carollyn Brown. my post
Rainbow Coin Tatting Purse by Anita Barry my post
I Love You More heart necklace & earrings pattern by Anita Barry my post
Laura Angel and Itsy-Bitsy Angels by Anita Barry my post
Picoted Zigzag Chain Bookmark by Sheetal Kakodkar
Fruit Bowl by Paola Bevilacqua my post


Ideas, Paths, Processes
& Diagramming

This from That Magic - Google Docs

QUICK DESIGNING &/or DIAGRAMMING : A  Cheater's Perspective ;-P 
Using One Tiny Motif to Create Designs  I used Monica's Peace & Tolerance Tiny Heart as a starting point for many possible patterns & ended up creating a 3D Poppy flower with it !
Free Tatting template - tatting diagrams for direct use. .svg link
Inkscape hack #1 - How to draw a row of chains
Inkscape Hack #2 for instant skeletal designs - A rosette template is converted into a quatrefoil motif which are put together to create a series of Quatrefoil medallions and more ! pdf link to the hack
Inkscape hack #3 - tweaking picots and chains with just One Node !

A fun journey into how to view large patterns & derive patterns from them. I used Magic Square from which umpteen patterns can be derived !
Motifs from Magic Square - square, octagonal, hearts, even a cross ! Both regular & irregular shapes.
Triangles from the Magic Square - triangular motifs & patterns. 
Edging patterns from the Magic Square - possible edgings, insertions, bookmarks, crosses, broad laces, and bracelets! 

Sharing some of my paths towards designing my own patterns ...
Design Process for Spiral Snowflake using Sketch Guru app 
Bonds of Love Bracelet/Rakhi adding beads and adapting into a bracelet 
The Heart Within : giving new life to a wrongly tatted snowflake
Split Colour Edging : the design & tatting trial paths 
Neemiss Snowflake - from needle tatting design to shuttle tatting, a necklace turns into a snowflake !
Inchies - perfect 1 inch tatted squares from grid sketches. 
Reflected Nights snowflake - a different version emerges from wrongly attached rings !
Curly Cross Pendant - how a tutorial piece became a cross !
Spiral Snowflake - using Sketchguru app and 'collective wisdom'
Rustic Leaf Pendant - using a paper sketch to work a pattern into 3D freeform
Square Wave , Dancing Peacocks , Inter-Sections - prototypes and trials 
Celtic Ice Drop process - post 1 ; post 2 ; post 3.
Repetition Doily design process - part 1part 2part 3part 4

                     Stop a few minutes to say Hello through a comment on the blog, or my email
happy tatting with a muskaan always :-)  
(muskaan means smile)


  1. So much talent !! Your TIPS always come in handy. I must try some of your designs. Thanks for all you design and share with us.
    Best wishes from Kolkata, India

    1. That is so sweet, Nivedita ! Thanks :-)
      Hope you are enjoying the festive season.
      Feel free to contact me if you encounter any problems.
      The Star Anise Studs are going to be taught by Georgia Seitz in the Oct. 26th Online Tatting Class , in case you wish to attend.
      Would love to see your tatting someday ....
      ((( Hugs )))

  2. wow wow wow I just love that poppy!!!!

    1. Thank you so very much, Suzanne . I apologize for the delay - just saw your comment while updating the page.

  3. Thank you for sharing your patterns....they are all lovely....just found your blog and i downloaded the spiral snowflake and plan to tat it today....it is unique and I a sure I will enjoy tatting it.

  4. Just finished tatting with one color.....let me just say again thank you...your pattern is very well written and illustrated!!!

    1. That was quick, Louine :-D
      Thanks for your lovely comment & so glad you enjoyed tatting it.
      Hope you try out some other patterns as well

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    1. Welcome, Don :-) Hope you enjoy tatting a few & feel free to ask in case of doubts.

  6. Wow, wow, wow... I didn't realise you had been so prolific! Well done, very well done! :-)

    1. If I can carry on at this pace, I'll need to add a new page for patterns next year ;-P (((Grace)))

  7. gracias por tanta enseñanza

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your free patterns. There are so many of us that can't afford to buy patterns on Etsy or even the tatting books, so it is so gracious of you that do offer your patterns for free...they say "Coping is the greatest form of flattery." p.s. I will be using my doily for a snood!

    1. You are most welcome, Maggie :-))) I hope you enjoy the patterns and remember me when you wear your snood ;-D Copy away !!!

  9. Although I follow your blog, I truly was not aware of the treasure trove of patterns you have to share. At this most difficult of times around the world, your generous gift is very much appreciated. Thank you again.

    1. My pleasure, Terry 💕 Hopefully this year, all categories will be in Google Docs where it is easy to update and add pics of tatted model.
      Enjoy and stay safe 🍀🌹🍀

  10. Thank you. That wa such a generous thing to do.
    Elizabeth B.

    1. My pleasure, Elizabeth 🌹🌹🌹 Just wish there were more hours to dedicate to complete all pending patterns!

  11. Thank you for these beautifull paterns