Tatting Patterns & Designs

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Free Patterns in Tatting 
Sharing my original  patterns and adaptations 
as well as possible patterns & designs ...

I always enjoy hearing from you. So come and say Hi through a comment on the blog, or my email
Due to the increasing number of patterns, individual images have been sacrificed. 
Categories are listed in alphabetical order. 
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.
Georgia Seitz has been kind enough to share many of the patterns with her Online Tatting Class. Dates (with links) are included in red
At the end, is a peek into how I designed some of the patterns - numerous paths !

happy tatting with a muskaan :-)  

last updated : Apr 21, 2017 --- still updating
New patterns are listed at end of each category

Bookmarks, Insertions

Rings n Curves Bookmark tail
Cluny Braid  pdf link

Coasters, Laces

Concentric Squares Coaster (derivation shared with  OTC Nov 2, 2015 ) pattern to be written
Points n Curves Coaster (derivation shared with  OTC Nov 2, 2015 ) pattern to be written
Sunburst Coaster  (to be shared)
Coaster from Magic Square - pattern ideas


Unnamed Edging prototype – to be shared
Coats n Clark Tatted Edging 295 (vintage to modern with many adaptations) pdf link,  OTC Mar 13, 2017bellaonline Mar 9 2017 , pdf for all 5 rows in one pass - OTC Apr, 2017.


NeoVintage Heart  prototype
Heart Block Doodle prototype 
Trailing Hearts (see under Jewelry – Ears)

Holidays, Festivals

Tatting for Holi  (shared with OTC - Oct 31, 2016 as Halloween candy!)  
Diya for Diwali prototype for Diwali. 
Cross pattern ideas derived from magic square and from joining small heart motifs.

Jewelry - Ears

Trailing Hearts Earrings , pdf link (shared with OTC, Jun 8, 2015)
Jewelry Medallion Earrings pdf  Tut to add findings , pdf link (shared with OTC, Oct 19, 2015 as Curled Ring Earrings)  

Jewelry - Hands

"Blossoming Bonds" Rakhi/Bracelet
GeomeTATic Bracelet a prototype
Kadaa or bangle bracelet a prototype with shared process and stitchcount
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
Mustard fields bracelet OTC Apr 2017

Jewelry - Neck

Rustic Leaf Pendant  (shared with the Beginner Class (NSAN), Aug 20, 2015)
Marigold Necklace/'toran'  pdf link  OTC Apr 2017 
Spring Garland  pdf link  OTC Apr 2017

Motifs & Medallions

Rosette Enchained to be shared soon
Triangle Motifs prototype 
Motifs from Magic Square - pattern ideas   
Triangles from Magic Square - pattern ideas  
Tiny Heart Motifs - pattern ideas

Nature 2D

Ring In The Bouquet , pdf with diagrams  shared with OTC - Oct 10, 2016
Super 17 Butterfly (2D)  , pdf link of 2D version  shared with OTC – Feb 29, 2016
Freeform doodle – prototype  
Block Leaf – prototype
Snail Doodle – prototype
Spring Garland with marigolds, mustard fields and jasmine buds strung together OTC Apr 2017

Nature 3D


Snowflake (6-Pointed Motif) , pdf with diagram. for OTC/Bellaonline (not shared/published yet)
Oriental Arches Snowflake - to be shared

Ideas, Paths, & Processes

QUICK DESINGING : 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 !

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'


  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.