Tuesday, November 13, 2012

new twist on tatting technique

 I don't know what this is called but I came up with an easier way to do it... = )  Please forgive my lack of technical terms... hopefully it's understandable anyway!

                                                Start by tatting the stitches up to the ring...

                                       Next, lay a cro-tat hook over the top of the tatting needle
                                                (you need to know how to cro-tat to do this)

                                              Tat the stitches of the ring onto the cro-tat hook.

                                                 Here's how I hold the needle and the hook ...

    When the stitches are complete for the ring, draw a loop of yarn through the stitches and pull the loops snug.

              Yarn over and draw the hook through both loops on the hook.  ( a crochet chain stitch)

Carefully remove the cro-tat hook and slip the tatting needle through the loop.

Tat the rest of the stitches for the remainder of the length..

Draw the tatting needle through to complete the length.

I hope this is helpful!


  1. What a great tip! Thanks for sharing. I've been practicing this tip with my Japanese tatting hook and needle tatting, and it works great. Thanks