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Tatting – Handkerchief edging

Learn to make a tatting edge to a handkerchief

by Craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

1 ball Crochet No. 40
A tatting shuttle
A handkerchief

Instructions

Depth of edging: five eights of an inch

TENSION
1 repeat measures half an inch approximately.

ABBREVIATIONS
D.s., double stitch; r., ring; ch., chain; p(s)., picot(s); sep., separated; cl., close; r.w., reverse work; rep., repeat.

TO MAKE
Tie ball and shuttle threads together. R. of 3 d.s., 5 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 7 d.s., join to last p. made, 3 d.s., 4 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 3 d.s., cl., r.w. *Ch. of 3 d.s., 4 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 3 d.s., r.w. R. of 3 d.s., 2 ps. sep. by 3 d.s.. 3 d.s., join to 3rd last p. on previous r., 3 d.s., 2 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 7 d.s., join to last p. made, 3 d.s., 4 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 3 d.s., cl., r.w.; rep. from * along side to next corner.

Ch. of 1 d.s., p., 1 d.s., r.w. R. of 3 d.s., join to last p. on previous r., 3 d.s., 4 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 7 d.s., join to last p. made, 3 d.s., 4 ps. sep. by 3 d.s., 3 d.s., cl., r.w.; rep. from first * 3 times more omitting last r. afend of last rep. and joining last p. on last r. to first p. on first r., join last ch. to base of first r.

TO COMPLETE
Tie ends, cut and over sew neatly on wrong side. Damp and pin out to measurements. Sew neatly to edge of handkerchief.

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