The Tatter's Treasure Chest

The Tatter's Treasure Chest

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep
     
 

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Over 100 outstanding tatting designs from long-out-of-print thread company leaflets, ranging from tiny coasters to a handsome checkerboard luncheon set. Instructions and photographs of each completed design. 84 halftones.
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Over 100 outstanding tatting designs from long-out-of-print thread company leaflets, ranging from tiny coasters to a handsome checkerboard luncheon set. Instructions and photographs of each completed design. 84 halftones.

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ISBN-13:
9780486263557
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
12/01/1990
Series:
Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
957,569
Product dimensions:
8.35(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.30(d)

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The Tatter's Treasure Chest


By Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1990 Dover Publications, Inc.
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ISBN: 978-0-486-15638-5



CHAPTER 1

DOILIES


Starlight Doily

Measures 11 inches in diameter Directions on page 24


Delectable Doilies

SONATA

... Materials: CLARK'S O.N.T. OR J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 20, 1 ball of White or Ecru.

Completed doily measures about 4¼ x 5 inches.

CENTER ... Use shuttle and ball of thread.

FIRST MOTIF ... R of 4 ds, 3 p's sep. by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl. * Rw, ch of 8 ds, p, 8 ds. Rw, r of 4 ds, join to last p of previous r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl. Repeat from * until 5th chain has been made. Make 6th r, joining as before, and also joining to 1st p of 1st r made. Rw. Make 6th ch as before, joining to base of 1st r made. Tie and cut.

Make second motif same as first, joining one ch to p on any ch of first motif. Make third motif same as last, joining one ch to p on ch of second motif, leaving 1 p free on second motif, between joining of 1st and 3rd motifs. Make fourth motif, joining 3 chains to corresponding p's on chains of first, second and third motifs, so that there are no free p's at center. This completes center of doily.

1st rnd of edge: * R of 4 ds, p. 4 ds, join to free p on ch of center, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 10 ds, p, 10 ds. Rw. Repeat from * 13 times. Join last ch to base of 1st r. Tie and cut.

Outer edge: R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join to p on ch of previous rnd, 4 ds, p, 4 ds. cl. * Rw, ch of 4 ds, 3 p's sep. by 2 ds, 4 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join to same p as previous r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 5 ds, 6 p's sep. by 2 ds, 5 ds. Rw, r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join to p of next ch, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl. Repeat from * around, joining last ch to base of 1st r made. Tie and cut.


SPRINGTIME

... Materials: CLARK'S O.N.T. OR J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 20, 1 ball of White or Ecru.


Completed doily measures about 7 inches in diameter.

Use shuttle and ball of thread.

Center ... R of 3 ds, 3 p's s sep. by 3 ds. 3 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 9 ds, p, 9 ds. * Rw, r of 3 ds, join to last p of previous r, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 9 ds, p, 9 ds. Repeat from * 8 more times, joining 3rd p of 10th r to 1st p of 1st r, and joining 10th ch to base of 1st r. Tie and cut. 1st rnd: * R of 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ch of center, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 5 ds, 3 p's sep. by 5 ds, 5 ds. Repeat from * 9 more times. Join last ch to base of 1st r. Tie and cut.

2nd rnd: R of 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to 1st p on ch of 1st rnd, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. * Rw, ch of 8 ds. R of 6 ds, p, 6 ds, cl. Ch of 6 ds. Rw, r of 3 ds, join to p of adjacent r, 3 ds, join to 2nd p on ch of 1st rnd, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 6 ds. R of 6 ds, p, 6 ds. Ch of 6 ds. Rw, r of 3 ds, join to p of adjacent r, 3 ds, join to 3rd p on ch of 1st rnd. 3 ds, p. 3 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 6 ds. R of (, ds, p, 6 ds, cl. Ch of 6 ds. Rw, r of 3 ds, join to p of adjacent r, 3 ds, join to 1st p of next ch of 1st rnd, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. Repeat from * around, joining 3rd p of 30th r to 1st p of 1st r, and joining last ch to base of 1st r. Tie and cut. 3rd rnd: R of 6 ds, join to free p of r on 2nd rnd, 6 ds, cl. R of 6 ds, join to free p of next r of 2nd rnd, 6 ds, cl. * Rw. ch of 8 ds. R of 6 ds, p, 6 ds, cl. Ch of 8 ds. Rw, r of 6 ds, join to same p as previous r, 6 ds, cl. R of 6 ds, join to p of next r of 2nd rnd, 6 ds, cl. Repeat from * around, joining last ch to base of 1st r. Tie and cut. 4th rnd: R of 4 ds, 3 p's sep. by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl. * R of 4 ds, join to last p of adjacent r, 2 ds, 5 p's sep. by 2 ds, 4 ds, cl. R of 4 ds, join to last p of previous r, 4 ds, 2 p's sep. by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 5 ds, p, 5 ds, join to free p of r on 3rd rnd, 5 ds, p, 5 ds. Rw, r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join to center p of adjacent r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl. Repeat from * around, joining last ch to base of 1st r. Tie and cut.


Cluster Doily


... Materials: CLARK'S O.N.T. OR J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 20, 1 ball of White or Ecru.

A piece of linen, 8 inches square. Completed doily measures about 9½ inches in diameter. Edging measures about 1 inch wide.

Cut circle of linen 7½ inches in diameter, and hem. Use shuttle and ball of thread. 1st rnd: R of 4 ds, 3 p's sep. by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl (1st ring). * Rw, sp (1/8-inch). R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl. Rw, sp, r of 4 ds, join to last p of adjacent r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl (2nd ring). Rw. sp, r of 4 ds, join to p of adjacent r, 2 ds, 5 p's sep. by 2 ds, 4 ds, cl. Rw, sp, r of 4 ds, join to last p of adjacent r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl (3rd ring). Rw, sp, r of 4 ds, join to last p of adjacent r, 4 ds, cl. Rw, sp, r of 4 ds, join to last p of adjacent r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl.

Repeat from * until piece measures 26 inches, making edging into a circle by joining 3rd ring to the 1st p on 1st ring made, rw, sp, t of 4 ds, join to last p of adjacent r, 4 ds, cl. Tie and cut. 2nd rnd: * R of 4 ds, 3 p's sep. by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl. Rw, make a ch of 5 ds, join to center p of 3rd ring of 1st rnd, 5 ds, join to center p of 2nd ring of 1st rnd. 5 ds, join to center p of 1st ring of 1st rnd, 5 ds. Let ball hang. Rw and repeat from * around. Join to 1st r of 2nd rnd. Tie and cut. Sew to linen.


Limelight

MATERIALS:

CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 20, 1 ball of White or Ecru.

Completed doily measures about 9½ inches long, by 7 inches wide.

First Motif ... R of 2 ds, 5 p's sep. by 2 ds, 4 ds, lp (¼ inch high), 4 ds, 5 p's sep. by 2 ds, 2 ds, cl. R of 10 ds, 3 p's sep. by 5 ds, 10 ds, cl. * Rw, leave no sp, r of 10 ds, 3 p's sep. by 5 ds, 10 ds, cl, join to base of last r. Sp ( inch), r of 4 ds, join to p of adjacent r, 8 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 8 ds, cl. Rw, leave no sp, r of 4 ds, join to p of adjacent r, 8 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 8 ds, cl, join to base of last r. Sp (¼ inch), r of 3 ds, join to p of adjacent r, 7 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 7 ds, cl. Rw, leave no sp, r of 3 ds, join to p of adjacent r, 7 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 7 ds, cl, join to base of last r. Sp (1/8 inch), r of 3 ds, join to p of adjacent r, 7 ds, p, 7 ds, join to corresponding p of next r, 3 ds, cl. Tie and cut (spray made). R of 2 ds, 4 p's sep. by 2 ds, 2 ds, join to corresponding p of 1st r of previous spray, 4 ds, join to lp, 4 ds, 5 p's sep. by 2 ds, 2 ds, cl. Rw, r of 10 ds, join to corresponding p of next r of previous spray, 5 ds, join to next p, 5 ds, p, 10 ds, cl. Repeat from * until there are 6 sprays in all, joining last spray to p's of both 5th and 1st sprays.

Second Motif ... Same as First Motif until 7 r's of 1st spray have been made. Sp (1/8 inch), r of 3 ds, join to p of adjacent r, 7 ds, join to free p at end of any spray of First Motif, 7 ds, join to corresponding p of next r of Second Motif, 3 ds, cl. Tie and cut. Work 2nd spray same as 2nd spray of First Motif, but joining last r to next spray of First Motif same as previous spray was joined. Complete Second Motif same as First Motif (no more joinings).

Third Motif ... Same as Second Motif joining 1st spray to spray of First Motif preceding 1st joining of First and Second Motifs, join 2nd spray to same p where 1st spray of Second Motif was joined, join 3rd spray to next spray of Second Motif.

Fourth Motif ... Same as Second Motif, joining to Second and Third Motifs the same way that Third Motif was joined to First and Second Motifs.

Fill-in-Motif ... R of 4 ds, 9 p's sep. by 2 ds, 4 ds, cl. R of 4 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 2 ds, p, 2 ds, p, 2 ds, join to 1st free p of any spray ( counting from center of motif), 2 ds, 5 p's sep. by 2 ds, 4 ds, cl. R of 4 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 2 ds, 4 p's sep. by 2 ds, 2 ds, join to 1st free p (from center) of spray of next motif, 2 ds, 3 p's sep. by 2 ds, 4 ds, cl. R of 4 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 2 ds, 8 p's sep. by 2 ds, 4 ds, cl. R of 4 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 2 ds, p, 2 ds, p, 2 ds, join to next spray as before, 2 ds, 5 p's sep. by 2 ds, 4 ds, cl. R of 4 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 2 ds, 4 p's sep. by 2 ds, 2 ds, join to next spray, 2 ds, p, 2 ds, p, 2 ds, join to adjacent p of 1st r, 4 ds, cl. Tie and cut. Fill in all sps between motifs in same way.


Sunburst

MATERIALS:

CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 30, 1 ball of White or Ecru, or 2 balls of any color.

Completed doily measures about 8 inches in diameter.

Use shuttle and ball of thread.

1st rnd: Sr of 4 ds, lp (½ inch high), 4 ds, cl. Ch of 10 ds. Rw, lr of 6 ds, p. 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 6 ds, cl. Ch of 10 ds. * Rw, sr of 4 ds, join to lp, 4 ds, cl. Ch of 10 ds. Rw, lr of 6 ds, join to adjacent p of previous lr, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 6 ds, cl. Ch of 10 ds. Repeat from * until there are 16 sr's and 16 lr's, joining last lr to 1st p of 1st lr. Join last ch to base of 1st sr. Tie and cut. 2nd rnd: Lr of 6 ds, p (slightly longer than in previous row), 5 ds, join to any free p of 1st rnd, 5 ds, p, 6 ds, cl. * Rw, ch of 8 ds, p, 8 ds. Rw, lr of 6 ds, join to adjacent p of previous lr, 5 ds, join to next free p of 1st rnd, 5 ds, p, 6 ds, cl. Repeat from * around joining last ch to base of 1st lr. Tie and cut.

First Point ... R of 3 ds, 3 p's sep. by 3 ds, 3 ds, cl. R of 3 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 3 ds, join to free p of 2nd rnd, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. R of 3 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 4 ds, p, 4 ds. Rw, r of 4 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 5 ds, p, 5 ds. Rw, r of 5 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 6 ds, p, 6 ds. Rw, r of 6 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 6 ds, p, 6 ds. Rw, r of 5 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 5 ds, p, 5 ds. Rw, r of 4 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 4 ds, p, 4 ds. Rw, r of 3 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. * R of 3 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. Repeat from * once more. Rw, ch of 4 ds, join to p of adjacent ch, 4 ds. Rw, r of 4 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 5 ds, join to p of adjacent ch, 5 ds. Rw, r of 5 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 6 ds, join to p of adjacent ch, 6 ds. Rw, r of 6 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, p, 6 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 6 ds, join to p of adjacent ch, 6 ds. Rw, r of 5 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, p, 5 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 5 ds, join to p of adjacent ch, 5 ds. Rw, r of 4 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 4 ds, join to p of adjacent ch, 4 ds, join to base of 1st ring. Tie and cut.

Second Point ... R of 3 ds, 3 p's sep. by 3 ds, 3 ds, cl. R of 3 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 3 ds, join to next free p of 2nd rnd (to right of previous joining), 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. R of 3 ds, join to adjacent p of previous r, 3 ds, join to p of adjacent r of previous point, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl. Continue working 2nd point same as 1st point, joining the next 3 r's to adjacent r's of previous point. Finish as for 1st point. Tie and cut. Make 14 more points same as 2nd point, joining 4 r's of last point to adjacent 4 r's of 1st point. Tie and cut.


Duet Doily

COATS CHAIN * MERCER-CROCHET NO. 20 (20 Gr). I BALL SELECTED COLOUR. I BALL EACH OF TWO CONTRASTING COLOURS. TATTING SHUTTLE.

MEASUREMENT: 11 in. in diameter.

With selected colour, tie ball and shuttle threads together.


1st Row: R of 4 ds., 3 p's sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl. Rw, ch of 3 ds, 4 p's sep by 2 ds, 3 ds, rw, r of 4 ds, join to last p of previous r, 4 ds, 2 p's sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl, rw; repeat from 8 times more, joining last p of last r to first p of first r, ch of 3 ds, 4 p's sep by 2 ds, 3 ds, join to base of first r. Tie and cut.

2nd Row: Tie ball and shuttle threads together. R of 8 ds, join to first p of first ch of first row, 8 ds, cl, rw, ch of 7 ds, r of 8 ds, p, 8 ds, cl, ch of 7 ds, rw, r of 8 ds, miss one p, join to next p of same ch, 8 ds, cl, rw, ch of 7 ds, r of 8 ds., p, 8 ds, cl. Ch of 7 ds, rw, r of 8 ds, join to first p of next ch of first row, 8 ds, cl; repeat from ending with rw, ch of 7 ds, r of 8 ds, p, 8 ds, cl, ch of 7 ds, join to base of first r. Tie and cut.

3rd Row: With selected colour in shuttle and one of the contrasting balls tie threads together. R of 4 ds, P, 4 ds, join to p of r of second row, 4 ds, p, 4 ds., cl. Rw, ch of 4 ds, 3 p's sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, rw; repeat from joining last ch to base of first r. Tie and cut.

4th Row: With selected colour in both shuttle and ball tie threads together. R of 8 ds, join to p of ch of previous row, 8 ds, cl, rw, ch of 4 ds, p, 4 ds., rw; repeat from joining last ch to base of first r. Tie and cut.

5th Row: With selected colour in shuttle. R of 8 ds, join to p of ch of previous row, 8 ds, cl, rw, sp of in., r of 8 ds, p, 8 ds, cl, rw, sp of in.; repeat from, join to base of first r. Tie and cut.

6th Row: With selected colour in shuttle and other contrasting colour on ball tie threads together. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds., join to p of r of previous row, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl, rw, ch of 3 ds, 3 p's sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw; repeat from joining last ch to base of first r. Tie and cut.

7th Row: With selected colour in shuttle and ball tie threads together. R of 4 ds., p, 4 ds, join to centre p of ch of previous row, 4 ds, p, 4 ds., cl, rw, ch of 3 ds, 3 p's sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw; repeat from


Spiderweb Dresser Set

This looks more complicated than it really is. After working the first three rows of rings and chains it is only a matter of making rings with spaces between, which get longer as the doily grows.


COATS CHAIN * MERCER CROCHET NO. 40 (20 Gr). I BALL SELECTED COLOUR, TATTING SHUTTLE.


MEASUREMENTS

Round Doily—11 ins. in diameter.

Oval Doily—10 ins. × 16 ins.


ROUND DOILY (Make 2).

STAR

Tie ball and shuttle threads together, r of 8 ds, 1 p, 8 ds, cl. * Rw, ch of 4 ds, p, 6 ds, p, 4 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, join to 1 p of first r, 8 ds, cl; repeat from * 3 times more. Rw, ch of 4 ds, p, 6 ds, p, 4 ds. Join to base of first r. Tie and cut.

1st Row: R of 8 ds, join to any p of star, 8 ds, cl. * Rw, ch of 4ds, 1 p, 6 ds, 1 p, 4 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, join to next p on star, 8 ds, cl; repeat from * joining last ch to base of first r. Tie and cut.

2nd Row: As first row, joining to 1 p of first row.

3rd Row: R of 4 ds, join to any p on previous row, 4 ds, cl. * Sp of 3/4 in., r of 4 ds, join to next p on previous row, 4 ds, cl; repeat from * to end of row. Hereafter mark the end of each row.

4th Row: * Sp of 3/4 in., r of 4 ds, join to thread between next 2 r's on previous row, 4 ds, cl; repeat from * to end of row.

5th to 9th Row: Work same as 4th row, only making the sp between r's 1/4 in. longer.

10th Row: * Sp of 3/4 in., r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl, sp of 3/4 in., r of 4 ds, join to sp between next 2 r's on previous row, 4 ds, cl; repeat from * ending with sp of 3/4 in., r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl, sp of 3/4 in., join to r of previous row. Tie and cut.


OVAL DOILY

1st Row: R of 8 ds, 1 p, 8 ds, cl. * Rw, ch of (4 ds, p) twice, 4 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, join to 1 p of first r, 8 ds, cl; repeat from * once more—end made. Work long side as follows:—

* Rw, ch of 6 ds, p, 6 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, p, 8 ds, cl; repeat from ** 9 times more. Rw, ch of 6 ds, p, 6 ds. Make other end as follows:—Rw, r of 8 ds, 1 p, 8 ds, cl. (Rw, ch of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, rw, r of 8 ds, join to 1 p of this end r, 8 ds, cl) twice. Work along opposite side as follows:—Rw, ch of 6 ds, p, 6 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, join to corresponding p on long side of oval, 8 ds, cl. Continue thus across, joining last ch to base of first r. Tie and cut.

2nd Row: R of 8 ds, join to first p on first ch of previous row, 8 ds, cl. Rw, ch of (4 ds, p) twice, 4 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, join to next p on same ch, 8 ds, cl. Rw, ch of (4 ds, p) twice, 4 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, join to first p on next ch, 8 ds, cl. Rw, ch of (4 ds, p) twice, 4 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, join to next p on same ch, 8 ds, cl—end completed. * Rw, ch of 6 ds, p, 6 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, join to p on next ch, 8 ds, cl; repeat from * across to opposite end. Work other end and opposite side to correspond, joining last ch to base of first r. Tie and cut.

3rd Row: R of 8 ds, join to p on last ch of previous row, 8 ds, cl. * Rw, ch of (6 ds, p) twice, 6 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, join to free p, 8 ds, cl; repeat from * 6 times more—end completed. ** Rw, ch of 8 ds, p, 8 ds. Rw, r of 8 ds, join to next p on previous row, 8 ds, cl; repeat from ** across. Then work other end and opposite side to correspond, joining last ch to base of first r. Tie and cut.

4th Row: As 3rd row of round doily.

5th to 12th Row: As 4th row of round doily.

13th Row: As 10th row of round doily. Starch and press


Tatted Picot

Materials Required:

AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY

"GEM" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Article 35, Size 50

1 ball White or "STAR" TATTING CROCHET, Article 125

2 Balls White or color of your choice Tatting Shuttle

App. size: 10 ¾ inches in diameter for "GEM" Size 50; 9 inches in diameter for "STAR" TATTING CROCHET


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