Free Tatting Patterns 3

For the last ten years, I’ve been creating a new tatting pattern once a month for the Be-stitchedstore newsletter,  During that time, I have posted many of them here for anybody to enjoy.  I hope you do!

I would be delighted if you were to tell your friends about my designs, and if you send them to my site.  Please feel free to post pictures of your finished work on your site or blog.  If you were to add a link back to the pattern, I would be grateful, but you don’t have to. You can also send the photo to me, and I’ll post it here.  If you want to tat any of these designs and sell your finished tatting, please feel free to do so.  Please contact me if you want to use my designs as part of a tatting class you are teaching.

Designing and writing out a pattern takes a lot of my time and energy.  Please respect my efforts by not calling my designs your own or by posting the pattern on your site or any other site.  Please post a link to my pattern instead. These designs are copyrighted, so if you do repost or claim them, you are not only hurting me, you are breaking the law.  This includes large corporations  (JoAnn).

If you have any questions at all about how you can use these patterns, please email me at nancy @


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Look for our paid tatting patterns here.

Tatted Scallops Edging

I wanted to create an edging that scallops and only attaches at the top of each scallop. This was a fun design to create! It’s fun and fast to stitch, too. I hope you enjoy it. This pattern uses two shuttles and is an intermediate beginner pattern. It requires two shuttles because of the little […]

Tatted Ornament

When I designed this ornament, I wanted something different than I had done before. All my other ornaments involve tying the tatting to the ball, but this one is added using small rust-proof sewing pins. If you look closely, you may be able to see some on the photograph. What I didn’t realize when I […]

Tatted Key Edging

This edging is surprisingly quick to tat and could be a fun one to play with. I think it would make a neat wedding garter. Just tat it several inches larger than the circumference of the bride’s thigh, finish the tatting by stitching the beginning to the end, then add some ribbon and elastic. This […]

Tatted Sunshine Motif

We’ve had a very unusual spring this year. We live in a semi-desert area, but this year we had rain almost every single day this month. It’s nice to know the reservoirs are full, but that many days without sun turned out to be hard for me. So I found myself tatting something in a […]

Tatted Half Square Triangle

We recently asked for pattern suggestions on our Facebook page, and got lots of great ideas. Thank you! One was a request for a tatted quilting motif to be used to make a whole quilt! Oh my! That is truly ambitious. So of course I couldn’t resist. Here is a pattern for a half square […]

Tatted Trees Edging

Earlier this month, I was driving through the countryside, trying to decide what to do for an pattern. I drove past a line of trees, and it occurred to me that it would be fun to figure out an edging made of trees. This pattern was fun to put together, and I hope you enjoy […]

Hugs and Kisses

I’ve been wanting to do a design that can easily be made any size for a while now. I really liked this idea, and since it looks like X’s and O’s to me, I’ve named the design Hugs and Kisses. This can be expanded to make placemats, a shawl, or anything else rectangular. I like […]

Tatted Baby’s Rattle

Here’s a fun little rattle for baby cards and decorating baby gifts. It would be great for scrapbooks or baby’s memory book, too.  And if you’re not needing anything for a baby right now, turn it on its side, and it becomes a topiary! At least that what it looks like to me. I used […]

Bruce Tatted Doily final row

Here’s the final installment of Bruce’s doily! Do you get impatient when you get to the final row of a doily? I do! I’m excited to be nearing the finish line, but it takes so long to stitch that last row. I hope you enjoy this doily as much as I have. Printable pattern I […]

Bruce’s Tatted Doily row 3

Here’s the third installment of Bruce’s doily. Just one more row after this one! This row is easy to tat, but looks awful before it’s blocked. The next row will hold all the clover leaf motifs together and will finish the whole doily nicely. I used Lizbeth Autumn Spice, Color 136 in size 20. Printable […]

Bruce’s Tatted Doily row 2

Here’s the second installment of Bruce’s doily. It’s interesting to me to see how he puts tatting together. This doily is meant to be any size you wish. Just put together as many of the center motifs as you want as long as they form a rectangle or a square once you’re done. I added […]

Bruce’s Tatted Doily row 1

I don’t normally do a doily pattern so soon after finishing one, but my husband, Bruce, told me he had a design for one in his mind. He wanted me to use it as my next free doily pattern. I was intrigued, and I just couldn’t resist, so here is the first row. Bruce also […]

Tatted Penguin

I found out that a sweet friend of mine collects penguins, and at the same time I received a request for a penguin pattern. It seemed to be the best choice for this month! I apologize about the crazy background color in this photo. This little guy just didn’t want his picture taken, and this […]

Tatted Moustache

Last month my youngest son got married, which required a road trip across Wyoming. A week later, I found myself on another unexpected trip across Wyoming. This time, we rode with my other son and his wife (the ones who got married last year). Since Bruce gets car sick in the back seat, I sat […]

Tatted Motif

My son’s wedding was wonderful! And like my other son’s wedding last year, I was sewing on my dress until the day before the wedding. I really hope I don’t end up doing that again when my daughter gets married someday. The dress was a v-neck, and rather deep. So I bought a modesty panel […]

“Cool” Tatted Sun

I worked on this pattern on and off throughout the winter, looking forward to sunnier, warmer days. Today was snowy and dreary, so it seemed a perfect time to finish it and send it to you! This is an experienced beginner pattern (because the glasses are a bit of a pain). It is about 1.5 […]

Tatted Heart

My favorite quilt shop announced a month ago that it was closing. Today was the last day, and I felt I wanted to do something for them to tell them thank you for the years they were open. So I designed this little heart, and tatted one for each of the owners. This is an […]

Tatted Angel Edging

These little angels started out as a single angel, but I was never satisfied with her skirt.  So I went a different direction and made an edging. The design includes a double picot for her halo.  If you’ve never done one before, don’t worry, it’s simple. This is a beginner pattern. I used Lizbeth White […]

Pansy Pendant

I saw this frame pendant and just couldn’t resist making something to go in it. I love pansies, and it just seemed right to tat one to put in the pendant. I used Lizbeth size 40 threads in Golden Yellow Medium Color 613, Leaf Green Medium Color 684, and Purple Iris Dark Color 647. Printable […]

Tatted Hat Magnet

In March, my beloved mother passed away.  She introduced me to sewing, tatting, quilting, counted cross-stitch, crocheting, and tole painting, and so much more.  For most of the month of April, my sister and I have been going through her sewing room and her quilting room (she had two!).  It has been less difficult than I […]


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Look for more free tatting patterns on page 1.
Look for more free tatting patterns on page 2.
Look for our paid tatting patterns here.