Workbasket edging Oct. 1959
The familiar Workbasket magazine has patterns for all levels of experience in tatting. Myrtle Hamilton's collars of roses, Ila Frost's unique block tatted designs and even little bits of tatted lace jewelry all offer hours of tatting fun.
This is the Workbasket magazine from October 1959. This design, as was all too common back in those days, was by an anonymous needle artist. (I think Myrtle did a good job of identifying the designers where she could.)
The design is extremely simple and easy to tat. It is formal in style and would be enlivened by the use of brilliant colored threads.
CH = chain, p = picot, DS = double stitch, sep = separated by
If your hanky does not have prepared spokes into which to join, then you need a cloth-piercing crochet hook to make holes. Also you may take an awl or pattern pricker and make holes around the edge.
Using ball thread and or shuttle/needle or two shuttles join thread to hanky near a corner and commence the edging. NOTE: Actually I do not recommend joining tatted lace directly to the cloth in this manner. The tatting will long outlast the cloth. If the tatting is instead sewn on afterwards then the cloth may be easily replaced.
First row + (join) CH 5 - 5 - 5 - 5, leave 1/4" space, + (join to hanky) CH 5, 1/8" space, + (join) continue around in like manner.
Second row + (join into first picot from previous row) CH 5 + (join in next picot)
CH 5 - 5 - 5 - 5 + (join in next picot) repeat around.
Third row repeat row 2.
Last row may be repeated for width desired.
Again, the simplicity of this edging is its charm.
For more vintage pattern from this era see:
1959 January Vol. 24 #4 80 pgs, Pg 15 - Tiny Medallion, Pg 17 - Tatted Edge for Collar, Pg 19 - Two Color Tatted Edge, Pg 75 - Curtain Pull
1959 February Vol. 24 #5 96 pgs, Pg 14 - Edge, Pg 26 - Collar Trim, Pg 32 - Insertion
1959 March Vol. 24 #6 84 pgs, Pg 8 - Open Flower Place Mat
1959 April Vol. 24 #7 80 pgs, Pg 16 - Dainty Tatted Edge, Pg 51 - Modern Beauty Tatted Doily, Pg 77 - Ring Scallop Tatted Edge
1959 May Vol. 24 #8 48 pgs, Pg 5 - Hexagonal Tatted Doily, Pg 41 - Simple Tatted Scallop Edge
1959 June Vol. 24 #9 52 pgs, Pg 12 - Chair Set
1959 July Vol. 24 #10 48 pgs, Pg 34 - Cloverleaf Medallion
1959 August Vol. 24 #11, ? pgs,
1959 September Vol. 24 #12 84 pgs, Pg 5 - Tatted Drop Edging, Pg 19 - Tatted Heart Edge, Pg 22 - Filmy Tatted Collar
1959 October Vol. 25 #1 112 pgs, 25th ANV., Pg 85 - Long Picot Handkerchief Edging, Pg 96 - Loops of Chains Tatted Edge
1959 November Vol. 25 #2 80 pgs, Pg 8 - Tatted Shell Earrings, Pg 77 - Picot Fancy Tatted Edge
1959 December Vol. 25 #3 52 pgs, Pg 8 - Tatted Insertion and Edging
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