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Check out my website at snapdragonlace.com where I'm blogging my progress as I work through the Priscilla Tatting Books from the early 1900s. I am updating the patterns using modern notation and ...

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4 non-double-stitch chains.

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(11) Name: 'Other : 4 non-double-stitch chains.
4 non-double-stitch chains.
4 non-double-stitch chains.
4 non-double-stitch chains.

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Tat a chain

Pattern Description:

Sometimes in tatting you want a chain that doesn't curl up like the normal double-stitch chain does. That's where these 4 stitches come in handy.

These are the instructions I use for my classes on different non-double-stitch chains. The instructions describe how to make the stitch and the handout also shows how to use these stitches to make quick and easy "thong" bookmarks.

These chains are used in some of my other patterns listen on Craftsy. (http://www.craftsy.com/user/572782/pattern-store) If you are tatting those patterns, I recommend you also download this handout as a reference.

Please note that the top example on the second picture is made of split rings. Instructions for split rings are NOT included in this handout.

Happy tatting!


  • Thread. Just a few feet is fine. This is a good project for clearing your shuttles.
  • Tatting shuttle or tatting needle, though some of the variations don't work well for needle tatting.

You Will Also Need:

  • Beads or charms to decorate your bookmarks.