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Full-Sized Fingerless Gloves


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This listing is for the tatting pattern to my large fingerless gloves. These gloves were originally inspired by a small antique motif. I've included the instructions for this original motif and have diagrammed the large fingerless gloves. These gloves can be made from either size 10 or size 20 thread. (In the pictures above, the white gloves are size 20 thread and the others are size 10 thread.) This project uses basic rings and chains as well as a "non-double-stitch" chain such as a lock-chain or Josephine chain. These chains are no more difficult than a basic chain. I have a free downloadable handout available on Craftsy with instructions on a few of these chains (it also shows you how to use these stitches to create quick and easy "thong" bookmarks). You can find the instructions here: This pattern is also included in my booklet which covers 15 different variations and projects which can be created by adapting the original antique pattern. The listing for a PDF of that booklet is available here: You may not copy or distribute these patterns. However, you are free to give show or give away any anything made from these patterns. You may sell items made using my patterns, but must give credit to me as the designer and may not sell them online. If you teach tatting and would like to include any of my patterns in your class, please contact me first. Feel free to convo me with any additional questions or email me at Adobe Reader will be necessary to read this PDF. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Tat rings, chains and joins. Tat a non-double-stitch chain such as a Josephine Chain (aka spiral chain) or a lock-stitch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Easily adjustable to fit any wrist. Use size 20 thread for especially small wrists and size 10 thread for larger wrists.

Supplies Needed

  • Tatting shuttle or needle.
  • Size 10 or 20 tatting thread in one or two colors.
  • 2 bra-style hooks (just hooks, no eyes)

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Snapdragon Lace
Snapdragon Lace
Check out my website at 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 finding more modern uses for the projects. My grandmother tatted and as a kid I always wanted to learn how to do it, but was too young to get the hang of it. In college a friend and I spent a summer figuring out the basics from books and I've been addicted ever since! Now days I travel a lot and I take my tatting with me everywhere. It's a great conversation starter. It doesn't matter where I am, when I pull out the shuttles people always ask what I'm doing. We don't even have to speak the same language. I’ve shown tatting to North African men in Italy and Armenian women in Los Angeles. I love sharing tatting with others!