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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Pinterest Tatted Dress Pattern

This pattern was from a picture I found on Pinterest for a challenge and I have produced this dress from the picture. There was no pattern on Pinterest for the dress so this is my interpretation of how the dress was tatted, and this is my written pattern from dress I produced.

I used No 5 thread to make this dress, I found the thinner threads do not work with this pattern, but it’s up to you what thread you try. 

Two shuttles or ball and shuttle whichever is your preference

-           Picots
-          +  Join to picots
-          Vsp  very small picots used for joining.

The dress pattern starts at the top and works downwards

1st row  chain start with a paper clip 2-2-2-2-2-2-2 vsp 5 vsp 5 vsp 2-2-2-2-2-2-2 vsp 5 vsp 5          vsp Join at the paperclip

2nd row chain  2 + join to the 1st vsp (you now have the 1st strap for the dress) continue with         5 +(join at the next vsp), vsp 5 + (join at the next vsp) vsp, 2 + (leave the next part of the chain with the 6ps) (join at the next vsp), vsp 5 + (join to next vsp) vsp 5 + (vsp       join to the beginning of the 2nd chain.  You now have two straps with chains in        between which will form the body of the dress.

This starts the block part of the dress

1st row *  vsp 5 + (join to 1st vsp) vsp 5 + (join to next vsp)   vsp 5 + (join to next vsp) vsp 2         + (join to next vsp) vsp 5 + (join to next vsp) vsp 5 + (join to next vsp) vsp 2 + join    to beginning of row *

*Repeat until 7 rounds are made.

9th row  2- x 3 join to vsp repeat all the way

You can either do a split ring to next row or end off and start again

10th  row  start with a split ring 2-2/2-2 chain 2-2-1-1-2-2 ring 2+2+ (join to pervious row) 2-2 repeat all the way around to end
11th row  ring 2-2+2-2  *chain 1-1-1-1-1-1  ring 2+2+2-2 * repeat to end

Add either a bow or a flower on the waist of the dress.

A small strip of net folded in half and then stitched into the skirt inside is you wish,  this will keep the skirt full.



  1. Hello Margaret, I don't know if you remember me from Docrafts? Alison 59. I have just found your blog via Ginny's blog.

    What lovely creations :-)

    I would love to learn how to Tatt. Can you recommend a website or book please?

  2. How beautiful and delicate! It's lovely! Thanks for visiting my blog today! xx

  3. Thank you so much for writing this. I'm attempting to adapt this for a sylvannian dress. Wish me luck