Tatting with a Crochet Hook
Tatting with a Crochet Hook Please compare the photo of a crochet designed for tatting with a regular crochet hook. The tatting crochet hool has a straight non-tapered shank similar to a tatting needle while a regular crochet hook has a tapered shank and often a wide spot for ease of handling in the center. Tatting with a Crochet Hook Instructions from 1869 Godey's Lady Book Vol. 78, page 271. This page of patterns was rescued from obscurity by Rebecca Hollenbaugh, former editor of Old Time Crochet And these instructions were typed and the scans of the diagrams made usable by Tammy Rodgers. "Tat over the crochet hook, instead of over the thread with a shuttle. The double knots are worked over the hook in the same manner as with a shuttle over the thread, and the latter is drawn through by the hook. the thread goes in it with it double through the knots, and according to Fig. 5, forms a loop before the beginning of the knots, through which, as also shown in Fig. 5, 2d . Any questions?
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