How to cro tat instructions
Learn to Cro-Tat Package with Hook by Elizabeth Ann White
CRO-TAT HOOKS & THREADS
Cro-Tat (Crochet Tatting)
Cro-Tat is a new form of needlework which uses crochet stitches to simulate the look of tatting. To find out more about this technique, check this page. Supporting Products and links: Some of the links below may be affiliate links. We make a small commission on sales through the affiliate links, at no extra cost to you. Thank you in advance for your purchase and your support! Please see our full Affiliate Statement for more information.
Cro-tatting is an intriguing fusion of crochet and tatting. They are all used to do a specific type of knot work and lace work that looks like nothing else in yarn crafting. People who enjoy crochet but want to try something new in the craft may branch out into cro-tatting as a way to create items with a unique design. These resources will help the crocheter learn how to tat while creating lace items that will have everyone asking, "how did you do that? Georgia Seitz has shared vintage crotat instructions including helpful drawings to assist people in understanding the basics of the craft. The instructions come from a 19th century book. There aren't enough details here to really help you learn the craft but taking a look at these early instructions can give you a terrific foundation for moving forward to learn crotatting.
This post will cover the very basics of the tools you can choose from to tat and a separate post will cover why some choose different tools; but first, look at this piece! This is tatting! Fast forward to 3 or 4 weeks ago and a friend of mine asked me to work something up for a friend who was getting married. Her friend had asked her to send a yellow ribbon to wear on her wrist during the ceremony so she could feel her presence. I quickly found out I had purchased a tatting needle by mistake, the year before, thinking it was a long darning needle. Apparently, there are three different methods of tatting which began in the s. My understanding is that the main difference is the tools used to achieve the designs.
Difference between Shuttle Tatting, Needle Tatting and Cro-tatting
Crochet tatting is a unique form of tatting using a crochet hook. Traditional tatting is worked with "shuttles". One piece of thread is tied in knots around another piece of thread to form intricate designs. Cro-tat is more similar in nature to "Needle Tatting" where the knots or stitches are worked on to the needle and then more thread is pulled through them. However, Cro-tat is distinct from these other forms in that it combines the flexibility of crochet and the ease of use of a crochet hook. The hook used has a long straight shank and a smaller head than regular hooks. In the nineteenth century, "crochet tatting" patterns were published which simply called for a crochet hook.