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Stumpy Tatted Bookmark Pattern


© 1998 Kersti Anear

The bookmark on the left is shown original size and was tatted using six strands of DMC embroidery cotton for both the shuttle and ball threads. It reminds me of the Stumpy-Tail lizards of Australia.


  • Ring A : 5ds p 10 ds p 5ds
  • Ring B : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds
  • Ring C : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
  • Chain A : 5ds
  • Ring D : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds
  • Chain B : 5ds p 10ds
  • Clover Leaf
    • 1st Ring : 10ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 5ds
    • 2nd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
    • 3rd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 10ds
  • Chain C: 10ds p 5ds
  • Ring D
  • Chain A
  • Ring 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
  • Ring B
  • Ring C
  • Chain A
  • Ring D
  • Chain D : 5ds join to opposite chain, 10ds
  • Clover Leaf
  • Chain E : 10ds join to opposite chain, 5ds
  • Ring D joining to Ring A
  • Chain A and join to base of first three Rings.

Cut embroidery cotton into lengths that are twice the length of the bookmark, fold over and join through one of the end Ring Bs.

26 thoughts on “Stumpy Tatted Bookmark Pattern”

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  3. Loved the stumpy bookmark so much that I used the pattern to make earrings. They are stunning. Thank you for the pattern.

  4. In many patterns you’ll find that reverse is implied when changing from ring to chain and is only mentioned when you do something unusual, such as not reverse.

  5. How do I know when, if or were to turn and tie or reverse work.. I do not understand why most patterns on the internet do not include this every important step…

  6. Most olders tyle pattern do not include this information. Generally you would turn at the end of every ring or chain unless told not to. I agree that it’s a little confusing for newbies, I intend to revamp the pattern in a few months time once I’m through the current period of madness

  7. I am having a problem understanding the next to last direction given with the pattern of the bookmark. I keep ending up with an extra picot. What am i doing wrong?

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