Ribbonwinners Tatting Patterns & Shuttles by
Georgia Seitz
1227 CR 1760 E
Greenup Illinois 62428-3016 USA

Cro-Tat Book Review

In the online tatting class we have studied the method of creating tatting with a special crochet hook called a "bullion" hook. This crochet/tatting method we call cro-tatting for convenience and to distinguish it from true tatting.

You can review these lessons at:



Annie's Attic used to offer the bullion hook needed for the cro-tat method (LACIS.com still sells it). You will ned to search secondary source markets for used copies for the booklets with patterns designed specifically for cro-tatting.

Ginger Allen's first cro-tatted flower.

"Learn How to Cro-Tat the Easy Way" (#872817) has excellent photos showing the creation of the tatted-look ring on the bullion or cro-tat hook. The chains are simple crocheted chains not tatted-look. This 12 page booklet has about 10 patterns. They recommend size 10 crochet thread.

Two additional booklets: "Christmas Morning" (#872812) contains 11 patterns calling for size 20 crochet thread (16 pages. Many of the patterns combine the cro-tatting with regular crochet. "Timeless Doilies" (#872811) is a 12 page booklet which offers 6 doily patterns using size 10 crochet thread.

Since the cro-tat hook comes in but one size, the tatter is limited in the size of threads which will work. Nonetheless, this is an interesting technique to add to the tatter's workbasket.

Any questions? You are welcome to email me.
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