Monday, 21 February 2011

Iris Handkerchief Border Pattern

I have been discussing this pattern at In Tatters where there is a thread showing the different versions I made of the corner until I decided on which one to use.

I created this border as I wanted to decorate some curved-edge hankies I have.  This version in Cebelia 30 fits perfectly with the handkerchiefs I have but of course it would need to be adjusted depending on the size thread you were using and the shape of the hanky too.  The nice thing about it though, is that it works just as well on a straight-edge hanky with no adjusting required!

Here is a pdf version of the pattern:

The pattern will also remain available in the side bar.  

For your information (and because I didn't think to put that into the pattern):
Tatted in Cebelia 30, the pattern is 1" wide and 6/8" between repeats of the small flower at the bottom of the pattern.
In Lizbeth 40, it is 7/8" wide and 5/8" between repeats.
In DMC 60, it is 6/8" wide and 9/16" between repeats.

If you do make the pattern, please let me know if you find any mistakes so I can correct them.

Best wishes,


  1. Gorgeous pattern Frivole! Thanks fof sharing! Can't wait to see your finished Hanky using this one.

  2. Thanks Carol, so nice to have a first comment on my blog! I've started the border, but in white (which I don't use very often) as I fancied trying it in a finer thread.

  3. This is a very pretty edging that would look so beautiful on a wedding ring pillow and matching handkerchief for the bride.
    Congratulations on your blog. I love reading about other tatters, it makes the world so much smaller.
    happy tatting

  4. I saw your post about this at InTatters. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern with us. It is a beautiful edging!

  5. I used this pattern for one of my projects. Thank you so much. I love it.


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