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Shuttle tatting for needle

Shuttle tatting for needle. Free snowflake sample.

Shuttle tatting for needle

I am often asked if it is possible to use patterns for a shuttle when working with a needle, or vice versa. Yes, of course, such patterns have very small differences. And now I will try to show you these differences.

I created a snowflake especially for this article. The pattern is free, of course. And you can download the PDF file by following this link:

Hopefully this will be a nice gift for all tatters (no matter what tool you use!)

So, you’ll need a white thread (thread thickness doesn’t really matter, but I used # 40), a shuttle or needle (whichever you prefer), a crochet hook (for easy and neat connection), and scissors. You can also use a 4, 6, and 8 mm picot gauge. Also, you may be interested in reading an article on my blog about which picot gauge I use.

I have divided the page into three columns, as you will see next. In the left column there is an instruction for the shuttle, in the right one for the needle. The central column is occupied by graphic diagram and photo of process. Thus, you will clearly see that the same pattern is used for both methods.

How to make tatting with shuttle and needle

By the way, I didn’t think of a name for this snowflake. Please write your options in the comments!

Shuttle tatting for needle

If you have any questions, I will answer in the comments without fail.

Shuttle or needle tatting

Hopefully this makes it easier for you to navigate the patterns. After all, we examined in detail the topic this theme!

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Happy tatting! Happy Holidays!

24 thoughts on “Shuttle tatting for needle

  1. Je le trouve très joli , je l’appellerai Flocon “Poule ou coq ” , c’est un jeu d’enfant que l’on pratique en France avec des herbes , serrées entre les doigts , il reste alors soit une poule ,” en boule , soit un coq “avec une grande herbe qui dépasse” . Soutien à l’Ukraine indéfectible , d’autant plus que mon mari avait une grand-mère ukrainienne originaire de Kiev. Ils étaient 11 frères et sœurs ! trois d’entre elles ont migré en Normandie, un à Toronto et un autre au Vénézuela ; Encore quelques cousins à Lviv
    Merci pour ce joli modèle

    1. C’est étonnant! Quand nous étions enfants, nous jouions aussi à ce jeu « Poulet ou Coq ». J’ai enseigné ce jeu à mes petits-enfants.
      Merci d’avoir partagé l’histoire de votre famille. Ceci est incroyable! Une si grande famille, c’est un peu dommage qu’ils habitent loin les uns des autres. Mais surtout, ne perdez pas le contact avec votre famille !
      Carole, je te suis éternellement reconnaissant pour tes aimables paroles et ton soutien.

  2. I just saw the Danuta pattern. This is so incredibly creative and beautiful!! On my list!

    1. Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments, Glenna! To be honest, I myself did not expect that it would turn out so beautiful and creative, ha ha!

  3. Thank you for the Shuttle and Needle instructions. We have a small group (2 needle and 4 shuttle) so it is nice we will be able to use this pattern for our Christmas projects!! Love all your patterns though I have to admit if they have split rings or mock chains, I cringe!!! But, there are so many beautiful patterns to try and I love them all.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and support for my blog, Diane! I’m glad you liked my patterns! But do not be afraid of the Split Ring! Watch my videos, I’m sure you will overcome your shyness in front of “Split Ring Monster”!
      Part 1 –
      Part 2 –

  4. I needle tat, so I will try this…it looks like fun…

    1. I’m sure you will succeed! It’s very simple and fun!

  5. Love the pattern. I just finished 2 today. I added beads. Not sure though of I gave justice to your pattern. Will include them to 2 gifts. Thank you for the lovely pattern.

    1. Lori, thanks for the wonderful comment and kind words! I am very glad that you have added beads – creativity is always welcome.

  6. I like the pattern and since it reminded me of a sunny day, I suggest the name ‘Sunrise Snowflake’ 🌟🌞☀️
    Good to have both shuttle and needle tatting instructions together ❤ Thanks for the pattern 🤩

    1. Thank you so much Muskaan for your detailed and very flattering comment (as always)! I really liked your name for the snowflake. It sounds so warm and reminiscent of summer.

  7. Thank you so this looks like fun.

    1. Thanks a lot for supporting my blog, Jeremy! Subscribe, I am planning new funny articles!

  8. Lovely pattern thank you. Great for me being a newbie.

    1. Thank You so much, Mary, for the kind words! My pleasure always!

    2. Merci beaucoup pour cette magnifique étoile. Bonne journée 🌟😊

      1. Merci beaucoup Françoise pour votre commentaire et votre soutien à mon blog !

  9. Bellissimo, spiegazioni chiare ed utili.

    1. Grazie mille Michelangela per le belle parole e il supporto del mio blog!

  10. Desde Argentina,muchas gracias por los patrones gratis….nos cuesta acceder a los pagados por la mala economía del país.Son hermosos y posibles de hacer.Muchas felicidades ! en las fiestas por venir.

    1. ¡Muchas gracias por la excelente reseña, Silvia! ¡Felices vacaciones!

  11. Beautiful pattern and thank you for the pattern, I am a shuttle tatter and will enjoy the pattern

    1. Thank You so much, Margaret, for the kind words and support my blog!

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