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.

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Cro-tat history and information. Rainbow Valley

Cro-Tat - Tatting with a Crochet Hook

Instructions on how to tat with crochet hook from 1869 Godey's Lady Book Vol. 78, page 271. Georgia Seitz

Cro-Tat - Tatting with a Crochet Hook

Instruction on how to cro-tat from Batsford Book of Crochet Anne Stearns 1981 pages 43 and 44. Georgia Seitz Online Tatting Class

Cro-Tat Instructions

How to do various stitch, how to join a picot and how to close a ring. Annie's

Cro-Tat Tutorial (Video)

A video on how to cro-tat. You Tube


If you have trouble finding a cro-tat hook, you can use a bullion crochet hook or a long, very straight crochet hook.

Difference between Shuttle Tatting, Needle Tatting and Cro-tatting

This article explains the differences and what tools are used for each technique. Simple Collectible Crochet

Join Technique - Close the ring

How to text instructions with photos and video. Annie's

Projects - Free Cro-Tat Projects

Free cro-tat project links at

Stitch - Double Stitch (ds)


Stitch - Joined Picot

Instructions and video on joined picot. Annie's

Stitch - Picot


Stitch - Reverse Slip Stitch


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