Catalogue of stitches
A bobbin lace stitch is defined as something that happens when four bobbins meet on a pillow. On this page, we present an incomplete list of stitches to choose from. There are more than a 1000 possibilities.
On page listing and counting stitches, we will show a logical ordering of the stitches and the way we counted them.
This research started as a wiki document on the Point Fusion Forum (only available to members).
In the following paragraph, the stitches are shown without telling where to place a pin.
Each stitch has links to a page with thread diagrams generated by Groundforge. Please allow the page to build up.
The samples and photo’s are made by S. Babbs. Clicking on the photo shows a larger image.
|description||name||photo and comment|
|c||cross only||Use only in combination with other stitches|
|cct||double-crossed tulle stitch|
|ccr||incomplete half stitch variant|
|asymmetrical half stitch|
|cctt||open honeycomb turning stitch variant|
|ccrr||incomplete half stitch|
|cttc||open honeycomb turning stitch|
|simplified mock three pair stitch|
|crcl||See variations with 2 mirrored stitches.|
|ctctc||two pair snowflake|
|crrcr||mock three pair stitch|
|ctcctc||two pair spider|
|ctctct||triple half stitch / lock stitch|
|cttctt||honeycomb turning stitch|
|crclcl||two pair bias stitch|
|crrcll||mixed doubles turning stitch|
|ctcrctc||clothwork turning stitch|
|two pair triangular stitch|
|ctctctct||double whole stitch|
|ctcttctc||cloth stitch honeycomb turning stitch|
|crctclcr||two pair honeycomb bias|
|crcllcrc||two pair triangular stitch variant|
|nine and more|
|ctcrclctc||split pair double cloth|
|bobbin lace pile stitch|
|crrcllcrrcllcrrcllctt||tally (to fit)|