The following is a list of the types of stitches found in bobbin lace. The American names are used, with any other names listed afterwards. Universally across this wiki, the American names are preferred. Also listed is the method of making the stitch, where:
  • C = cross[1]
  • T = twist
  • . = pin
interactive animations by Jo Edkins

Basic Stitches

Stitch Name
Alternative Name
How to work
Color code[2]
Pair image


closed[3]
open


Half Stitch
Lace Stitch
CT
TC
green
X
Cloth Stitch
Linen Stitch, Whole Stitch
CTC
CTC
purple
X
Whole Stitch
Cloth Stitch and Twist
CTCT
TCTC
red
X

Torchon Stitches

Stitch Name
Alternative Name
How to Work
Torchon Ground

CT.CT
Double Torchon Ground

CTCT.CTCT

Bucks Point Stitches

Stitch Name
Alternative Name
How to Work
Bucks Point Ground
Point Ground
CTTT.
Honeycomb Stitch

CTT.CTT

  1. ^ please explain cross and twist
  2. ^ See also Lorelei's diagrams of color codes
  3. ^ Like you drive on the left side in one country and on the right side in another, lacemakers may work with the open method or the closed method. The result is the same but you may need to turn pair drawings upside down for the proper location of additional twists.