Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Free Crochet Pattern: Vintage Ruffled Curtain Tie Backs

This is a quick and easy (and super cute!) way to whip up curtain tie backs that are versatile, customizable, and use up scrap yarn.

They can be hooked on to wall hardware, or tied around your curtains without anything extra. They can be looped once for a looser look, or looped multiple times. The yarn used is very stretchy, so you have a lot of options!  I looped mine twice, and don't have them attached to anything.




Materials:
  • I used Red Heart Shimmer Yarn (Teal), but you can use any yarn 
  • 5mm hook, adjust according to your yarn size
  • A large button, or other ornamentation to tie your loop over
  • Yarn needle
 Stitches/Abreviations:
  • ss = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • st = stitch

 Pattern: 
  • Ch 75 (or whatever length you want)
  • Row 1: dc into 4th st, this counts as 2 dc's, then dc in to the next st. *2 dc's in next st, 1 dc in next st* and repeat across row.
  • Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc into next 2 st. *2 dc in next stitch, then dc in to next 2 st's* and repeat across row. Do not tie off.
  • I stopped here. You could make yours thinker and keep increasing by adding a single dc to each*repeated increase* - for example: Row 3 would be *2 dc in st, dc into next 3 st* and so on.
  • Once you have the desire amount of rows, at the end of your final row, ch 10. Then form a loop and ss into your last dc. This will be your loop that goes around your button. Tie off and weave in any ends.
  • Attach a button to the other end of the piece, tie off and secure yarn, and that's it! Enjoy!

  
 Other custom ideas (I'll try some of these when I have time!): Adding beading, using cool vintage fabric covered buttons, using fuzzy or unique textured yarn, the possibilities go on and on. Have fun!
      
***Feel free to use free patterns for whatever purpose you like, but please link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. You may share photos that include the Horizontal Designs text only.

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