How to Dress Up Your Curtain with a Crochet Tieback

comments (11) May 17th, 2013     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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Cozy curtains!
Measure around your curtain and to the hook to determine the length of your tieback.
Double crochet across the length of the foundation chain for as many rows as desired to create the width of the tieback.
Cozy curtains!

Cozy curtains!

Photo: Linda Permann

Spruce up your space with a simple accent: a flower-covered curtain tieback.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Cup hook and drill (you might already have a hook in your wall to loop the tieback on to, but if not, you'll need one)
  • A few skeins of scrap yarn to coordinate with your curtains (I used Tahki Stacy Cotton Classic, but any yarn will do) and a hook in the corresponding size (I used an F-5 3.75mm hook)
  • Yarn needle
  • Assorted buttons (optional)
  • Two Ring Dings plastic craft rings or two D-rings

To get started, install the hook to the left or right of the window (depending which way you want to pull the curtain). I installed mine outside of the window frame so I can let as much light in as possible. Next, measure from the hook, around the curtain and back to the hook to determine the length of your tieback. A longer tieback will let the curtain hang without too much bunching, so play with the length to see what you like before you get started.

  Measure around your curtain and to the hook to determine the length of your tieback.

Make a foundation chain to match the measured length. Using a worsted-weight yarn and a size F-5 (3.75mm) hook, I made my foundation chain 55 stitches (13 inches) in length. Next, start building up the width of the pattern as follows:

Row 1 (RS): Chain 3 (counts as double crochet), double crochet in 4th ch from hook and in each chain across, turn.
Row 2: Chain 3, double crochet in next dc and each dc across.

Repeat row 2 until you reach the desired width, keeping in mind that the edging will add about another 3/4 inch of width. Fasten off. I made mine 3 rows wide.

  Double crochet across the length of the foundation chain for as many rows as desired to create the width of the tieback.

Next, add an easy edging for a little contrast. With the right side of the work facing you, attach the yarn in the upper right-hand corner of the tieback. *2 double crochet in next stitch, slipstitch in each of next 2 stitches; repeat from * around the tieback, working into the sides of the stitches on the short ends. Join with a slipstitch in the first ch. Fasten off.

  Add a crochet edging with contrasting yarn.

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Comments (11)

TrishaJean writes: This tie back is just perfect for my new craftroom curtains. Thanks so much.
Posted: 10:49 am on November 5th
Sweet_Dee writes: What a cute curtain tie-back!!!

Posted: 9:00 pm on May 17th
LindaPermann writes: Mainard,
I think the bird fabric is called Bird Seed and I know that it's by Alexander Henry. The polka dots are from the Wee Play collection by Sandy Klop. I got them both last year but I bet you could still find them online somewhere.

I can't wait to see your finished tie back, please share if you have a chance. :)
Posted: 2:03 pm on September 22nd
mainard writes: Adorable tieback. I'm going to start working on this project today.

I love the curtain material. Can you tell me what it is? Thank you!!!
Posted: 8:26 am on September 20th
Jrsjewels writes: This is great! Thanks!
Posted: 7:23 am on September 20th
susanstars writes: aw! adorable!!
Posted: 8:16 pm on September 18th
Ninnycat writes: Well done! That is a very cute project that i have to try...
Posted: 3:26 pm on September 17th
LindaPermann writes: Thanks all! Erika- that's the idea (to get you crocheting!).
This really is easy, and it makes my happy curtains even happier.
Posted: 12:58 pm on September 17th
Jen1964 writes: Great solution! I have several places in mind....and just the right yarn, too.
I'd used beads on wire for another part of the curtain- we were hanging a rod in a doorway, and I didn't want to use anything obvious or nasty on the wood. My husband put in 2 eye hooks, and I put together these beads (from daughter's unwanted necklace kits) on wire... made loops to hold the rod. For some reason I never thought of making curtain ties. Thanks for the inspiration.

Posted: 10:14 am on September 17th
groggyfroggy writes: Really cute! Thanks for the great tut!
Posted: 9:03 am on September 17th
erika_kern writes: Okay. . . that is seriously, stupidly cute! I want! You're gonna get me crocheting yet, Ms. Linda!
Posted: 1:21 am on September 17th
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