How to Dress Up Your Curtain with a Crochet Tiebackcomments (11) May 17th, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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