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

Make a few crocheted flowers to accent your band. I used my free pattern-work as directed to make 1 large flower (shown in yellow), and work through round 2 only to make a medium flower (shown in gold). I used this free pattern to make the tiny flower. Of course, you can use any flower pattern you like, and feel free to mix and match. Here's a list of a whole bunch of free flower patterns for you.

Weave in the ends of the flowers, sew buttons to their centers (if desired) and then arrange them on the tieback. Fold the tieback in half first, with the short ends facing the side that your curtain will be pulled to. Arrange and sew on the flowers to the front half only of the tieback to be sure you'll see them all.

  Arrange the crocheted flowers on the front half of the tieback.

Next, you'll need to attach a ring to the inside of each short edge as shown below. With a length of yarn, make a few stitches around the ring to secure it, then weave in the yarn ends.

  Sew a ring to the inside of each short end of the tieback.

Wrap the tieback around your curtain, and slide the rings over the hook in your wall-voila!

  Cozy curtains!

I'd love to see finished photos of this project if you decide to make it.

See more of my projects on my personal blog, and look for my new book, Crochet Adorned, in stores August 11, 2009.

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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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