Whenever I think about curtains, the first thing that comes to mind is Scarlett O’Hara’s iconic drape dress from Gone With The Wind. There aren’t many curtains in use today that would suffice in a fashion emergency – except for, of course, crochet curtains, which could be turned into something chic at a moment’s notice. Of course, you probably won’t need them for your own wardrobe, but you might want to dress up your house with some of these clever, creative crochet patterns.
If you want to start with something small that will up the elegance factor in your living room, bedroom, or dining room, you might want to try the Feather Stitch Valance from E-Pattern Central. It was first featured in Easy Living Crochet, and can be purchased and downloaded for a minimal fee. If you’re looking for something vintage-inspired with some cottage charm, then this pattern is for you.
Of course, there are dozens of other patterns to choose from, including the next few free patterns from Guide Patterns. Their collection of nineteen free crochet curtain patterns includes something for every skill level, with a wide variety of options for every decorating style.
There’s a Big, Bold Chevron Curtain pattern for the person who wants a bright, fun curtain with plenty of “white space” but enough coverage to use in the bathroom. It’s also adjustable so if you need a longer or shorter curtain, it’s easy to customize.
Or, if you’d rather try something that’s even more of a throwback, you could try the Hairpin Lace Cafe Curtain pattern, which recalls to mind the 1960’s and 1970’s, especially if you use colors like yellow, white, orange, and brown (It is a little more complicated than beginner or easy patterns so be prepared to put in a little more work).
The Yawaraka Lace Cafe Curtain pattern is also a lovely design, perfect for the breakfast nook or bathroom. There are photos as well as grids and instructions, as this is a delicate, more difficult piece, but the results are stunning. You’ll need to know how to do a magic ring to get started on this one.
If any of these curtains have caught your eye, you can try out the patterns at the following websites: The Feather Stitch Valance pattern can be purchased at E-Patterns Central. The other patterns can be found in the list of 19 Cool Patterns For Crochet Curtains at Guide Patterns.
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