Friday, October 21, 2011

Free Crochet Cottage Curtains Pattern


Free Vintage Crochet Pattern Cottage Curtains
This pattern was originally published in The Variety Book of Crochet (1945) by the American Thread Company and is currently in the public domain.
Please feel free to link to this pattern and share it with others. Please note the materials used are from the original pattern crocheter's will have to modify materials used.


MATERIALS REQUIRED.


American Thread Company "De Luxe" Mercerized Crochet and Knitting Cotton or "Star" Crochet Cord.
14 300-yd. Balls, White or Ecru.
6 250-yd. Balls, Red or any Color desired.
Steel Crochet Hook No. 7.
PATTERN. 1st Row-Ch 5, skip 2 sts, * 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, 1 d c in each of the next 3 sts, ch 5, skip 5 sts, 1 d c in next st, ch 5, skip 5 sts and repeat from * ending row with one open mesh.



2nd Row-1 open mesh, * 3 d c, ch 2, 3 d c, ch 3, s c over 5 ch loop, ch 3, d c in d c, ch 3, s c over ch, ch 3, repeat from * ending row with open mesh.
3rd Row-1 open mesh, * 3 d c, ch 2, 3 d c, ch 5, d c in d c, ch 5, repeat from * ending row with open mesh.
Repeat the last 2 rows for pattern.
LOWER SASH CURTAIN. Beginning work at top of one half. With Ecru ch 322, work 1st tr c in 7th st from hook and work 315 more d tr c on ch then work 1 more row of d tr c and 1 row of d c then work in pattern until curtain measures about 36 inches or length desired, work 1 row of d c and 1 row of open meshes. Work second half to correspond.
BEADING FOR ROD. Join thread in lower part of 1st row of tr c, ch 10, s c in top of 3rd row, ch 13, skip 10 sts at lower edge, s c in next st, ch 13, skip 10 sts at top, s c in next st, continue across curtain.
Upper sash curtain is made in 4 sections, 2 sections for each side.
With Red ch 135 for top edge, work a d tr c in 12th st from hook, * ch 2, skip 2 sts, d tr c in next st, repeat from * to end of ch (42 meshes).
2nd Row-Ch 3, 2 d c in each mesh and 1 d c in each d tr c. Next row begin pattern and continue until work measures about 44 inches.
With Ecru, ch 135 and continue same as first section until work measures 22 inches then decrease one mesh each row at one side of work until one mesh remains.
Beginning at top, sew the long side of this section to the 1st section. Work other half to correspond.
Edge all around all sections with Red. 1 s c in mesh, ch 3, 1 s c in same mesh, * 1 s c in next mesh, ch 3, s c in same mesh, repeat from *.
TIE-BACKS. Ch 23, d c in 8th st from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 st, d c in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts, 
dc in next st, repeat from * twice. Ch 5, turn.
2nd Row-D c in d c, d c in mesh, d c in d c, ch 2, d c in next d c, d c in mesh, d c in d c, ch 2, d c in next d c, d c in mesh, d c in d c, ch 2 d c in center of ch. Repeat the last row until tie-back measures about 16 inches and finish with edge same as curtain.
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