Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cheerful Flower Valance/Curtain

Make this pretty valance and cheer up your windows, it's so simple to make you could make a few in different colours and change with the seasons.



Materials
Cotton yarn of your choice I used Drops Safran
Green x 3 balls
Red x 1 ball.
Yellow x 1 ball.
crochet hook 3.50 mm
One extendable window pole with fixtures.

The amounts of yarn needed will vary depending on the size of your window, the outside of my window measures 34 inches and I needed the amounts as shown above.


Method UK Terms.   (US terms below)


Measure your window and make a chain one and a half times it's width and a few extra chains. I like quite a bit of a frill, the wider you make it the frillier it will be so it's up to you..

1 tr in 8th chain from hook,*2 chain, skip 2 chain, 1 tr in next chain* repeat from * working 1 tr in last chain, (if you have any extra chains left over just pull them out) 5 chain turn.

1 tr in next tr, chain 2, 1 tr in next tr to end of row working 1 tr in 3rd turning chain at the end of the row, 5 chain turn.

Continue like this until your valance is the length you require, I made an extra 8 rows to fold down from the top and thread the widow pole through. 



Choose any flower of your choice there are so many beautiful flower patterns out there perhaps you have a favourite, I chose this one here.




You will need a flower for the second treble and then each fifth treble along the bottom edge, I needed 27 flowers.





Starting with right side facing using main colour join yarn to corner of bottom and *chain 2, take yarn off hook and push hook through one of the petals of the flower from front to back, catch main colour and pull it through and chain one to secure the flower then chain 2, ss into 2nd tr. (see picture) 




dc in 3rd and fourth 2 chain spaces ss into next tr, repeat from * to end.




I also added a little flower chain at each corner using simple flowers with a chain for the stem,  (Magic ring chain 6, ss into ring 5 times and there you have a five petaled flower)




I hope that you enjoy making this little curtain please let me know if something is not clear and I would love to see any that you make.





Method US Terms.  UK terms above)


Measure your window and make a chain one and a half times it's width and a few extra chains. I like quite a bit of a frill, the wider you make it the frillier it will be so it's up to you..

1 dc in 8th chain from hook,*2 chain, skip 2 chain, 1 dc in next chain* repeat from * working 1 dc in last chain, (if you have any extra chains left over just pull them out) 5 chain turn.

1 dc in next dc, chain 2, 1 dc in next dc to end of row working 1 dc in 3rd turning chain at the end of the row, 5 chain turn.

Continue like this until your valance is the length you require, I made an extra 8 rows to fold down from the top and thread the widow pole through. 



Choose any flower of your choice there are so many beautiful flower patterns out there perhaps you have a favourite, I chose this one here.




You will need a flower for the second dc and then each fifth dc along the bottom edge, I needed 27 flowers.




Starting with right side facing using main colour join yarn to corner at bottom  *chain 2, take yarn off hook and push hook through one of the petals of the flower from front to back, catch main colour and pull it through and chain one to secure the flower then chain 2, ss into 2nd dc. (see picture) 




sc in 3rd and fourth 2 chain spaces ss into next dc, repeat from * to end.




I also added a little flower chain at each corner using simple flowers with a chain for the stem,  (Magic ring chain 6, ss into ring 5 times and there you have a five petaled flower)




I hope that you enjoy making this little curtain please let me know if something is not clear and I would love to see any that you make.




Copyright © 2017 Linda Solaiman. All Rights Reserved


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10 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, wow I love your pretty crocheted valance you made. I love the little flowers on the bottom of it too. Great job Linda. It looks like a lot of work.
    Hope you enjoy the day.
    Julie

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  2. How pretty is that!! Super sweet and decorative ♥. Could be something for our living room's windows but I have to think over it because there are 4 windows in a row. Anyway, many thanks for sharing, Linda! xxx

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  3. That's very clever. I thought it was gingham when I saw the photo. I would never have the patience to make one; but I like the idea of one for every season.

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  4. That's so cute Linda! I love the little flowers, and the extra embellishments in the top corners.
    Wendy

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  5. What a lovely idea !!! Your cutain is beautiful !!!!!
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  6. That is so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I think it's lovely! Thank's for the inspiration, I do need some more curtains!
    Have a great weekend,Sigrid

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