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Sunday, September 1, 2013

My hands can do this --- Crocheted Curtain Flower Holdback


It’s not always that we need to buy something expensive just to holdback our curtains in the house.  So, I thought of something different that will serve the purpose.  It’s simple, yet beautifully designed to add more attraction to your curtains whether plain or printed ones.   


Crocheted Curtain Flower Holdback (1)


CROCHETED CURTAIN  FLOWER HOLDBACK

Materials:
(1)  Caron Simply Soft 4 ply, acrylic, 6 oz (baby brights ombre)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft 4 ply, acrylic, 6 oz (autumn red)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft 4 ply, acrylic, 6 oz (dark sage)
(1)  Caron Simply Soft 4 ply, acrylic, 6 oz (chocolate)
(2)   fancy buttons
       crochet hook size – F5 / 3.75
       Elmer’s glue

Level of Difficulty – easy

Stitch Abbreviations:
(ch)       chain                                                
(sc)       single crochet                                                
(hdc)     half-double crochet
(dc)       double crochet
(sl st)    slip stitch
(sp)       space
(YO)     yarn over
(BPsc)  back post single crochet

Special Instructions:
(hdc) – half-double crochet – (YO) and insert hook in same (sp). Pull up loop and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
(BPsc) – back post single crochet – Insert hook from back to front around the post of (st) indicated, pull up a loop, (YO), and draw through 2 loops to make (sc).
Note: Always count the number of  stitches in each row to avoid mistakes.

Instructions: 
Baby Brights Ombre 
1st Row - Make 8 (ch) and (sl st) in first (ch).   Make (ch) and then (sc).  Hide the excess yarn as you crochet. 11 (Sc) around and (sl st) on beginning (sc).  
Result – 12 (sc)  
2nd Row –  Make 2 (ch) and then (hdc) on next (sc).  9 (Hdc) on next 9 (sc).  (Hdc) on last (sc).  (Sl st) on beginning (hdc).
Result – 12 (hdc)
Connecting Another Yarn – Red Autumn
3rd Row – Make (ch). Prepare the end of red autumn yarn. Work (BPsc) on first (hdc), but pull the end of red autumn yarn. Tie the ends of red autumn and baby brights ombre together twice. Do not cut the baby brights ombre yarn. Hide the excess  red autumn yarn as you begin crocheting.  Using the red autumn yarn, continue working (BPsc) around the next (hdc) 11X.  (Sl st) to beginning (sc).
Result -  12 (sc)

Connecting Another Yarn – Baby Brights Ombre
4th Row – Join baby brights ombre yarn with (sl st). Do not cut the red autumn yarn.  (Sl st) on (sc- baby brights ombre).  Make 2 (ch).  3 (Hdc) on same (sp).  Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 4 (hdc)
5th Row -  (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp).  2 (Hdc) on next 2 (hdc).  Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 3 (hdc)

6th Row -  (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp).  (Hdc) on next (hdc).  Extend a little of yarn before cutting.  Tie it once and hide the excess yarn.  Apply Elmer’s glue at the end.
Result – 2 (hdc)
Note From 4th to 6th Rows, the stitches made are counted as one petal. Skip (sc) and insert  the yarn end on the next (sc-baby brights ombre) and tie it twice.  Hide the excess yarn as you begin crocheting.  Do the same procedures from 4th to 6th Rows (5X) more.
Result – 6 petals

Connecting Another Yarn – Red Autumn
7th Row -  From the 3rd Row at the back side, join the red autumn yarn with (sl st) on first (sc) and then 4 (ch).  Skip (sc) and (sl st) on next (sc).  [4 (Ch), skip (sc), and (sl st) on next (sc)] 4X.  4 (Ch), skip (sc), and (sl st) on beginning (sc).
Result – 6 (4-ch sp)
8th Row – (Sl st) on (4-ch sp).  2 (Ch) and 6 (hdc) on same (sp). Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 7 (hdc)
9th Row – (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp). (Hdc) on next 5 (hdc).  Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 6 (hdc)  
10th Row – (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp). (Hdc) on next 4 (hdc).  Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 5 (hdc)
11th Row – (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp). (Hdc) on next 3 (hdc).  Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 4 (hdc)
12th Row – (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp). (Hdc) on next 2 (hdc).  Make (ch) and turn around.  Extend a little of yarn before cutting.  Tie it once and hide the excess yarn.  Apply Elmer’s glue at the end.
Result – 3 (hdc)

Note From 8th to 12th Rows, the stitches made are counted as one petal. Insert  the yarn end on (sc) near the previous petal and tie it twice.  Hide the excess yarn as you begin crocheting.  Do the same procedures from 8th to 12th Rows (5X) more.
Result – 6 petals

Connecting Another Yarn – Dark Sage
13th Row -   Work at the back side.  Insert the dark sage yarn end on (sc -skipped one) and tie it twice.   Hide the excess yarn as you begin crocheting.  (Sl st) and 4 (ch) on same (sp).  (Sc) on next skipped (sc).  [4 (Ch) on same (sp) and (sc) on next skipped (sc)] 4X.  4 (Ch) on same (sp) and (sl st) on beginning (sc).
Result -  6 (4-ch sp)
14th Row -  (Sl st) on (4-ch sp).  2 (Ch) and 7 (hdc) on same (sp). Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 8 (hdc)
15th Row – (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp). (Hdc) on next 6 (hdc).  Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 7 (hdc)  
16th Row – (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp). (Hdc) on next 5 (hdc).  Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 6 (hdc)
17th Row – (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp). (Hdc) on next 4 (hdc).  Make (ch) and turn around.
Result – 5 (hdc)
18th Row – (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp). (Hdc) on next 3 (hdc).  Make (ch) and turn around. 
Result – 4 (hdc)
19th Row - (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp). (Hdc) on next 2 (hdc).  Extend a little of yarn before cutting.  Tie it once and hide the excess yarn.  Apply Elmer’s glue at the end.
Result – 3 (hdc)
20th Row - (Sl st) on (hdc) and 2 (ch) on same (sp). (Hdc) on next (hdc).  Extend a little of yarn before cutting.  Tie it once and hide the excess yarn.  Apply Elmer’s glue at the end.
Result – 2 (hdc)
Note From 14th to 20th Rows, the stitches made are counted as one sepal. Insert  the yarn end on (sc) near  the previous sepal and tie it twice.  Hide the excess yarn as you begin crocheting.  Do the same procedures from 14th to 20th Rows (5X) more.
Result – 6 sepals

Connecting Another Yarn – Chocolate
1st Row - Work at the back side. Insert the chocolate yarn end on (sc) of sepal area and tie it twice.  Hide the excess yarn as you begin crocheting.  (Sl st) on same (sp).  5 (Ch) and then (sl st) on next r(sc) of same sepal area.  Turn around. 
Result – 5 (ch sp)
2nd Row – (Sl st) on 5 (ch sp) and (ch). 5 (Sc) on same (sp).  Make (ch) and then turn around.    
Result – 5 (sc)
3rd Row -  (Sc) on first (sc).  (Sc) on next 4 (sc).  Make (ch) and then turn around.  Does this same procedure till it can holdback the whole curtain.
Result – 5 (sc)
Attaching the Button
Count 5 rows backward from the last row of stitches. Cut a small yarn and attach the fancy button in the center of the next row of stitches.

Note -  Do the same instructions for making another curtain flower holdback. 



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