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« on: August 23, 2008 04:40:43 PM »

Hi!

I made this curtain for my bedroom window from the pattern used to teach filet crochet. It's perfect for this window, which doesn't get very much sunlight through it to begin with.








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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008 04:49:00 PM »

Oh, that's so very cool! I love it!! (and I really, truly mean it!  Grin)
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008 04:54:07 PM »

Yes! Finally someone made and posted this project from the book. I've made a few attempts but can't get filet crochet figured out. Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008 05:02:29 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008 07:16:45 PM »

Wow That's incredible! I can never figure out filet charts I'm envious of any one that can! Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2008 07:30:15 PM »

OMG ... I love this curtain. Where did you find the pattern, if you don't mind my asking. You did a fabulous job on this!  You have been Wisted and Rocked!
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2008 09:07:57 PM »

Wow!! Thanks everyone!

tamirive & holytararor: filet crochet was pretty tricky to get the hang of. I found Debbie Stoller's analogy of windows very useful; there's a dc for each window frame, and then 2 stitches between them that are either "open" (2 ch), or "shut" (2 dc). Feel free to PM if you have questions or want further explanation. Once you get the hang of it, it's very satisfying.

solitaire: Thank you! The pattern is from the "Stitch n Bitch Crochet: the Happy Hooker" by Debbie Stoller. It's actually not a curtain pattern, just a bat chart she uses to introduce filet crochet as a technique. There are many other charts and patterns for filet crochet online. Try it!
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008 10:23:18 PM »

oh, that's awesome! that must have taken you forever!
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2008 01:23:46 AM »

I saw the picture of this before i saw the actual post, and i thought, "that looks like the bat pattern from the happy hooker," and behold! it is. You did a killer job. Love it.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2008 09:25:43 AM »

OH that is fantastic. Awesome idea to spice up a window that doesn't get much light!! I've liked the idea of filet, but it's all seemed so old-fashioned! I've just wisted myself a batty filet shawl!
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2008 10:44:02 AM »

Brilliant!  Wonderful work.  Almost makes me want to learn to crochet (but I think I'll just convince the daughter to make them for me.)
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2008 11:02:42 AM »

i looove this. so cool
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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2008 12:07:08 PM »

Oh what fun! Plus, it's great that you can decorate a window that is pretty useless anyway with a dark material.
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2008 12:23:22 PM »

oh wow.. i would love to have this! hehe.. great job!
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2008 04:33:34 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2008 05:49:48 PM »

cool idea. love it
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2008 06:37:18 PM »

These are really cool....and spooky!
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2008 07:07:50 PM »

Wow, what a perfect adaptation of the bat pattern! Way to go -- it looks perfect as a curtain. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2008 07:18:04 PM »

Oh my god, that's awsome!  I need to make one of those.
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2008 07:58:19 PM »

LOL! Oh man! these are GREAT!!!!

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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2008 08:37:53 PM »

love this.....store bought curtains never have any cool designs on then like this. awesome job on the filet. havent tried it yet, but your curtains make me want to even more.
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« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2008 09:22:34 PM »

These are fillet curtains with a very cool twist! And I love bats... <3
Thanks for your explanation on fillet, that makes it much easier to figure out!
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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2008 09:49:48 PM »

I simply adore these! Too bad I'm not a crocheter... (but great idea using the pattern for curtains!)
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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2008 10:47:42 PM »

i love it!!!  i was thinking about doing the same thing (in black too!), but i wasn't sure how it would look.  i'm definitely gonna try it now!
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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2008 10:51:30 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2008 02:22:17 PM »

A black curtain? I'd never have thought about this. It looks so out of place and at the same time so elegant, I love it! And the bats are a very cute thing to have on a window.
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2008 08:39:12 PM »

i totally forgot i have that book. i think i want some batty curtains too!

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« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2008 10:03:03 AM »

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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2008 02:40:03 PM »

Ah.  Thats very very cute.  I love little batsies. 
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« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2009 04:49:07 AM »

i love this, and i am loving the book, i too have just started filet-ing lol! i couldnt get my head around filet charts befoe but thanks to debbie stoller i now can!!


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« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2009 12:54:45 AM »

i totally love this!!!
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« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2009 05:24:45 AM »

This is awesome!! I cannot get the hang of it but I am trying to figure it out because I want to do this in red to put over my black curtains in my living room. You did a fan-freakin-tastic job!!!!!!! hitting this rocks because it so does!
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« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2009 06:54:13 AM »

this is sooo awesome!! i just started crocheting and i LOVE bats, this is definitly something im going to try to make. 
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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2009 09:37:29 AM »

Very cool! I made a few of these but not as a curtain, just a wall hanging. I wanted to do a set of curtains for each holiday or season. maybe I will someday.
 How long did it take you?
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« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2010 09:05:29 AM »

Oh heck... tough to say! I believe I completed it start to finish within 2 months, working on it for an hour or so while watching Carnivale on DVD. It was my firest filet crochet attempt though, so I definately made mistakes and frogged several sections that didn't look right.

It was a very satisfying project, though!
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