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Topic: ridiculously easy faux beaded yarn curtains (tutorial)  (Read 15709 times)
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« on: June 22, 2005 09:32:51 AM »

I have been seeing these "patterns" for yarn/beaded curtains, but it was a lot more work than I wanted to do.  So I had this impossible-to-use yarn, tried to crochet with it, and it was just more difficult than I wanted to deal with, but it was so textural and looked so pretty just by itself.  I wanted to use up those ten balls, rather than just let them take up space.  And thus the "faux beaded curtain" was born. And its all just yarn off the spool- and a GREAT way to use up yarn very quickly. 

How to do it:
So measure the width of the window or hallway you want the curtain for.  (Mine was 40")
Crochet a chain that long, and then do two rows of single crochet.
Depending on how long you want the curtain, cut lengths twice that long.  (I wanted 60" long, so I cut 120")
Fold the strand in half, and in each single crochet stitch, put the folded end in, and bring the ends through the loop to secure it in the stitch.
Do that for the length of the chain.
Put up some nails, and enjoy!


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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2005 10:18:29 AM »

i cannot crochet so this whole thing is over my head but i just had to post to say how beautiful this is! the strands are so vibrant, they almost look like plastic beads...or candy! great job Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2005 10:32:50 AM »

thank you so much!
if you know how to knit you could make a long knit strand too and tie the strand in... or you could even tie the strands over a tension rod- it just takes finding a fun cool yarn!
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2005 03:14:31 PM »

WOW. That's gorgeous, and genius all at once. I have a plastic beaded curtain that boyfriend hates for all the noise it makes... and this is the perfect solution. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2005 03:45:03 PM »

lianamaris -
i think i will try stringing up some of the pretty, hard-to-knit-with yarn, thanks for the good idea!
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2005 10:55:42 AM »

That's genius!  The yarn is so pretty.  I'm a beginner crocheter and this seems like something I could actually do!
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2005 08:30:22 PM »

That's beautiful, and such a great idea. I imagine it'd be lovely to walk through, too.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2005 06:12:58 AM »

I love it love it love it - for those who can't crochet, chain and signle crochet are soooo simple - see stitchguide.com or ask your granny to show you.

lian - what was the yarn? I want to make those for my pergola!

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2005 07:14:49 AM »

I think I've seen yarn kind of like that at Joann's.
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2005 08:55:07 AM »

i got it at a.c. moore in a big sale bin, and they were in plastic bags- but no labels anywhere.  im very sorry, i wish i could tell you!  it seems like some kind of viscose yarn.  that would be my guess.  but really, you could use any yarn you wanted and found lots of!

 jettetheimpala~ it is wonderful to walk through!  so light and soft.
lalalalucy~ i like that its quiet too... but its actually kind of strange that it doesnt make noise- you kind of expect it to, but instead, its just silent. 

thanks everyone for your comments! 
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