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« on: April 07, 2009 01:22:57 PM »

While I was supposed to be studying, I was browsing the web today (big surprise there) and I found this knit curtain on craftstylish.com


I adore the loose organic look of this and I'd like to make something similar...but I don't knit, I crochet.

How do you think I could reproduce this look in crochet?  I've looked at crochet lace patterns, but it's too constructed/perfect looking.  I want to keep with a nice natural look.  I was thinking maybe doing SC with a big hook and thin-ish thread.   I'd really appreciate any suggestions on this. Any thoughts?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009 04:16:27 PM »

I would try the biggest hook and work your way down from there with thread, maybe a lovers knot or something like that would get the look youre looking for.
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009 07:35:12 PM »

for an organic feel i would buy balls of regular string at a hardware store [buy 1 just to see how far it will go, then buy more to finish].
i definitely would use sc with either a q or s hook.
since you have piqued my interest with this curtain i am putting it on my to do list.

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009 10:18:05 AM »

I think I'm gonna go with a sc with the biggest hook I have. I'll let you know how it goes!

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009 01:07:54 PM »

if you want a definite front and back to the curtain this is a good way to do it:

Purl Crochet


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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009 08:13:41 AM »

  This is wonderful!

   I have a huge cone of cotton string I bought, that is too big for what I wanted, and didn't know what to do with it. It might just work for this.

  I wonder if it has to have the buttons (like for weight)?

  For crochet I was thinking of double crochet with a big hook (I would try J first or K)

  Since the string I have is rather heavy, dc might be better than sc.  But, lighter yarn/sring sc might work. You don't want them TOO see through.

    As to string in hardware stores, I didn't look in many, but ones I did try seemed to have small balls of twine, coated stuff. Too heavy.

   I bought online (cones) first 16 ply which is heavy, and then 2 ply (which is too fine and light) but just got 6 ply cotton string (in a cone, 8000' feet) which is good for what I want.

   I think it would be good for curtains, too.

   I'm wondering if a garden supply store (or dept) might be the best place to look for just plain cotton string?

« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2009 08:14:34 PM »

i would go with the largest hook you have (which was already mentioned).  since the stitches will be loose, it will give you that 'natural' look.  i'm sure you can also pull on certain areas to make some stitches more taught than others.

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