26 Mar 2013

Free Instructions for Filet Crochet Curtain Ties

This is a very simple yet useful free filet crochet project.



Here's how I made it:

Foundation chains = multiple of 8 + 6 + 3 turning chains  (multiples of 8 + 9)

8 x 12 = 96 + 9 = 105 chains.

Row 1:  1 dc into the 5th chain from hook. 1 dc into each of the next 100 chains, 3 chains turn.
Row 2:  1 chain,  skip 1 dc, *1 dc into each of next 2 dc, 2 ch, skip 2 dc; rep from * until only 4 dc are left. 1 dc into each of next 2 dc, 1 ch, skip 1 dc, 1 dc into last dc; 3 chains turn.
Row 3: 1 dc into each dc to end.

Here's the chart:


Insert a cord, braid or ribbon in the space between stitches in row 2.  I made my cord.  I'll post the method in my next post.