Big Bold Chevron Curtain

The Big Bold Chevron Curtain pattern almost ended up with the name “Emergency Chevrons,” because they were the answer to a little emergency I discovered when we first moved into this house. The window in the master bath faces the neighbor’s house. And while the bottom half of the window came covered in privacy window film, the top half was clear as can be – and Geoff and I are both significantly taller than the previous owners! Yikes! The Big Bold Chevron Curtain was the answer!

Big Bold Chevron Curtain - perfect for any window! Free #crochet pattern from mooglyblog.com

A little bit of stash from leftover projects was all I needed to whip up this lacy chevron curtain – add a tension rod and done! It’s nice and open so that the light comes in, but the bold lines obscure the view of any looky-loos.

And I just love the grey and white chevrons! I’m not in love with the green paint color, but we’re still unpacking – painting is a bit down on the moving to do list. But this curtain and color scheme will be sure to work well with any future remodeling!

Big Bold Chevron Curtain - perfect for any window! Free #crochet pattern from mooglyblog.com

If you’re looking for a longer curtain, it’s easy to just keep adding rows in the pattern… all the way to the floor if you like! If your window is a lot wider, make 2 and they’ll open like traditional panel curtains. The Big Bold Chevron Curtain is the perfect crochet curtain pattern for the bath, bedroom, kitchen, living room – any room of the house! And I’ve got some coordinating patterns using this stitch coming soon too! So excited!

 

Big Bold Chevron Curtain

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  • Big Bold Chevron Curtain - perfect for any window! Free #crochet pattern from mooglyblog.comUS – K, 6.5mm hook
  • 375 yds total Aran weight yarn in 2 (or more) colors (Color A: 215 yds; Color B: 160 yds)
  • Size (hung): 36″ wide x 26″ long (shown hung on a 27″ wide window)
  • Special Stitches:
    • Tr – triple/treble crochet (click HERE for video tutorial)
    • Tr2tog over 4 ch: Work a tr in the next st, until there are 2 loops left on the hook, skip 2 ch, work tr in the next ch until there are 3 loops left on the hook, yo and pull through all 3 loops
  • To make wider or narrower, add or subtract a multiple of 19 sts.
  • Click here for a Video Tutorial for the Big Bold Chevron Stitch

Row 1: With Color A, ch 138. Tr in 6th ch from hook, *[ch 1, skip 1 ch, tr in next ch] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 ch, in next ch work (tr, ch 3, tr), [ch 1, skip 1 ch, tr in next ch] 3 times, ch 1, skip 1 ch**, tr2tog over next 4 ch. Repeat from * 5 times, then repeat from * to ** once. Work tr2tog over last 3 ch, skipping the second ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1st st), tr in next st, *[ch 1, skip ch, tr in next st] 3 times, ch 1, in ch-3 sp work (tr, ch 3, tr), [ch 1, skip ch, tr in next st] 3 times, ch 1, skip ch**, tr2tog over 3 sts, skipping the tr2tog from previous row (in the center). Repeat from * 5 times, then repeat from * to ** once. Work tr2tog over last 3 sts, working the second half into the top of the turning ch. Turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2, finishing last stitch with Color B. Break Color A.

Row 4 – 6: With Color B, repeat Row 2 finishing last st of Row 6 with Color A. Break Color B.

Row 7 – 9: With Color A, repeat Row 2, finishing last st of Row 9 with Color B. Break Color A.

Rows 10 – 21: Repeat in pattern, changing colors every 3 rows. Break yarn and weave in ends, being careful to weave in each color into the same color yarn along the sides of the rows. Hang and enjoy!

And now my emergency curtain is up! Best of all, Geoff and I both love it, and it’s gone from emergency to permanent bathroom fixture. I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve got in store for this great stitch pattern – so stay tuned!

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Comments

  1. 1

    Gail Carroll says

    This is great, just what I need for my utility porch. Was thinking of dusting off my sewing machine but like this idea better. Thank you!!

    • 2

      Tamara Kelly says

      :D Thank you Gail! Anytime I can choose crochet over sewing I do – my machine is rather dusty indeed lol!

  2. 3

    Pamela Noonan says

    Thanks so much! We are looking at purchasing a remodeled home with NO window coverings and this will help A LOT.

    • 4

      Tamara Kelly says

      :D You’re very welcome Pamela! Good luck with your new home purchase! Moving is SO stressful, but in the end I never regret it!

  3. 5

    Dawn says

    Perfect–I’ve been trying to figure out what I was going to do in my kitchen to replace a very faded swag. This is perfect. Thank you. Can’t wait to see what else you’re coming up with.

  4. 9

    says

    I need some window valances for my craft room (took down the Snoopy ones from when it was my daughter’s bedroom) and this will use some of my yarn stash plus looke AWESOME! Thanks for sharing! (My mom will probably want one for her bathroom window too!)

  5. 13

    Debi Shipman says

    I was just thinking of making a curtain for the window on my kitchen door. This is perfect! Thank you!

  6. 19

    carla says

    Hi love this! Was just wondering if you are going to do a tutorial video I have started? Making one and I am confused on some parts? Thanks

  7. 24

    kelliinkc says

    Well, I don’t need any curtains right now but had to take a moment to tell you how much I like yours! So awesome. I just love your crochet designs!

  8. 28

    ROBIN says

    Thank you so much for posting this pattern. I have the perfect window for this! I really enjoy all of your patterns.

  9. 30

    Julie says

    Hi Tamara, thanks so much for the great pattern! They are just what I need for my little living room windows. :) I am already working on them and I need help, though!! In the 2nd row and on, am I doing the Tr stitches into the chain 1′s of the first/previous row? Or the stitches surrounding them? Thanks!

    • 37

      Tamara Kelly says

      I used acrylic for these – though I think cotton would work well too! But acrylic is usually a little lighter weight, so less pulling or sagging.

  10. 40

    Laurie says

    I will be moving soon and just know this great pattern will be needed. Thank you for sharing it. I can hardly wait to see the other projects you’re planning.

  11. 44

    Diane says

    Love, love, love. I had been searching for a crochet valance/curtain pattern that was appropriate for my rather uncertain skills and for our mountain cabin. I believe this is just what I was looking for. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern!

  12. 45

    Stevie-Ra' says

    I LOVE this pattern, so does my boyfriend so I’m wanting to make it for my back door; But, I was wondering if you were going to make it smaller and not as wide what would you suggest for a chain instead of 138? Or could you tell me what the multiples are??

  13. 47

    Deirdre says

    I need to make this pattern 52″ wide, so I was wondering approximately how many inches does the increase/decrease of 19 sts make?

  14. 50

    Sandy says

    I love these! Making some right now for my daughter’s new home. I am doing hers with Red Heart with Love , color is Lettuce. So pretty

  15. 53

    SUsan says

    Hi, thank you so much for the pattern. I have been wanting something for the bottom half of our kitchen windows but couldn’t find anything nice AND let in the light. Natural daylight is so good for our souls. I was wondering though what terminology are you using? British or English? Thank you for continuing to inspire.

  16. 55

    beth says

    Is there a difference in the tr stitch from the TRC stitch? I’m having a lot of trouble with row 1. I don’t have room to do the tr2tog over the last 3 ch. Please help!

    • 56

      Tamara Kelly says

      Tr and Trc are both abbreviations of the treble or triple stitch. I’m not sure what you mean by not enough room?

      • 57

        beth says

        Do I repeat the tr2tog all the way across or just at the beginning and the end? Sorry for all the questions.

        • 58

          Tamara Kelly says

          This part you do 6 times total: [ch 1, skip ch, tr in next st] 3 times, ch 1, in ch-3 sp work (tr, ch 3, tr), [ch 1, skip ch, tr in next st] 3 times, ch 1, skip ch**, tr2tog over 3 sts, skipping the tr2tog from previous row (in the center).

          Then, you do this once: *[ch 1, skip ch, tr in next st] 3 times, ch 1, in ch-3 sp work (tr, ch 3, tr), [ch 1, skip ch, tr in next st] 3 times, ch 1, skip ch**

          Then you finish the row with: Work tr2tog over last 3 sts, working the second half into the top of the turning ch. Turn.

          I hope that helps! :)

    • 60

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Beth! You repeat the directions between the asterisks. I hope to have a video tutorial up very soon that should help too!

  17. 61

    Tamara Paugh says

    I love the curtains! And the blanket to match! Looks like I just found what I needed for my bedroom! Now I need curtains for my kitchen? Hint! Hint! I love your patterns. So does Walmart. I keep buying them out of ink for my printer!!!!

  18. 63

    Zarnaz says

    Are there any other curtain patterns that you can share? Perhaps a round-up of free curtain patterns? :-)
    This one is definitely on my to-do list!

    • 64

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you Zarnaz! :D I tried to do a curtain roundup once but there weren’t very many to choose from. I’ll have to take anther look and see if there are more patterns out there now!

  19. 65

    brook says

    I love you. I can’t count how many times have I clicked through on projects that I really think I would make and it’s you. Thank you.

  20. 67

    Terry Johnson says

    Thank you Tamara. This is the perfect curtain I’ve been looking for! I have a window cutout in my 2nd floor bedroom that looks out over my dining room and this will be perfect to cover it up! I love your designs! Happy hooking! :o)

  21. 69

    Cindy says

    We have a vintage RV travel trailer and I think this pattern is just the ticket to add a little retro feel to it!! Thanks!

  22. 71

    Cherie Simpson says

    Hi Tamara! Would love to make these curtains but I am not sure what kind of “Aran” yarn I should use. Did you make the curtains using a cotton thread? If not, what kind of Aran was used?

    Thank you,
    Cherie Simpson

    • 72

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Cherie! Aran refers to the weight – thicker than worsted, but thinner than bulky, most aran weight yarns have the yarn symbol “4″ on them. Red Heart With Love and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice are too popular examples – Red Heart With Love was used here. It’s 100% acrylic.

  23. 73

    Diane says

    I wanted to let you know that I just started working this pattern for the kitchen in our cabin. I am using red heart with love in white to start, and need to decide tomorrow what color I am going to use with it, though probably back. I am enjoying these so much even though I am only on the second row! I am thinking I may make some tiers to go along with the valances. My windows are huge and even though I won’t need privacy, I think they would look fantastic. Thanks so much for the wonderful pattern!!!!

    Just call me “Smiley” at the moment …. :)

  24. 75

    Vanessa Toone says

    Thank you so much!! I searched for curtains for several years for a set of bifold doors (4 panels, total width 3 metres, height over 2 metres!!) I wanted heavier than net/voile but lighter than standard and these are perfect! I’ve just finished the first one – 176 starting chain, 30 stripes in cream and forest green, and it’s perfect :)

  25. 77

    Sharon says

    These curtains are a notch above the interior decorators. I will definitely use this pattern for kitchen, bedroom and bath. Thank you cookbook much

  26. 80

    Karen H says

    This is a great pattern. I’ll be starting it soon for my hall bathroom. How do you hang it? Just slide the rod through stitches every few inches?

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