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...
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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!
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!
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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- US - K, 6.5mm hook
- 375 yds total Red Heart With Love 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 hope you like it too!
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!!
😀 Thank you Gail! Anytime I can choose crochet over sewing I do - my machine is rather dusty indeed lol!
thanx so much this will be great too make , hope I can do it, tutorial makes sense too me yeah, will learn new stitches as well appreciate the blog too
love the curtains and valance, thank you very much
😀 Thank you Dorothy!
Thanks so much! We are looking at purchasing a remodeled home with NO window coverings and this will help A LOT.
😀 You're very welcome Pamela! Good luck with your new home purchase! Moving is SO stressful, but in the end I never regret it!
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.
😀 Thank you Dawn!
Dear God Woman you are so talented! Your patterns are amazing.
😀 *blush* Thank you denise!
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!)
😀 Thank you so much Christine! Setting up a craft room - so fun!
Oh Tamara! I just love these! Thank you so much for the pattern. I am going to make some for my office window. Thank you again!
You're so welcome Penny! Thank you!!
I was just thinking of making a curtain for the window on my kitchen door. This is perfect! Thank you!
😀 Yay! Thank you!
I love it!
😀 Thank you!
I love these. Perfect for any room u want a little privacy but don't need darkness
😀 Yes! Thank you Janet, I'm so glad you do!
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
Hi Carla! I'll try to make a tutorial for these in the next week or two! 🙂
Ok thank you very much! 🙂 excited cause I want to make these so bad:)
I'd also love to see a video. I struggle with written patterns a little and a video would be much easier to follow.
I had planned to make one for this week but a thumb injury changed my plans. Very soon though!
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!
😀 Thank you so much kelliinkc! I appreciate you saying so!
This is lovely! Thank you so much.
Thank you Emmy!
Thank you so much for posting this pattern. I have the perfect window for this! I really enjoy all of your patterns.
Thank you Robin! 😀
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!
Thank you Julie! You work the tr sts into the other tr sts - the chs go unworked. 🙂
Thank you for this clarification. I was a bit confused by this as well.
That's what I thought it just didn't feel right at the time. Thanks so much!!!!
Thank YOU! This should work out for sliding glass Doors! And Fast too!
😀 I'm so glad you like them Sheri!
What fiber yarn did you use? Acrylic cotton or ?? Thanks , Julie PS love your patterns
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.
Love this! I'm moving soon and this will be perfect for my new rooms. 🙂
😀 Thanks Sheri!
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.
Thanks so much Laurie! Best of luck with your move!
Great job! *wistful voice* Wish I had somewhere that needed curtains. Boo-hoo 🙂
😀 Thanks Carrie!
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!
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??
Hi Stevie-Ra! To make wider or narrower, add or subtract a multiple of 19 sts.
I need to make this pattern 52" wide, so I was wondering approximately how many inches does the increase/decrease of 19 sts make?
Each of the repeats was just over 5 inches wide, so you'll want to work 10 or 11 repeats.
Thank you sooooo much!
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
😀 I'm so glad you like it Sandy!
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.
Hi Susan! I use American terms. 🙂
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!
Tr and Trc are both abbreviations of the treble or triple stitch. I'm not sure what you mean by not enough room?
Do I repeat the tr2tog all the way across or just at the beginning and the end? Sorry for all the questions.
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! 🙂
I'm confused as to what repeat across row 1.
Hi Beth! You repeat the directions between the asterisks. I hope to have a video tutorial up very soon that should help too!
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!!!!
Haha! Thank you Tamara! 😀
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!
Thank you Zarnaz! 😀 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!
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.
<3 Thank you so much brook!
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)
😀 Thanks so much Terry! I hope you enjoy making it!
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!
😀 You're very welcome!!
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?
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 two popular examples - and they were used here. They are both 100% acrylic.
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 .... 🙂
😀 Thanks so much Smiley!
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 🙂
😀 Thanks Vanessa, I'm so glad to hear it!
These curtains are a notch above the interior decorators. I will definitely use this pattern for kitchen, bedroom and bath. Thank you cookbook much
Thank you sooooo much like so so so so much
😀 Thank you so much Sharon!! I'm so glad you like them!
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?
Thank you Karen! I slid the rod through the "points" of the top chevrons. 😀
Please, pretty please, can we have a video tuturial on the above? Thank you.♥
Hi Sonja! You'll find the video tutorial HERE. 😀
Just love these. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Looking forward to making!
Thanks so much! 😀
Thank-you so much for sharing this pattern, I made a set for my kitchen (2 windows and a sliding door) they turned out beautiful and I am getting wonderful comments about them.
😀 Thank you Marni, I'm so glad to hear it!
Thanks you for the wonderfull pattern I made a set for the kitchen a window and a door and they are so Nice I love the pattern and gonne make an other set in a different color
😀 I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern! Thank you!
I love your pattern.
It would be nice if there was a Dutch translation.
A few ladies of the facebook page where I am a member and proudly your website with pattern have purported asked if I could do this.
I immediately started writing one. and then I changed my mind.
I do not have permission. So with this, I want to ask you, can I make a Dutch translation of your pattern where I your site and name listed as the inventor of the beautiful pattern.
Hello Dymphi! Please email me at tamarakelly at mooglyblog.com - I'm sure we can do something! 😀
Hello I don't know if you can help me or not. I am looking for a crochet pattern to make a dollie into a tank top. If you could please let me know if you have one or know where I can get one. Thank You Mary James
Hi Mary! I'm afraid this is the closest I've been able to find: http://www.trashtocouture.com/2012/03/diy-touch-of-crochet-blouse.html But if you search through tank top patterns on Ravelry, I believe you'll find some that have the doily look to them!
Thank you Tamara. I followed your pattern and used the same colors for our kitchen window. It is now a permanent fixture in our home. Greetings from the Philippines 🙂
Thank you so much aiLeene!
I can't figure out first row. :/
I'm sorry you're having trouble Jenni, did you watch the tutorial video?
I was looking for a curtain pattern for next Christmas to put in my kitchen above the sink. Can you picture this beauty in Red and White for Christmas, I sure can. Thanks a bunch
😀 Thank you Dawna!
This is adorable and a great idea!!! I might want to make mine a little less lacy, but this is a nice alternative to sewing. Thanks for the instructions!
Thank you Lynn, you are very welcome!
Just saw your great pattern...but...isn't it better to use cotton yarn instead of regualr yarn? I was advised that regualr yarn will stretch and cotton will not. I plan to make these curtains regardless, but just am thinking that my friend is right...what is your opinion?
This curtain was short, and very open, so there isn't actually all that much yarn. It's still hanging in my bathroom to this day, and I haven't noticed any stretching. And well... it was what I had on hand in the colors I wanted! But cotton is a great alternative, particularly if you are going full length. 🙂
Brilliant! Just what I need for one of my windows Thank you.
🙂 Thank you Liz!
this just what the window doctor order I have a HUGE living room window that is in dire need of curtains. THANK YOU for sharing this pattern, I will be starting it just as soon as I figure out colors!!!
😀 You are very welcome Patricia, I'm so glad you like them!
Hi, I love this pattern. I was wondering if there was a to make these longer? Thanks for sharing
Never mind just read to keep adding. Thanks
😀 Yep, that's it! Thanks Trish!
Thank you! Just walked through our framed new house. The bathroom window is really low. Need to cover the lower half. The pattern I have uses crochet thread and will take forever (or at least more time than I have). This is perfect! I can work on it while traveling to check on the house, 2 hours away.
Thank you for solving my 'emergency'.
Hi Rhonda! Yay, I'm so glad you like it! 😀 We're still using ours 3 years later and it's good as new!
Love this pattern thank you for sharing. What is considered Aran weight yarn? Brand or type?
Hi Tammy! Aran is a weight - a bit heavier than worsted, but still category "4". 🙂
Aran is also a color...it's an off white color. I have some...
Yes, it has at least 3 meanings I know of. 🙂
Howdy! I wanted to tell you that I've made one curtain so far for my granddaughter's window. I have another to make for a second window, then a third which will be wider and shorter. I absolutely LOVED this idea! I used 100% viscose yarn in DK weight, holding two strands together as one. There is a creamy color that is continuous through the whole curtain, and it is graded. I started with a darker purple on the bottom, then the same amount of rows in a lighter shade three times. My granddaughter loves the effect and the curtain. Now I just need to get in the mood to work on another one. My issue is nothing to do with the pattern or the idea.... it's that I don't like to work with trebles. I don't know why, but the second yarn over and pull thru always slows me wayyyy down. Thank you so very much for this pattern!
This sounds lovely Julie! Thank you!
Yes! Awesome! Just the kind of different but awesome I love.
😀 Thank you!
Just found this curtain and love it. Will be moving soon and will need some curtains for bathrooms, laundry room, mud room, etc. This fits the bill. Also, just recently found your blog; wish I had found it sooner
😀 Thanks so much! Congrats on the move!
The first thing I thought when I saw this curtain was WOW! That would make a great shower curtain.
Ooo, that it would! 😀
These are lovly, I'm going to make these for the spare bedroom. On a side note, be aware the privacy film works in reverse when the light is on. Day time no one sees in, night time when the light is on everyone see in.
Ooo, good to know! Thank you Shelley! I hope you enjoy making them!
Can I use red heart super saver instead of with love?
Yes, that's a great substitute!
Thank you so much for getting back to me. My mama asked for something cute for her guest bedroom. This will be perfect. I have another guestion. When making wider, should I add 19 stitches to your count, or do multiples of 19 from the beginnng?
Hi Rene! You would add a multiple of 19 to my chain count. 🙂
. During our self isolation I needed new valances for our bedroom that we painted and updated with new flooring. I sew but did not have enough fabric for 4 valances((8 yards) . I found this pattern and tried one in my kitchen colors to see if I liked it.! Well. Let me say I absolutely love how it looks in my kitchen window. I have enough yarn in several colors that will go with my bedroom color scheme. Thanks so much for this quick and easy pattern.
I'm so glad you like it, Karen! Thank you! ♥
This curtain looks great.
Do you think that cotton yarn can be used for a full window curtain?
If not, what stitch will you suggest for such a curtain?
Thank you kindly for all your video tutorials,.
Hi Michal! One of the interesting things about cotton yarn is that it's not stretchy when you're crocheting it, but it will stretch when worn/hung! That said, full-length curtains are essentially hanging a blanket from a rod - I can't think of any crocheted or knitted fabric that wouldn't stretch out a bit eventually (regardless of the stitch). I would go ahead and use cotton for long curtains with this pattern because the open stitching makes it a lot lighter than a more solid stitch, which will reduce stretching. I would also, however, compensate a bit by going wider than needed and a bit shorter - and letting gravity do its thing. 🙂 I hope that helps! ♥
I really appreciate your response.
I consider using this stitch exactly because of the reason you mentioned. It's lighter than other stitched I know.
So I'm adding, happily, this curtain to my "want to do" list.
Thank you very much for your help.
Yay, thank you!
I'm too cheap to buy curtains 😅
♥ They are so $$! I'm glad you like them!
The pattern says to crochet in increments of 19, but your tutorial says 19 increments plus 5.
I just thought you'd want to know in case no one told you 🙂
I'm just branching out myself with crochet patterns. Here's a link if it's okay to post it here <3
Right now I only have one pattern on my site, but I've made several more blankets. I just have to put them up, lol. Have a blessed day!
That info is to alter, not to start from scratch - sorry if it's confusing! 🙂
Oh, okay. Thanks!