Crocheted Curtains

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Registered: 12-27-2003
Crocheted Curtains
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Wed, 10-12-2005 - 2:37pm
I found a pattern online for crocheted curtains (http://www.crochetandknitting.com). It seems relatively easy, but I was wondering if anyone else had crocheted any curtains and how it worked out. Does anyone have suggestions on what type of yarn to use? Do you think regular old Red Heart Super Saver yarn would be okay? Our local Wal-Mart doesn't have the biggest selection of yarns.
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Registered: 01-13-2004
Wed, 10-12-2005 - 7:32pm

I haven't personally crocheted curtains, so I wont be of much help.


As for the yarn, what yarn does it call for?

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Registered: 12-27-2003
Wed, 10-12-2005 - 8:02pm
The pattern just says worsted weight. I don't really know that much about yarn (it's either plain old Red Heart or "fancy" in my book!).
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Registered: 01-13-2004
Wed, 10-12-2005 - 8:08pm
If its "worsted weight" then you should be able to substitue Red Heart no problem!

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Registered: 12-27-2003
Wed, 10-12-2005 - 8:36pm
Thanks for your help! If I can use Red Heart, that will be great. Crocheted curtains will be much cheaper and more original than any I can buy at the store! I'll let you know how they turn out:)
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Registered: 05-25-2005
Thu, 10-13-2005 - 12:55am

Looking at the curtains, they look really dainty.

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Registered: 12-27-2003
Thu, 10-13-2005 - 5:54am
I have made dish cloths before and used the cotton yarn. I liked crocheting with it and they turned out well, but they shrunk in the wash. I'd hate to spend all that time making curtains and for them to shrink.
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Registered: 04-06-2003
Thu, 10-13-2005 - 9:33am
I would be a little leary of washing the dishcloth yarn also, but If you did wash them in cold, then not dry in the dryer, it might not shrink as much.

 

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Registered: 05-25-2005
Thu, 10-13-2005 - 11:07pm

Well there is always the larger 'doily' yarn.