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I have always loved crafting!

My mom and I learned to crochet together when I was 12 because there was a crocheted vest I wanted to make. We worked through it and figured it out together. I have ...

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Buttoned Gingham Valance (T10-009)

from Crochet by Kathy
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Buttoned Gingham Valance (T10-009)
Buttoned Gingham Valance (T10-009)
Buttoned Gingham Valance (T10-009)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already know how to ch, sl st, sc, hdc, and dc.
  • Additional stitches are explained in the instructions.

Pattern Description:

The versatile design of this filet crochet-type valance can be made in any color to suite your decor. Tie on your favorite decorative buttons with 1/8" wide satin ribbon to complete the effect. This is a great warm-weather project!

If you love thread crochet, this is a great project for the intermediate crocheter. The pattern uses dc2tog stitches in the filled blocks; it also uses diagonal blocks for the medium shade appearance - all are defined in the instructions. The valance is worked from the top down. A graph is also provided for reference.

This pattern is written in U.S. terms.


10 blocks/spaces x 10 rows =
3-1/4" wide x 3-3/8" high

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The finished size is 63-1/2" wide x 19" long (from top of rod). A repeat in the pattern is provided to increase the width in 3-1/4" increments.


  • Light green crochet cotton, size 10, in 350 yd. (320 m) balls - 6 balls
  • Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hook
  • 7/8" decorative buttons - 20
  • Spool of 1/8" wide satin ribbon (or sewing thread) to match

You Will Also Need:

  • 5/8" diameter curtain rod