Certainly! Here’s a simple and free crochet pattern for a café curtain. Café curtains are usually shorter, covering only part of the window for privacy while allowing plenty of light to come through.
- Worsted weight yarn in your preferred color
- Crochet hook suitable for your yarn (usually 4.0mm to 5.5mm)
- Yarn needle for sewing and weaving in ends
- Curtain rod or tension rod
- ch: chain
- sc: single crochet
- dc: double crochet
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sk: skip
- Foundation Chain: Start by chaining a multiple of 6 stitches plus an additional 3 for turning. For example, you can chain 27 for a small café curtain panel.
- Row 1: Starting in the fourth chain from the hook, dc in each of the next 3 ch, ch 3, sk 3 ch, dc in each of the next 3 ch. Repeat this pattern across the row, ending with a dc in the last ch.
- Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as your first dc here and throughout), turn. Dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 3, sk the ch-3 space, dc in each of the next 3 dc. Repeat this pattern across the row.
- Repeat Row 2 until your café curtain panel reaches the desired length. Café curtains typically cover only the bottom portion of the window, so measure your window height and crochet the panel accordingly.
- Edging: To create a neat edge, sc evenly around all sides of the café curtain panel. In the corners, you can work 3 sc in the same space to turn the corner smoothly. Fasten off and weave in any loose ends.
- Repeat the above steps to create additional café curtain panels as needed to cover your window width. Typically, you’ll use one or two panels for a café curtain, but you can adjust according to your window size and design preference.
- To join the panels together, you can use slip stitches, or you can crochet them together by single crocheting through both loops of the corresponding stitches on each panel. Be sure to leave an opening for the curtain rod to pass through.
- Thread your curtain rod or tension rod through the openings at the top of the panels.
- Hang your crochet café curtain in your desired location, making any necessary adjustments to the rod’s length.
Remember to customize the measurements and number of panels based on your window size and design preferences. Café curtains are a great way to add a touch of handmade charm to your kitchen or any room while maintaining privacy and allowing natural light to shine through. Enjoy your crocheting!