Free Pattern: Curtain/Window Treatment

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Making these window/door treatments/curtains with ladder ribbon yarns are not only easy but also an opportunity to display your creativity. These curtains are attractive, unique, and add color and visual interest to any room.


Making your own curtain panels for your windows, doors or entrace-ways gives you the freedom to choose your own colors and style. This pattern makes panels that are about 25" long when put up but you may choose to make them longer or shorter.


Finished length/height:
Approx 25"

3 x Ladder Ribbon; and/or
3 x Ladder Ribbon Glitter
A pair of scissors


Gauge: Not important




  • Curtain may be used to decorate window, door, or entrance-way.
  • If no glitter is preferred, use only Ladder Ribbon for all panels.
  • Length/height of panels may be varied by the varying the length of the strands of yarn.
  • Be adventurous and experiment mixing different ladder ribbons of multiple colors. You will be pleasantly surprised by the outcomes.
  • Width of window is 23"; Total width covered by curtain panels on curtain rod is 28".
  • 1 ball of Ladder Ribbon and 1 ball of Ladder Ribbon Glitter make 7 panels according to this pattern. A total of 21 panels were needed to cover the width of the curtain rod in this pattern.
  • Measure the width of your window/door/entrance-way to determine the number of curtain panels needed.
  • For best results, be sure to use fine quality ribbons that are soft and drape well.


To make curtain panels:

  1. Cut 10 strands of Ladder Ribbon that are approx 60" each and lay them lengthwise on the table.
  2. Cut 10 strands of Ladder Ribbon Glitter that are approx 60" each and lay them lengthwise on the table.
  3. Align all strands at one end and smooth out the yarn. Pick up all the strands from the middle, and make an overhand knot in the middle, adjusting the lengths on both sides to make sure they are equal before tightening the knot.


Steps 1-3 makes one curtain panel.


Make as many curtain panels as required for the curtain rod over your window/door/entrance-way.


Draping curtain panels on curtain rod:


  1. Hold one curtain panel by the knot in the middle.
  2. Drape the knot over the curtain rod by 6", making a small loop (yarn strands should be hanging in the front).
  3. Pull the bottom of the strands (the tail ends) through the loop and tighten evenly over the curtain rod.
  4. Repeat Steps 1-3 for all curtain panels (you can have as many or as few curtain panels as you like, providing the rich textured look of the window treatment).


Trim the ends of the curtain panels as desired (you can have a straight or shaped bottom).



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Every effort has been made to ensure that the directions contained in this pattern are accurate and complete; However, we cannot be responsible for individual variance, human or typographical errors.


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