Feng Shui is the effortless interface of humans and their surroundings. These interacting energies are arranged to achieve specific life improvements. This influence is achieved by positioning or designing your surroundings in harmony with principles of natural energy flow. Feng Shui is practical and grounding, and it helps you precisely where you live and work.
feng shui curtain with kanji symbols – Maria Merlino Copyright
Feng Shui is a term composed of two Chinese words for wind and water. Wind and water are the two natural elements that flow, move, and circulate everywhere on Earth. They are also the most basic elements required for human survival. Air is the breath of life and water is the liquid of life.
The life force also known as Chi, is the essence of these life-giving elements. Wind and water are direct carriers of chi, as their flowing quality reflects their essential nature. All living organisms are largely composed of these two elements. Therefore, Feng Shui is the art of designing environments in harmony with the flow of chi through one’s living space, and this flow supports and enhances one’s personal chi or life force.
Fire has always been a symbol of divine energy and represents the sun and life. A balanced feng shui fire element in your home will bring joy and excitement
The feng shui energy of color red is the energy of arousal. It is hot, passionate, rich and celebratory.
Red is the Chinese color of luck and happiness, the marriage color in India, and the symbol of love and romance. In the West, it represents courage and passion.
Here is a curtain crocheted in the filet stitch with the Kanji symbols for luck, prosperity, beauty happiness, wealth and blessing.
3 balls Knit-Cro-Sheen, a #10 cotton thread ( total yardage is 450 yards)
US size 7/1.15mm steel hook
Size of Curtain is 11.5 x 17.5 inches
The extended double crochet stitch (edc) was used in this project, but feel free to use a normal double crochet/ To learn how to make a the extended double crochet stitch, go HERE:
To download chart:
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If you have trouble downloading my charts, I have also put them on my Filet Crochet blog. Go HERE
Row 1: Chain 156, edc in the 9th chain from the hook, skip 2 chs, edc in next ch, * skip 2 chs, edc in next ch, rep from * across, ending with an edc in last chain. You will have 50 open spaces. Chain 5, turn.
Rows 2-70: Follow chart
At end of row 70, you can make a chain edging. Chart has been provided.
Maria Merlino is an internationally recognized designer. Her patterns have been published in books, magazines, Amazon ebooks, on her own website and for Associated Content, now known as yahoo.voices. Maria is a columnist for her local weekly, The South Philadelphia Public Record, where her column, Within Walking Distance,covers businesses, food, entertainment, personalities and politics. Maria is also a writer and copy editor for Row Home Magazine, where she specializes in writing about people, places and things in South Philadelphia.