Free crochet lampshade pattern

This week we’re giving away a free pattern for this fabulous crochet lampshade from The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet. Isn’t it AMAZING? We have fallen in love with it. It’s perfect to add a bit of pizzazz to any room.

crochet lampshade

For the crochet lampshade I’ve used:

1 x 100g ball Stylecraft Special DK in:

You could use…
Any DK to Aran yarn and hook to match

You will also need…
A lampshade
4mm (US 6/G) hook
tapestry needle

Finished size:
68.5 x 20cm (27 x 7 3/4in)


Foundation chain: using colour A, ch 132. Sl st into first chain to join round (make sure your chain isn’t twisted)

Round 1: ch 1 (counts as dc), dc 131. Sl st to top of ch-1 to join round. Fasten off yarn (see Fastening off) and attach new colour

Round 2: using colour B, (ch 3 (counts as tr), 2tr) in same st, ch 1, *sk 3 sts, 3tr in next st, ch 1* repeat around. Sl st into top of ch-3 to join round, slip stitch across to the first ch-1 space. Fasten off yarn and attach new colour

Round 3: using colour C, (ch 3 (counts as tr), 2tr) in first ch-1 space, *ch 1, 3tr in next ch-1 space* repeat around. Sl st into top of ch-3 to join round, sl st to first ch-1 space. Fasten off yarn and attach new colour

Rounds 4–24: Repeat round 3

I used the colours in the following order for the remaining rounds:

C, D, E, C, F, A, E, F, D, B, E, D, C, A, F, A, C, E, B, D, F

Fasten off and weave in ends (see Weaving in ends).

Making up: Just attach the trim by sewing or gluing and voila!

Adjusting the pattern. Measure around your lampshade. Your foundation chain will need to be roughly the same length, But it must be a multiple of four for the pattern to work. then follow the instructions in the same way. You’ll just need to adjust the number of rows to fit the height of your shade.

Other things to try: This project suits any cylindrical object needing a makeover. How about making a pretty pencil holder by jazzing up a plain glass jar with a bit of granny stripe magic?


Beginners guide to crochetHave you made the crochet lampshade? Please let us know by commenting below, we would love to know how you got on. You can create more great patterns from The Beginner’s Guide to Crochet.

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Nadine dabbles in a wide range crafts. If it's pretty and she wants to make it, she'll learn the technique to do so. She is also never without a cup of tea in her hands.

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