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.
For the crochet lampshade I’ve used:
1 x 100g ball Stylecraft Special DK in:
- (A) White (shade 1001)
- (B) Fondant (shade 1241)
- (C) Pomegranate (shade 1083)
- (D) Turquoise (shade 1068)
- (E) Silver (shade 1203)
- (F) Aspen (1422)
- Bobble trim to fit shade
You could use…
Any DK to Aran yarn and hook to match
You will also need…
4mm (US 6/G) hook
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?