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Dolly LampShade Cover Crochet Pattern

Dolly LampShade Cover Crochet Pattern

April 2, 2011 /
crochet lampshade cover

It’s time to give my old lampshade a new look!!! I crochet a lampshade cover for the SKIMRA I bought at Ikea many years ago. See how it brightens up a room after putting on a new dress? This new lamp with the lampshade cover has since “migrated” to my daughter’s room and never look back anymore!

crochet lampshade cover

Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact material ie. knitted jersey strips from my stashed and the lampshade I bought from Ikea, follow the tutorial further down to adapt this method to suit your old lampshade and the yarn of your choice. Well, all you need to do are taking some measurements and do some simple maths to create your own lampshade cover pattern. It’s totally flexible!!!

crochet small flower

Get my typical crochet lampshade cover pattern after this jump.

dolly lampshade
 

Dolly

LampShade Cover Crochet Pattern

Difficulty Level:
Advanced Beginner, must know how to crochet ls [loop stitch], sc, sc2tog, slst & ch.

Materials & Tools:
1. Yarn: knitted poly jersey cut strips, 3/4″ wide, qty: not sure (they were from my stashed) but I guessed that 1 1/2 yards of the main color and 1 yard of secondary color should be more than enough for a small lampshade I have.
2. Crochet hook: 5 mm
3. Tapestry Needle
4. Lampshade, Ikea’s SKIMRA, or if you used other lampshades, go to the tutorial further down to create your own lampshade cover pattern.
5. Measuring tape or ruler
6. Calculator

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
ls = loop stitch
dec 1 st = sc2tog = single crochet 2 together or single crochet decrease
slst = slip stitch
st = stitch
NOTE: when dec 1 st, do the sc2tog anywhere within the round but away from the position of adjacent dec round. For example: when the dec is on the 3 sts, do the next dec at 23 sts, then 3rd dec at 13 and forth dec at 33 and so on…. This will make the lampshade slopes evenly and won’t tilt at one side.

Crochet pattern:
Ruby pink
Base chain: ch 46, slst to the first ch to form a loop.
rnd 1: ch1, sc 46, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 2: ch1, ls 46, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 3: ch1, sc 45, dec 1 st (see NOTE at abbreviations), slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 4: ch1, ls 45, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 5: ch1, sc 45, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 6: ch1, ls 45, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 7: ch1, sc 44, dec 1 st, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 8: ch1, ls 44, slst to first ch, turn.
Baby pink
rnd 9: ch1, sc 43, dec 1 st, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 10: ch1, ls 43, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 11: ch1, sc 43, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 12: ch1, ls 43, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 13: ch1, sc 42, dec 1 st, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 14: ch1 sc 42, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 15: ch1, sc 41, dec 1 st, slst to first ch, turn.
Ruby pink
rnd 16 – 17: ch1 sc 41, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 18: ch1, sc 40, dec 1 st, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 19 – 20: ch1 sc 40, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 21: ch1, sc 39, dec 1 st,, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 22 – 23: ch1 sc 39, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 24: ch1, sc 38, dec 1 st,, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 25 – 26: ch1 sc 38, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 27: ch1, sc 37, dec 1 st,, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 28 – 29: ch1 sc 37, slst to first ch, turn.
rnd 30: ch1, sc 36, dec 1 st, slst to first ch.
fastern off and hide yarn

Tutorial
Method and Concept

 
measure lampshade

Take the measurement on the existing lampshade {value in [ ] is my measurement}:
1. Bottom circumference (C1) [ 20″]
2. Top circumference (C1) [15 1/4″]
3. Height or Length (L) [11″]

 
crochet tension

Use the hook size recommended by the yarn manufacturer, make a 5″x5″ swatch or test square of sc crochet to gauge your crochet tension.
Check the amounts of rows (R) and sts (S) in 3″x3″ square.
[I have 8 rows, 7 sts in 3″x3″ square]
Do the following maths to get the required rounds and stitches to come out with the crochet pattern for your lampshade {my calculation is in [ ]}.
Bottom circumference in stitch = C1 x S / 3 [46 sts]
Top circumference in stitch = C2 x S / 3 [36 sts]
Length = L x R / 3 [30 rows]
[from my calculation, I need to decrease 10 sts in 30 rows, i.e. make a decrement every 3 rows.]

 
Loopy lampshade cover

Make a chain loop based on the number of stitches required for the bottom circumference.
Crochet from bottom-up while decrease (sc2tog) the stitches evenly till you reach the length and top circumference. Scatter the decrement stitches so that the lampshade won’t tilt to one side.
Turn while you proceed to the next round, loop stitch (ls) forms on the other side away from the one facing you. Alternate the round of ls with sc, ie. 1 round of ls 1 round of sc, 1 round of ls and so on. {I used alternate}.
Crochet about 1/3 of the total length with loop stitch (alternate with sc stitch), followed by all sc stitch to the rest of the 2/3.
Change color when you reach 1/4 and 1/2 of the pattern.

 
crochet pattern flower bouquet

Embellish the shade with something nice, for example:
Flower bouquet – pattern and tutorial to follow soon.
Pom-pom – just roll the balance fabric strips across your palm (the more rounds the fuller the pom-pom will be), take out and tie really hard at the center. Cut the loops and trim them to make the pom-pom looks round and balance.
Other suggestions:
1. Insert some beads into the strip, and put 1 bead when crocheting each loop for a gypsy look
2. Glue a row of pearl bead garland at the top edge for a classy look

 
dolly lampshade

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The Crafty Artisan

Thursday 16th of June 2011

This has been posted as the tutorial of the day on my blog, The Crafty Artisan. I have posted a photo and a link sending my readers to your web site.

Happy Crafting!

http://wiserunning.com/blog/2011/06/15/crochet-tutorial-crochet-lamp-decorations/

Creative Mind

Friday 15th of April 2011

totally amazing..lovely..i love pink color & its awesome combination my dear..keep rocking..

Casey

Tuesday 12th of April 2011

this is too adorable!

Rachel

Monday 11th of April 2011

That's DARLING! I love the way you embellished it. Thanks for the pattern, I'll be linking.