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Published on June 16th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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Crochet Seashell Lamps





Materials: Melodi, Manljus, Minut, cotton yarn, crochet hook

Description:
Like most people, at Crochet Today we love the convenience of IKEA furnishings, but enjoy personalizing them with YARN. This project involves three IKEA lamps, the Melodi, Manljus, and Minut. Each lamp has a new crocheted covering, made from cotton yarn (acrylics could melt, so cotton is the best choice for this project).

We provide stitch patterns and dimensions in the project pages in our magazine, but what’s important to remember is that each person’s gauge can be a little different, and personalizing the covers is probably the part that’s most fun! So take chances with color and stitch patterns, and keep the lamp handy so you can test-fit your cover as you work.

The Melodi and the Manljus styles are a little tricky, but the Minut lamp is very spherical, which makes it a *lot* like an idealized human head–do you see where I’m going? You’re making a lamp hat! Take a chance and try out hat patterns that will come out about lamp-size.

We’re planning more IKEA hacking at the magazine–everything can use a little more crochet, we think–and would love to see your versions of these lamps, whether or not you use our patterns. Have fun!

See more of the crochet lamp shades.

~ Rose White/Crochet Today magazine, South San Francisco

Photo credit: Nicole Hill-Gerulat

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Jules IKEAHacker

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

12 Responses to Crochet Seashell Lamps

  1. My God they are beautiful. I have also crochet a lamp shade, but not that beautiful as your! Really amazing. Have a wonderful da and Thanks for sharing

  2. Anonymous says:

    These are beautiful. LOVE. I wish I knew how to crochet!

  3. mydecoreview says:

    What all amazing works done with crochet!! The other day I saw a table covered with crochet work. But how did the work stick onto the lamp. Also what are Melodi, Manljus and Minut

  4. wow they lamps are very beautiful!!!
    I just started to work crochet, I saw this work more and more passionate!

  5. I love those lamp shades. Now I *really* wish I could crochet. :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wool would be a better choice than cotton; cotton is a plant fiber and could burn. Wool is actually flame retardant, it’s even used for carpeting in sensitive buildings like military buildings.

  7. They look great! I wish I could crochet.. oh well! I’ve got this linked to my Ikea post too today – just HAD to mention this site, it’s fabulous!

  8. Robert says:

    I don’t think that’s such a good idea considering lightbulbs can get quite hot.

  9. bellamia says:

    Will you sell this made or just pattern?

  10. Tracey says:

    I’m attempting this today with the Melodi lamp. If anyone is concerned about heat, the bulbs from IKEA are LED and do not get hot. Maybe a little warm after a while, but I don’t think there is much risk of fire. Also, like a previous poster, use a wool for a flame-retardant option.

  11. matemo says:

    They are so pretty! I have to try this at home ;)

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