Crochet a Granny Square Lamp Shade Cover

Add a bit of shabby chic pizzazz to an old lamp shade by using crocheted granny squares.

This is one of the easiest ways to do it:

  • basic Granny Square pattern
  • yarn of your choice. I used double knit, and a 4mm crochet hook.
  • make up 9 Granny Squares, each measuring approx. 130mm x130mm

Start with a row of squares, placing 3 squares corner to corner, like diamonds.

Insert a row of 2 below, and a row of 3 below that, slotting into the diamond shaped angles of the rows above.

You will have 3 rows of granny squares all in a diamond arrangement – a row of 3, of 2, and of 3.

Insert 1 granny square into the diamond shaped space at one of the ends of the middle row. In the picture below, you will see the added square on the left.

Sew all of the squares together ( slotting the square on the far left into the space on the far right), so that you eventually have a closed loop of squares (diamonds) with openings at the top and the bottom.

Slide this cover over the old lamp shade.

Pull the corresponding corners of the diamonds together on the inside of the lamp shade and tack together with yarn.


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