How to make a farmhouse lampshade for your kitchen


I have a thing for makeovers and especially Ikea hacks! If I see a pin on Pinterest for anything that is an Ikea hack I am going to pin it! End of story. However, today’s post is not exactly a hack but it is based on an Ikea lampshade that gets a makeover, so…

Like forever ago, I got me a big spool of jute and decided that I was going to make a farmhouse lampshade for our kitchen. After all, we’ve had this Ikea lamp for many years and it is about time to change things a bit.

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I like the shape of this lamp very much and wanted to replicate it. At first, I was trying to find some wires to serve as the skeleton and I would crochet around them, but couldn’t find any in the shape I wanted.

After a long time and lots of frustration, I decided to crochet over the actual lampshade. Why not, since I liked the shape so much. It took a bit of frogging and remaking but I can finally say I am proud of the result.

Because I crocheted over the lampshade itself, the room is a bit darker, in the ceiling area alone, but you can overcome this tiny problem with a bigger lamp. Another thought was to harden the crochet piece and then find a way to attach it.

I was quite lazy for that part and decided that if at some point want more light in my kitchen I will find a way to make it work. For now, it is going to stay as is! If I ever change it you will be the first ones to know.

Free crochet pattern for a farmhouse lampshade made out of jute

I made it with jute because I wanted to achieve that farmhouse lampshade effect that looks great in our house. You can make yours with worsted weight yarn if you like and be sure to choose a LED light bulb that doesn’t hit up.

Pro tip when working with jute: Cover your fingers in your yarn holding hand with tape on the parts where the jute rubs against them. You will thank me later!

Materials you will need:

Jute or worsted weight yarn
US G/ 4 mm crochet hook
yarn needle


Fsc= Foundation single crochet
ch= chain
sl st= slip stitch
st(s)= stitch(es)
sc= single crochet
bobble4= bobble with 4 double crochet
sk= skip
dc= double crochet
FO= fasten off

Crochet farmhouse lampshade | free crochet pattern


  • The first stitch of the pattern is worked in the same stitch as the slip stitch.
  • A cluster is the 3 double crochets that are in the same stitch.
  • The cluster is NOT placed in the ch1 space as usual but in the first dc of the next cluster.
  • The reverse single crochet is also referred to as “crab stitch”, because it is like a normal single crochet but in the opposite direction. It may feel a bit strange at first.

Crochet farmhouse lampshade


R1: Fsc 112, (or chain 113, sc 112), sl st to join, ch 1
R2: * sc 6, bobble4 in next st * repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 1
R3: sc in each st around, sl st, ch 2
R4: * dc 3, ch 1 * sk 3 st(s), repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 2
R5: * dc 3, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, sk ch 1 *, repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 2
R6-12: Repeat round 5
R13: * (dc 3, ch 1) x 6, sk next cluster *, repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 2
R14: * dc 3, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 2
R15: * (dc 3, ch 1) x 5, sk next cluster *, repeat from * to * around, ch 2 in the last repeat instead of 1, sl st, ch 2
R16: * dc 3, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * around, sl st, ch 2
R17: * (dc 3, ch 1) x 4, sk next cluster *, repeat from * to * around, ch 2 in the last repeat instead of 1, sl st, ch 2
R18-21: * dc 3, ch 1 * repeat from * to around, sl st ch 2. In the last round ch 1 instead of 2 after the sl st
R22: reverse single crochet in each st around, sl st, FO

Bottom edging

Make a reverse single crochet edging on the bottom of the lampshade, on your foundation or chain row. This gives a nice polished look to the lampshade and it helps to hold its place.

That was it! A pretty farmhouse lampshade finished in an afternoon. If anyone tries to make it let me know how it went. You can tag in your photo on Instagram @mallooknitwear and also use the #malloomakers. I always love to see your projects!

Was the pattern clear enough? Do you have any questions?

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