Crochet is a perfect medium for making lampshades, lanterns, and other light fixtures.
The light shines through the open spaces in the stitches, which not only fills the room with light but also illuminates the pattern of the stitch work!
This makes crochet an ideal choice for your DIY lighting. As with all handmade items, you also have the ability to create a final product that suits your needs perfectly.
You can match the yarn color to your decor, adjust the length of the shade to just the size you want, and make countless other changes resulting in unique pieces that represent your personal style.
We’ve rounded up a collection of 18 crochet lamps for a wide variety of uses and styles. We’re sure there is something here to inspire you.
18 Crochet Lamps
Bring a little extra light and handmade charm to your home with these crochet lamps!
In this collection, you'll find everything from cute nightlights to modern-looking pendant lamps, and everything in between. Check them out and find something that suits your decor!
Crochet Flower and Mushroom Lamp
This cute flower and mushroom lamp would make a sweet little night light or nursery light and would fit perfectly with fairy tale or woodland decor. It's wireless, so you can place it anywhere and enjoy its glow.
Sol & Luna Crochet Hanging Lamp Pattern
This hanging lamp is perfect for adding both style and light to your patio, porch, or yard. Thanks to a string of lights inside, they'll cast a lovely glow on your summer dinner party. This pattern is beginner-friendly and can easily be varied in length and diameter.
Deep-water Angler Monkfish Light Pattern
Use this pattern to crochet a unique and fascinating nightlight that is sure to be any child's new favorite reading buddy! You could also make one up as a gift for any fish-loving friends- adults and kids alike will be charmed by this fish. The light comes from a keyring lightbulb, so you can take this fish in the car, out on the porch, or anywhere else you need to shed a little light on your book.
The Dahlia Shade Crochet Pattern
Add boho style to a plain round lampshade using this crochet pattern! The open stitches allow the light to shine through and illuminate the stitchwork, and the wooden beads and tassels give it a bohemian look. This shade would make a statement in a living room or bedroom, or even in a modern, neutral nursery.
Jellyfish Lantern Crochet Pattern
Turn your scraps of yarn into a colorful jellyfish with this lantern pattern! These jellyfish would look great outside or inside. Use them for an ocean-themed nursery, a fun decor piece in a beach house, or to brighten up your yard or patio.
Diamond Sky Lantern
Light up your home with this chic, boho lantern. This lantern has a natural feel that will fit nicely in many decor styles. It could even make a lovely mobile in a stylish, modern nursery. This pattern is appropriate for an intermediate crocheter, as it requires some special stitches to achieve this look.
Modern Crochet Chandelier
No time to make your own crochet lamp? Check out this handmade chandelier! Whether you hang it in your bedroom, over your dining table, or in your living room, this modern light fixture is sure to be a conversation piece anywhere. It's made to order in grey, beige, or ivory.
Lighted Mushroom Crochet Light Pattern
These kitschy mushroom lights will look great in a child's bedroom with a nature or fairytale theme, on your nightstand as a shatterproof night light, or anywhere you want to add a cute and warm glow. Complete the look with the included pattern for the nature accessories that decorate the base of this lamp.
Lantern Garland Crochet Pattern
These colorful round lanterns will light up your outdoor or indoor space for a party or for your own enjoyment all summer long. These lanterns can be made in any size from 7" to 22" in diameter and in any color or color combination you choose. Perfect for a graduation party in your grad's school colors or for a birthday in a vibrant rainbow of shades!
Vintage Crochet Lamp Shade Pattern
If you love a traditional decor style or are inspired by retro 1970s interiors, then this vintage pattern is perfect for you. This lacy and delicate lampshade brings a pretty, feminine look to any room. Use it to dress up a baby girl's room or to add texture and style to your living room or dining room.
The Lofty Pendant Light
This pattern is for a beautiful round hanging lamp that would fit into many different decor styles. Add wooden beads and a long fringe for a boho look or swap out the beads for glass crystal pendants to make it instantly glam. The lamp would look great anywhere, including bedrooms, nurseries, a home office, or living areas.
Lunar New Year Lantern Crochet Pattern
2023 is the Year of The Rabbit on the lunar calendar, and what better way to celebrate than with this amigurumi rabbit peeking out of a lantern? This pattern is a perfect hanging ornament for the Lunar New Year, or give it as a gift!
Lacey Lamp Shade Crochet Pattern
Give your bedside lamp a makeover with this pretty, lacy lampshade pattern. Paired with the right lamp, this shade is perfect for shabby chic, farmhouse, and glam decor styles. It would also make a beautiful piece in a baby girl's nursery.
Butterfly Dreams Pendant Lamp Pattern
Worked in a sparkly yarn, this pendant light is the perfect sparkly accessory for a little girl's room. We think it would also be an ideal gift for any nature lover and would look great on a covered porch!
Boho Crochet Lamp Pattern
Treat yourself to one of these simple but eye-catching lanterns! The bobble stitch design is trendy and modern, and this lantern is a great way to add a pop of color to your room. This pattern includes instructions for three different lengths and can be made by a confident beginner.
Smooth Sailing Pendant Lamp Pattern
This crochet pendant lamp pattern has a cheerful pattern of bright red sailboats floating under fluffy white clouds. This lamp is perfect for a nursery or any room with nautical decor. The red white and blue design also makes it ideal for an Americana-themed room. This is an intermediate-level crochet pattern.
Hopping Hand Lamp Crochet Pattern
Crochet your own hopping hand lamp, a perfectly creepy and offbeat piece of decor for Halloween and the whole spooky season! Place this spooky lantern on your porch, in the entryway, or anywhere you need a little light and some scary vibes.
Lighted Granny Pumpkins Crochet Pattern
These lighted granny pumpkins will make amazing fall decor! They go well with rustic farmhouse, country, and traditional decor styles and will look cute anywhere! Try them as a centerpiece, on the mantel, or on your desk to bring a little fall fun to your workspace.