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Nordic Light Pendant


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If you're looking for something chic and new to put in your home but you're on a budget then use this free crochet pattern to make a Nordic Light Pendant. It's a unique pattern that will make your home fabulous.

Nordic Pendant Light
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Crochet Hook: N/15 or 10 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

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I think it's great and I would absolutely make it!

I would make it if I had a place to hang it. That's the kind of thing I like to do -- make something different -- not a another sweater.

Clever - in the right place this would be awesome.

I would not make it.

I have a torch lamp that has a cracked shade. This pattern came just in time. Was going to take it to the dump. Thanks

Love it! Will make a rice paper lamp look beautiful!

I can't wait to make The Nordic Light Pendant! I Looks so Pretty even without the light on. I bet it is Stunning when the light is on!!! I Will Make This My Next Crochet Project! What an Awesome Design! Thank You for sharing your Stunning, Creative Creation with us!

Ithink its very chic but I agrre that it would be more useful in more open mesh. Someone mentioned canned air for cleaning ,can this be bought in the UK?

lovely, will save the pattern for later

While the design is pretty, I would NOT rate this as a budget project. Drops ICE sells for approximately $4.15 (USD) for a 50g ball. For this project that works out to $50.00 (plus whatever sales taxes might apply -if 5%, that would be $2.50). Interesting lamp shades can be purchased for that amount or less. I do make many unique things that I don't measure by price, but a lamp shade probably would not be one of them.


i have been looking for a light for our dining room. this would be good as a side lamp in the smaller size rice ball. i wish there was a seam so that it could be removed to wash it. no problems, i will just make another probably in a different color. i have been looking for all different rice paper shade covers. let me know if you all have any other ideas!!!!!.

I plan on making this in the future. when were done with the addition on the house. It would look good in the great room were building.

I think it's very pretty and i would make it.

Yes I would love to make this, sounds really simple and is very beautiful.

I love it and yes i would make it!

I think it looks beautiful and elegant in its simplicity. I agree with you all about white getting dusty, but it would look great in other colors too , and would not show dust. I think it should wash pretty easily too. I'm imagining using shades mimcking the northern lights, it would be quite pretty. My issue is that it would have to be ambiance lighting, unless one can design a sturdier frame to fit over a regular light fixture, those chinese lanterns are pretty low light. This is not necessarily a bad thing, if you need that kind of soft lighting.

I like the way it looks, but it would get way too dusty in my house, and I also have no where to hang it, as I have no ceiling lights

I wouldn't make it but I guess I'm just old fashion.

Pickles honey, You can't even get it together to present your pattern instructions in pdf form so they can be downloaded, saved on individuals' hard drives and printed for further study and execution. The concept at first looked fantastic UNTIL I discovered that you merely covered an already constructed paper lantern. Sorry, it just doesn't cut it.

I'm sorry but as much as I love crochet, this just doesn't do it for me. It makes me think of the tacky milk jug lights you used to see at campgrounds.

Love this light! I guess you could call my style "cottage-leaning eclectic", which means I wouldn't hesitate to hang this lamp in my living room. I think an occasional going-over with a small hand vac or a can of air would solve the dust problem. I will definitely add this project to my to-do list.

I hate to sound negative , but I think it is sort of stupid. Why would one want a crocheted lamp shade?

I love it - and I'd love to have it but am afraid to make it. It looks too hard for me to do. Maybe someday when I feel more confident about "special patterns"....

I Like it! and............with some imagination it could be used for different holidays by adding designs for example Christmas I can see adding holly with red berries on it Crocheting appliques etc........Valentines day and Other holidays would work also.................

I love this pattern! :) I wish I had somewhere to it or I'd have made it a long time ago

Very creative! This wouldn't fit into my home decor (early thrift store!) but I do enjoy looking at the texture of the piece and would even consider making it if it fit our lifestyle. Open weave pattern leaves room for more creativity in the future if/when tiring of all white look.

My first thought was that it was a great idea for a very individual style and for people who love to show off their crochet work. But then after reading these comments, yes, the dust would be a problem. Plus in my house it would be loaded with cat fur! I think it would be great useful decoration in a yarn store.

I adore it and would love to make it! I love retro-mid-century modern!

My first impression was, COOL! Love it. Second impression was, it would collect dust. Then again, it would collect on the top more than the sides, and not on the bottom. So, maybe it wouldn't be that noticeable. Or I could do it in gray! Anyway, washing it would be a serious concern. But, I do like it.

I would love to use something like this in my home but I have to agree with with some of the comments above. I have three cats and it would need to be cleaned constantly and would be in danger of being ripped from the ceiling.

I think it is an awesome project! I might actually make this as a housewarming gift.

I like the looks of this piece because of the texture. Imagine if the crochet work was placed over a glass/plastic globe so that the light would difuse over the room. Crocheting such a large size empty ball is not as difficult as crocheting heads for dolls and the such, at least to me. In regards to the possibility of it being a fire hazard, fabric lampshades can be treated with a flame retardant, so why not a piece of crochet? We have grown up with lampshades of various fabrics for decades(some fabric with a paper content) and now we use bulbs that consume even less power, giving out less heat/power. Elizabeth

I love it but dust would be a problem I wouldn't want to have to contend with.

Lovely to look at when new, but I can just imagine it after one of our desert sandstorms. Also, I have enough trouble getting enough light over my work now. I've had to give up on the curly-Q bulbs because they just AREN'T bright enough. Rice Paper lamps won't let me use enough wattage.

I love it but my cat would think its a new toy and suddenly, there would be no light!!

Although I LOVE the look of it, I would not make this because the crochet cover would be such a HUGE DUST MAGNET. You would be constantly having to remove it and wash it, especially if it's done in white.

I would like it much better if it wasn't so dense. Perhaps an open lace look instead. it just reminds me of a planet.

Beautiful, but looks like a fire risk. I would not put fabric on a lamp for fear of heating up and burn..

This is very pretty but I think the yarn will diffuse the light greatly., especially since its made with bulky yarn. So I would only make if I had an area where I did not want a lot of light.

I would definitely make this if I knew where to put this in my home. I love the look!

I haven't had a chance to read about it yet, as I just signed in. But it looks very interesting. I think I will probably be making it. But I will also be crocheting the pattern on the front page. I absolutely love to crochet. I don't know how to knit. And all the other stuff you have going on I enjoy them too. But crocheting is my thing more than any other. Thank You for all the patterns and everything. Really love it all.

This is amazeing I love it and I will be making these for all my rooms. Thank you Jan


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