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marcymallow
« on: August 24, 2014 01:04:55 PM »




I made this lamp for my dorm using the same technique as my pop tab dress (seen here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434253.0#axzz3BL4ucPZY )

After several requests from my fellow craftsters I made a tutorial

Anyway, this process involves crocheting pop tabs together in a chain maile fashion

You will need:

3.5 mm crochet hook
Crochet thread
Scissors
A lot of pop tabs
And a lot of patience



So you'll start off with four pop tabs facing the same way


Like so

Then you want to have the shiny sides facing  each other and have the hole overlaps so that you can crochet through them









Then you'll add two at a time, one on each sides shiny side down

I put two sc in each hole. If you're making a flat piece crochet in the first hole, if you're making it round then skip it and the last sc in the row and leave a long tail.

When stitching make sure you go through all four pop tabs at a time

 



It should look like this when opened



Then make your row the desired length (note there will be horizontal stretch but not vertical)

Then on the next row you should just attach two pop tabs to the top of your chain to start the next row, and then add on at a time for the rest in the row



Repeat until desired size




I made mine round so at the end I had to attach the ends together

You line them up, then use the tail to sc them together






In this tutorial I made a lamp, so I used yarn to sc a trim around the edges and attached it to a lamp shade piece





All done!


Thanks for looking :-D


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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014 03:38:57 AM »

Great tutorial. Thank you very much. I have bookmarked it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014 05:50:58 AM »

Wow! That looks incredible! Thanks for sharing how you made it too Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014 11:52:35 AM »

so ive been looking at crafster for a while now but i havent been on the past few months. now i actually made an account and within 10 mins i see 2 things from you that i absolutely love!!! this lampshade idea is just amazing. im gonna make one from green monsters tabs or maybe even mis the colors!! ill be sure to share it with you when i do.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014 12:41:51 PM »

so ive been looking at crafster for a while now but i havent been on the past few months. now i actually made an account and within 10 mins i see 2 things from you that i absolutely love!!! this lampshade idea is just amazing. im gonna make one from green monsters tabs or maybe even mis the colors!! ill be sure to share it with you when i do.

Aw thanks!, I'd love to see it off you do


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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015 07:54:57 AM »

I was just admiring your pop tab dress and now I see you've expanded into housewares too!! You are the undisputed queen of the pop tabs Smiley. I'm glad to see that both projects were picked for the best of 2104 list!! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015 09:07:39 AM »

Holy cow!  Such an awesome idea!  I love it.  I would have to go bumbing from friends and family to get enough tabs.  I would love to share your post on my blog at some point if it's ok with you?
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2015 12:15:39 PM »

Wow, it's gorgeous!  Thank you so much for the tutorial.
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