If you love string lights and if you enjoy in romantic ambience that you will love this super cool tutorial. It’s an LED light added to a spiral crochet rug. There are simple versions, perfect for the DIY beginners, and there are more detailed designs, for those more ambitious crafters.
For this amazing DIY project you will need two basic things. First, you need to be able to crochet and crochet loosely. Second, you need to have yarn and lights that complement each other nicely.
It really impressed me and definitely would try to make something similar. Take a look below and enjoy!
Important: When looking for the lights, make sure that they are LED-lights. these don’t heat up, so there’s less chance of fire hazard. They are safer and energy-saving!”
You would have to crochet in the round a few times, until it would fit the inside of the lights.. on.. cord? Anyway, because the cord is very stiff, it would not curl up small enough to work it into the crocheting from the beginning.The author of the tutorial crochet 8 SC in a magic circle, and then 2 SC in every SC, before start working with the cord.
The lights cord are 6 meters long
“It’s kind of tricky, but you’ll get the hang of it. For the first few rounds, keep crocheting with *1sc, 2sc*. Crochet very loosely! After the 3rd round, I noticed that if you just crochet loose enough, you don’t have to increase that much. When you do need to, just chain 1 in between stitches. ( I did this every 6 stitches) I found that doing 2SC covers the lights too much. It would still shine through, but I thought it was nicer to leave larger gaps. If you need to increase in the last round, however, use 2SC instead of chains, as it makes for a nicer edge.
When you’ve come to the end of the cord, crochet some SC without the cord in it, like in this picture.”
“Then, crochet 2 slip stitches (1 per stitch), to make a nice circle.”
“Weave in the ends. You’ll need an extra large needle for this. If you don’t have one, maybe a crochet hook will do the trick too.” source
And check the brilliant result. It is so lovely