Light Bulb and Fixture Pattern

This piece was site specific as a shout out to a friend and fellow fine art graduate student at NIU, Allen Moore. Right now he has some pieces up at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, as part of their annual Black Creativity exhibition. His studio space is next to mine, and as such I’ve gotten to know more about the materials he uses and significance of them in his pieces. In particular I’m drawn to his use of light fixtures as a tie in to spirituality. That’s all I’m going to say on that, because I don’t want to butcher his content. You can read more about it on his site.

So onto the pattern!

Supplies

-yarn (worsted weight works good, I used caron simply soft)

-G hook (or whatever works for your yarn)

-yarn needle

-scissors

-stuffing

Light Bulb and top of Fixture

Starting with light bulb color.

R1: magic circle and sc 6

R2: 2sc in each st – 12 sc

R3: 2sc, 1 sc* repeat – 18 sc

R4: sc in each st – 18 sc

R5: 2sc, 2 1 sc* repeat – 24 sc

R6: sc in each st – 24 sc

R7: 2sc, 3 1sc* repeat – 30 sc

R8: sc in each st – 30 sc

R9: 2sc, 4 sc* repeat – 36 sc

R10: sc in each st – 36 sc

R11: sc2tog, 4 sc* repeat – 30 sc

R12: sc in each st – 30 sc

R13: sc2tog, 3 sc* repeat – 24 sc

R14: sc in each st – 24 sc

R15: sc2tog, 2 sc* repeat – 18 sc

R16: sc in each st – 18 sc

R17: sc2tog, 1 sc* repeat – 12 sc

R18-19: sc in each st – 12 sc

Stuff bulb area.

R20: (color switch to fixture color) 2sc, 1 sc* repeat – 18 sc

R21: sc in each st – 18 sc

R22: sc2tog, 1 sc* repeat – 12 sc

R23: sc in each st – 12 sc

R24: 2sc, 1 sc* repeat – 18 sc

R25: 2sc, 2 sc* repeat – 24

R26: 2sc, 3 sc* repeat – 30

R27: 2sc, 4 sc* repeat – 36

R28: 2sc, 5 sc* repeat – 42

R29: 2sc, 6 sc* repeat – 48

Tie off and stuff.

Bottom of Fixture

R1: magic circle 6 sc

R2: 2sc in each st – 12 sc

R3: 2sc, 1 sc* repeat – 18 sc

R4: 2sc, 2 sc* repeat – 24 sc

R5: 2sc, 3 sc* repeat – 30 sc

R6: 2sc, 4 sc* repeat – 36 sc

R7: 2sc, 5 sc* repeat – 42 sc

R8: 2sc, 6 sc* repeat – 48

Tie off and stitch to top, stuff slightly so the fixture has volume at the bottom, but not too much.

Chain

Using the tail, or starting with a new piece of yarn create a chain using chain stitches to the length you want and attach to the fixture.

Feel free to use this pattern all you want. You can sell them or gift them, just reference back to me in some way. Enjoy crocheting!

crochet light bulb and fixture IMG_1298 IMG_1299

Vale.

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