The crochet lampshade cover will hide the existing shade so there's no need to tear it apart back to the frame. Simple!
For the base, let's use a vintage wooden spool. With brass accents at both ends and an interesting texture on the bottom, the age and patina on this find is incredible!
Start with enough stitches to go around the shade. It will stretch so you can leave up to a 3" gap.
Skip the first st and double crochet into next two sts. Y/O to start the next DC. However, instead of crocheting into the next st, you’ll crochet into the previously skipped st
Just remember to skip a stitch so you can complete the twist later for the third double crochet stitch.
A grouping of 3 double crochets, with the last one worked into the skipped stitch, is what forms the twist!
Now chain one and turn work. Single crochet across row and repeat the twist stitch row again. Just keep repeating these two rows!
Crochet until you reach the height of the shade. Here you see about 10 rows.
With right sides together, sc along the side to form a tube. Work into each set of 3 on both sides.
Birdz of a Feather are avid upcylers and proponents of 'green' crafting. After all, good planets are hard to find!