She crochets a spiral around an LED light strip – now her trick is spreading like wildfire online

Some decorating ideas are too good to pass up—and this twinkly crocheting project definitely falls in that category.

The only thing I wish is that somebody told me about this before…

Finnish artist Johanna Hyrkäs came up with the idea of crocheting a circular rug around LED coil lighting several years ago. And ever since, this DIY project has spread like wildfire around the world.

Scroll down to see how to make this rug and light up your home decor!

What you need:

  • Crochet hook (12 mm)
  • Yarn
  • LED lcoil lighting (about 10 m)


Get started by crocheting a circle.

Once you’ve done a bit, you can start working around the LED.

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If you’re wondering how to crochet a circular pattern, check out this video.

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Crochet a sprial around the LED.

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Finally, weave the ends and your rug will look like this…

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Things really get magical when you light it up…


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Remember to use LED lights, since they don’t heat up, which reduces the risk of fire and saves energy.

Also note that you won’t be able to wash the rug, so if you use white yarn, you might want to place it strategically in a corner.

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Tempted to try this thrilling project?

Read more detailed instructions at Crafty Queens.

Don’t hesitate to share this tip if you want to make this carpet yourself or if you know someone who needs a little inspiration!

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