Warm Up Your Cubicle with Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 2 Comments

Do you work in cube world? It’s that greyish-taupey-colored land with neutral carpeting and ever-flattering flourescent lights glowing from drop ceilings. Inside each identical, semi-private cubby hole you’ll see a work surface, computer, and soft (padded?) but very short walls. This is the world that was created for productivity, as evidenced by the constant clicking of computer keys and shuffling of file folders. It’s a world you may live in for at least 40 hours a week. Does this place sound familiar? Here’s a picture in case you can’t see it in your mind’s eye.

Image by Steve via flickr link to license

Image by Steve via flickr link to license

One could see a cubicle as a bland, unexpressive area where time just slowly marches on. Alternately, one could see the cubicle as a blank canvas waiting to be covered in crocheted goodness. Crochet can spark your creative spirit during the work day and gazing upon it brings us comfort and a much-needed personal touch. Today I share three ways you can liven up your cubicle with crochet!

1. A Garland Garlands are not just for holidays anymore. Take any Crochet Spot applique, crochet a few, join them with a chain stitch, and hang it up in your cube. Instant festivity. For a step-by-step garland, try Amy’s Fall Leaf Garland Pattern.

2. A Coaster (or Five) Quick to crochet, easy, useful. Coasters are great for many reasons. I love using coasters throughout the workday, as I’m always sipping on water, coffee, or tea. It’s all made more enjoyable with crochet. Rachel’s Classic Square Coaster pattern is a must-try!

3. A Tissue Box Cover Sometimes you’ve just got to keep it kitschy. And nothing says kitschy more than a tissue box covered in crochet. While we don’t have a tissue box pattern here on Crochet Spot yet, let me point you to Rachel’s Cube Pattern. Using her instructions, you may be able to figure out how to cover the box you’ve got. Then you’ll have a cute cube in a cube. 😛

So what about you, my friends? Have you ever warmed up your cubicle with crochet? Do you like any of these deco ideas? Please leave your thoughts, ideas and questions in the comment section below.

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  1. Emma says:

    Nice ideas! My days of cubicle life are over, now, but I do remember them! I’ve done the Autumn leaf garland and can vouch for it…it was fun and came out really nice! Coasters are, indeed, always a welcome thing. As for the tissue box cover? Easy, peasy! I came up with a pattern for one about a year ago…and I’d only been crocheting a few weeks at the time! I was so proud of myself. Put little flowers on it and everything. I wrote the pattern down. Maybe ya’ll would be interested in it, sometime? lol! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/emeleste/tissue-box-cover

  2. Evelyn says:

    For many years, wherever I worked, co-workers were given one of my “holiday” coasters all year long – Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc., etc., etc. – this is a great list and the coasters are always a big hit – everybody, I mean, everybody, has something to drink or sip at their workstation…Love that you shared this…

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