This free crochet afghan pattern is customizable, so you can use it to make a baby blanket, lap blanket or even a bedspread. Makes a great modern, gender-neutral baby shower gift idea or an afghan for the couch.
Kitchen or anywhere DIY. Seems simple enough, depending on your gap between shelves, anywhere from ropes to ropes for your spacing. You could even use wider wood, just adjust your rope length to accommodate your width and height of your shelves.