Chinese New Year is just around the corner and I can really feel the prosperous festive atmosphere sprouting around when Amy from Hooked submitted her guest post for this Chinese Lantern amigurumi pattern. The free Chinese Lantern amigurumi pattern comes in 2 shapes, round and long. They are a quick project to crochet and you can easily whip up a few of them in a day. The Chinese Lantern amigurumi are a perfect ornament to boost up the good fortune in your house.
Chinese Lantern Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern
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I have been always love to have Amy’s pattern in Craft Passion and gratefully that Amy finally has the time to come out a Chinese Lantern amigurumi to commence with the collaboration. Amy is a passionate crocheter has discovered the beauty of amigurumi in the Year 2012 and fell deeply in love with crocheting. Since then, she has been designing her own amigurumi dolls. It is no fun to crochet alone, “it would be great to have more people speaking the same language!”, she thought and that leads her into Hooked, a humbly small craft school, conducting classes. Gladly, with the demand booming, Amy has been traveling around Malaysia and Asia to share her knowledge through classes. What’s even better, Hooked has decided to share more joy by sharing some of her designs with Craftpassion readers!
July 2012 –
Featured and interviewed by Women’s Zone, NTV7
August 2014 –
Featured in Female Magazine, as a guest crafter
February 2015 –
Featured and interviewed by Eve’s Diary, 8TV
May 2015 –
Featured and interviewed by 8Style, 8TV
Grab some red and black yarns to crochet the round and long Chinese Lantern to welcome this Chinese New Year.
- Yarn: Hooked brand 5-ply Cotton (approx. 270m per 100g ball)
- Red color: Code 15
- Black color: Code 21
- Crochet hook size 5 (3.0mm)
- Tapestry needle
- Crochet the lantern and the rim by following the crochet patterns and instructions stated below.
- Create sections across the lantern by sewing it with black yarn.
- Sew rim to the bottom of the lantern then ties strips of yarn inside the rim.
- Add a hanging loop at the top of the lantern so that you can make it a hanging ornament.
sc: single crochet
dec 1: sc2tog to decrease
hdc: half double crochet
CHINESE LANTERN AMIGURUMI PATTERN
Color: Red or any other desired color
Row 1: Ch 2, sc 6 in the second ch from hook (6)
Row 2: Sc 2 in every sc around (12)
Row 3: *Sc 1, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (18)
Row 4: *Sc 2, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (24)
Row 5: *Sc 3, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (30)
Row 6: *Sc 4, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (36)
Row 7: *Sc 5, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (42)
Row 8: *Sc 6, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (48)
Row 9: *Sc 7, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (54)
Row 10: *Sc 8, 2sc in next sc*, rep 6 times (60)
For round lantern
Row 11-25: Sc 60
Row 26: *Sc 8, dec 1*, rep 6 times (54)
Row 27: *Sc 7, dec1*, rep 6 times (48)
Row 28: *Sc 6, dec1*, rep 6 times (42)
Row 29: *Sc 5, dec1*, rep 6 times (36)
Row 30: *Sc 4, dec1*, rep 6 times (30)
Row 31: *Sc 3, dec1*, rep 6 times (24)
Row 32: *Sc 2, dec1*, rep 6 times (18)
For long lantern
Row 11-40: Sc 60
Row 41: *Sc 8, dec 1*, rep 6 times (54)
Row 42: *Sc 7, dec1*, rep 6 times (48)
Row 43: *Sc 6, dec1*, rep 6 times (42)
Row 44: *Sc 5, dec1*, rep 6 times (36)
Row 45: *Sc 4, dec1*, rep 6 times (30)
Row 46: *Sc 3, dec1*, rep 6 times (24)
Row 47: *Sc 2, dec1*, rep 6 times (18)
Fill lantern with fiberfill and add as work progresses.
Row 33/48: *SC 1, dec1*, rep 6 times (12)
Row 34/49: dec in every sc around (6)
Fasten off & weave in the end.
LANTERN RIM (make 2)
Slip stitch to the 1st chain to make it into a loop
Row 1: Ch, sc 36, slip stitch to 1st sc (36)
Row 2: Ch2, hdc 36, slip stitch to 1st sc (36)
Row 3: Ch, sc 36, slip stitch to 1st sc (36)
Fasten off & leave tail to sew to lantern (refer to pic 2)
Using black yarn, tie a big knot, and pull it into the lantern to hide it.
Trace the yarn across the lantern (refer to pic 1a, 1b, 1c)
Cut red yarns into 20cm strips, fold into half and tie it to the bottom of the lantern (refer to pic 3a, 3b)