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Locker Hook Tutorial: Chinese New Year Ornament

February 14, 2010 /
chinese ornaments

Let’s get into the tutorial on how to make this auspicious Chinese New Year ornament decoration for the Chinese New Year.

恭喜发财, 迎春接福, 新年快乐, 万事如意! 恭贺全球华人庆丰年! These are the common words that we wish each other during Chinese New Year. Hopping best wishes will bring good wealth, happiness, good luck, auspicious, prosperity, good health during the early spring of each year.

春 – spring, 福 – prosperity are the most conventional character found in Chinese New Year decoration, which means 迎春接福 – Auspicious.

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Locker Hook Tutorial: Chinese New Year Ornament

Locker Hook Tutorial: Chinese New Year Ornament

Yield: Chinese New Year Ornament
Active Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $5 - $10

Let’s get into the tutorial on how to make this auspicious Chinese New Year ornament decoration for the Chinese New Year.

Download the Chinese character pattern here:
春, Spring character
福, Prosperity character

Materials

  • Hooking rug canvas, 34 x 34 squares
  • Red ribbon, 25.4mm or 1″ width, 20 meter
  • Yellow ribbon, 25.4mm or 1″ width, 10 meters each
  • Thick cardboard 4 x 4 cm or 1″ x 1″, 2
  • China knots or Chinese knots decorations, 1
  • Chinese red dangle fringe, 1
  • Stiffest interfacing 25 x 25 or 10″ x 10″, 2
  • Fabric 25 x 25 cm or 10″ x 10″, 2
  • Chinese character pattern mentioned above

Tools

  • Locker Hook or crochet hook & disposable chopstick
  • Tapestry needle

Instructions

  1. a. Get ready all materials for the locker hook character of 春 & 福. You can get the 3 parts of locker hooking’s tutorials in the following link:
    Basic preparation, locker hooking, and finishing touch

    b. Measure the back of the completed locker hook work, cut 2 interfacings (for each locker hook) with 25mm (1″) smaller and 12.5mm (1/2″) smaller than the actual measurement respectively.

    c. Iron the smallest interfacing to the back of the locker hook work, and biggest to the wrong side of the fabric (I used red Chinese silk but you can use other fabric if you can’t find silk). Cut the fabric with 1/4″ seam allowance, fold the seam allowances, and iron to set them. Set aside.

    d. Prepare the yellow ring ornament as shown below.Locker Hook CNY WIP1


  2. a. Draw a 38mm (1.5″) diameter circle on thick cardboard, and a smaller circle 18mm (3/4″) inside it.

    b. Cut out the circle to become a ring.

    c. Sew the yellow ribbon as shown. It is similar to blanket stitches, where you insert the needle into the loop before pulling the ribbon.Locker Hook CNY WIP2


  3. Insert the ribbon to the first stitch of the ribbon when coming to the end.Locker Hook CNY WIP4


  4. Hide the ribbon end in the loops. Trim the extra length.Locker Hook CNY WIP5


  5. a. Tie the ring to the Chinese knots and sew the end to the locker hook work.
    If you can’t find the Chinese Knots in the shop in your area, this is the video you can follow to make one but it is a smaller version.

    b. Do the same to the diagonal corner but this time the ring is paired with the dangling fringe.Locker Hook CNY WIP7


  6. Sew the fabric backing to the locker hook work by using slip stitch.
    The Chinese new year ornament is done!Locker Hook CNY WIP8


Hang it on the wall, pussy willows, cherry blossom, lime tree, or bamboo tree to add some Chinese New Year atmospheres in your house.Locker Hook CNY Complete

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amanda

Tuesday 16th of February 2010

I love this! The combination of colors for Chinese New Year are so wonderful, thanks for sharing this!

Doris

Monday 15th of February 2010

Hola: Bellisimo proyecto un poquito dificil pero creo que lo logro hacer tengo todos los materiales en casa. Ademas es tan lindo que voy hacer varios. He guardado la pagina para no olvidar ningun detalle. Muchas gracias preciosa. Feliz Dia de San Valentin Besitos.

Translation (By Google): Hello Bellisimo project a bit difficult but I think I have successfully made all materials at home. You are so cute that I do several. I Save the page to not forget any detail. Thank you very much precious. Feliz Dia de San Valentin Besitos.

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