Difficulty Level: Easy/Intermediate
Materials needed to create a 3 in (7.5 cm) tall ornament:
- WeCrochet Shine Sport Yarn
- DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss in 3031, 725 & 971 (or you can use orange & yellow felt in place of the 725 & 971)
- 2.75mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
- Locking Stitch Markers (Optional)
- Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
- 24 Gauge Floral Wire (Optional)
- Wire Cutter (Optional)
- Fast Drying Tacky Glue, I’m using Aleene’s Tacky Glue (Optional)
I used WeCrochet Shine Sport Yarn to create these ornaments, but you can use any yarn as long as you correspond your hook to the weight of your yarn. The red lantern in the cover photo is made with Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran (with a 3.5mm hook, working the yarn under sc), but the pattern will be worked in the Shine Sport yarn.
List of Colours I Used
Lantern pictured in the tutorial: 6g of Macaw, 2g of Platinum, and a little bit of Coffee.
TERMINOLOGY USED IN THIS PATTERN
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease- single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
YO: yarn over
sc2tog: single crochet two together: (insert hook into the next st, YO, draw up a loop) x 2, you should have 3 loops on your hook. YO and draw it through all 3 loops on your hook.
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
FLO: crochet only in the front loops (loop closest to you) of each stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches
sc3: sc 3 times in the next stitch
Seamless Join in the Round: Cut your yarn tail, fasten off, and thread your yarn tail onto a darning needle. Locate the 2nd st of the round, insert your needle under that stitch and pull through. Insert your needle into the centre of the final st of the round and out the back. Weave the tail in.
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