I can’t wait until spring finally arrives, so I can hang these lanterns outside!
But for now, they are a great accessory for my home; they give me such a happy feeling that spring is in the air.
A few years ago, I crocheted some lanterns for the annual Saint Martin’s celebration, to go trick or treating from door to door (see here).
The pattern is just too much fun to use only for such occasions. And the effect is even more spectacular, if you use 2 or 3 different colors.
Of course, I couldn’t contain myself and I just had to use the newest Sparkle colors for this project.
The colors Coral, Ivory and Mint are perfect for this project and are great in combination with the beautiful cotton tones.
A lovely crocheting project, for a cozy evening on the couch, fun to do and finished before you know it!
– Ring of 15 cm diameter.
– Crochet hook 4.
– Needle for weaving loose ends.
Lantern: Fuchsia 236, Peach 211, Pacific green 2138, Pink 232, Orange 2194.
Decorations: Fuchsia 236, Mint 2136, Curry 2122, Jade 2141, Apple green 2155, Peach 211.
With 1 x 50 grams of cotton, your lantern will have a length of about 20 cm.
byClaire sparkle Coral 2190, Ivory 236, Mint 2137
With 1 x 50 grams of Sparkle, your lantern will have a length of about 18 cm.
Length varies from 22 to 26 cm.
Good to know
The pattern is dividable by 8, always crochet a multitude of 8 double crochets. This way, the pattern can easily be adjusted to larger or smaller rings.
Work 13 x 8 double crochets onto the ring
To do this, guide the thread underneath the ring and raise it over the front, then pull it through the loops on the crochet hook.
Repeat this around the entire ring, in a multitude of 8.
Continue with 1 double crochet into each double crochet on the ring. Round off the row with a slipstitch.
Continue by following the pattern and the instructions of row 1 and 2.
*Work 1double crochet, 3 chainstitches, skip 3 stitches and work into the 4th stitch: 1 treble, 3 chainstitches and 1 treble. Work 3 chainstitches, skip 3 stitches*. Repeat from * over the entire row.
Finish the row with a slipstitch in the first double crochet.
Work 3 chainstitches, *work into the bow, around the 3 chainstitches between the double crochets of the previous row: 3 double trebles, 2 chainstitches, 3 double trebles*. Repeat from* over the entire row.
Finish the row with a slipstitch into the third chainstitch at the beginning of the row.
Row 3 t/m 12 or longer
Repeat row 1 and row 2.
You can determine the length of the lantern yourself. By varying the lengths of the different lanterns, you will achieve a fun, playful look.
Final details The lanterns have a cute decoration at the bottom.
Crochet these around the bows made from chainstitches.
There are 4 different kinds of decorations:
Use a new color for every decoration. You might have to weave a lot of loose ends, but the results will be all the more colorful!
1: Add a new color and work around the bow of chainstitches: 6 or 7 chainstitches, connect them into a little circle with a slipstitch.
2: Add a new color and work around the bow of chainstitches: 3 chainstitches, 1 treble, 3 chainstitches plus a slipstitch around the bow.
3: Add a new color and work around the bow of chainstitches: 6 chainstitches, connect these into a circle with a slipstitch. Repeat this another 2 x around the same bow, and you will create a little lily petal.
4: Add a new color and work around the bow of chainstitches: 4 chainstitches, 2 x a double treble, 4 chainstitches and a slipstitch around the bow. Repeat this another 2 x around the same bow, and you will have a tiny flower.
To finish your lantern, fix a long thread onto three different points of the ring. Connect these to form a loop. You can use this loop to hang your lantern.