About This Pattern
These little amigurumi lanterns are based on the paper lanterns seen
so often in Japan. The round red lantern is decorated with three cherry
blossoms and the tall white lantern features the kanji character for
The lanterns were designed to be just the right size for many
collectible dolls, including Blythe and Pullip. A finer weight yarn and
smaller gauge crochet hook can be substituted to make the lanterns for
smaller Lati or Pukipuki dolls.
In addition to being a fun introduction to amigurumi crochet
techniques, this pattern shows you how to make two important basic
amigurumi shapes -- the sphere and the elongated sphere. Once mastered,
these two shapes can be expanded to create many different amigurumi
Skill Level: Beginner
Stitches Used: Chain Stitch (CH), Single Crochet (SC),
Single Crochet Decrease (DECR)
Size: 2 inches (5 cm)
Hook: US Size E (hook conversion)
Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn
Other Materials: Fiber fill, yarn needle, stitch marker.
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