Amigurumi Paper Lanterns by Karla Fitch
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Amigurumi Paper Lanterns

Crochet
March 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

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 “strength.”

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 characters!

About This Pattern:
Instructions for crochet in US English terms. To complete this pattern, you should be able to make the following stitches:

CH chain stitch
SC single crochet
SL slip stitch
DECR decrease

Materials:
This pattern uses a size E crochet hook, Red Heart Super Saver (Economy) yarn, and fiber fill. Exact yarn color requirements are detailed in the pattern.