9 Crochet Lantern Patterns For Chinese New Year’s Celebration

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Crochet Lantern Patterns for Chinese New Year: 9 Quick and Cute Designs

I’ve got the perfect idea to add some extra flair to your Chinese New Year celebrations: 9 Crochet Lantern Patterns! These little gems not only bring a personal touch to your decor but also pack in some good luck vibes.

What’s awesome about crocheting your own lanterns is that you get to put your spin on them!

Choose colors that vibe with your style, or dive into the classic red and gold combo for that authentic New Year’s feel. You can play around with different stitches and patterns, making each lantern a unique masterpiece.

With these mini crochet creations, you don’t have to stress about time – they’re so quick and easy. Perfect for those of us with jam-packed schedules but still craving that handmade touch in our decorations.

I’ve gathered 9 of the cutest crochet lantern patterns in this roundup for you. From dainty ones perfect as hanging ornaments to crochet lantern sets ideal as shelf sitters, you’ll find an adorable project here to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

There are classic designs inspired by traditional Chinese paper lanterns, and some feature delightful expressions like festive little toys.

They might look intimidating if it’s you’re first time trying amigurumi, but these crocheted lanterns are easier than you think. Most of them are beginner-friendly and only require you to know basic stitches.

So, what do you say? Grab your crochet hooks, pick a pattern below, and let’s light up this New Year with some handmade goodness.

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Have a Look at the Festive and Cool Crochet Chinese Lantern Patterns Below

Check out the amazing crochet lantern patterns for Chinese New Year below. There are many different patterns to choose from, so you can find the perfect one to match your décor or give as a gift.

Each pattern has a brief description and a few pictures of the finished lantern, so you can easily choose the one you like best. There are patterns for both traditional and modern lanterns, so there’s something for everyone.

Take your time to look at all the different patterns and choose one that really speaks to you. Then, once you’ve found a pattern you like, all you have to do is click on the link to go to the designer’s page.

On the designer’s page, you’ll find all the information you need to make the crochet lantern.

Also, I’m wondering—have you already tried crocheting one of these lanterns? How did it go? I’d love to hear about it!

Leave a comment or review on the designer’s page to share your experience. Let’s make this Chinese New Year extra special with some fun crocheting!

1. Free Chinese Lantern Amigurumi Pattern - 9 Crochet Lantern Patterns For Chinese New Year's Celebration - The Yarn Crew

Chinese Lantern Amigurumi

Project Size: 3.5 inches tall
Level: Easy
Yarn Weight: Aran (#4)
Brand: Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran
Hook: 3.25mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: Written + Video
Designer: Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly

2. Luna the Lantern - 9 Crochet Lantern Patterns For Chinese New Year's Celebration - The Yarn Crew

Luna the Lantern

Project Size: 19cm tall & 5cm wide
Level: Beginner
Yarn Weight: DK (#3)
Brand: Unspecified
Hook:  2.5mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Chloe Yuen of EmiCreationsByChloe

3. LUCKY LUNAR LANTERN - 9 Crochet Lantern Patterns For Chinese New Year's Celebration - The Yarn Crew

Lucky Luna Lantern

Project Size: Height – approx. 3″, Width – 3.5 “
Level: Beginner
Yarn Weight: Medium (#4)
Brand: Unspecified
Hook: 3.25mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: Written
Designer: Jade of Sweet Softies

4. Crochet Pattern Easy Amigurumi Japanese Lantern - 9 Crochet Lantern Patterns For Chinese New Year's Celebration - The Yarn Crew

Hikari and Mitsu, Twin Brother and Sister Amigurumi Lanterns

Project Size:  4″x3″ and 5.5″x2.5″
Level: Beginner-friendly
Yarn Weight: Worsted (#4)
Brand: Big Twist Value Yarn
Hook: Unspecified
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Jen Moeller of HappySmileCrochet

5. Lunar New Year Lantern Rabbit - 9 Crochet Lantern Patterns For Chinese New Year's Celebration - The Yarn Crew

Lunar New Year Lantern Rabbit

Project Size:  approx. 5” tall and 1.75” wide
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Yarn Weight: Medium (#4)
Brand: Unspecified
Hook: 3.5mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Nora of XYCraftStudio

6. CROCHET CHINESE LANTERN AMIGURUMI PATTERN - 9 Crochet Lantern Patterns For Chinese New Year's Celebration - The Yarn Crew

Chinese Lantern

Project Size: approx. 4 inches tall
Level: Easy
Yarn Weight: DK (#3)
Brand: Hooked
Hook: 3.0mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: Written
Designer: Amy of HOOKED for Craft Passion

7. Lunar New Year Lantern - 9 Crochet Lantern Patterns For Chinese New Year's Celebration - The Yarn Crew

Lunar New Year Lantern

Project Size: 1.5′ x 2″
Level: Unspecified
Yarn Weight: Sport (#2)
Brand: Unspecified
Hook: 2.5mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Julia Chiang of LittleWorldofWhimsy

8. Amigurumi Paper Lanterns - 9 Crochet Lantern Patterns For Chinese New Year's Celebration - The Yarn Crew

Amigurumi Paper Lanterns

Project Size: approx. 4″ tall and 3″ wide
Level: Beginner
Yarn Weight: Aran (#4)
Brand: Red Heart Super Saver (Solids)
Hook: 3.5mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Karla Fitch of Karla Fitch’s Ravelry Store

9. Mini Chinese Lantern - 9 Crochet Lantern Patterns For Chinese New Year's Celebration - The Yarn Crew

Mini Chinese Lantern

Project Size: approx. 2″ tall and 1.5″ wide
Level: Easy
Yarn Weight: Fingering (#1)
Brand: Unspecified
Hook: 3.5 mm
Video: No
Pattern Format: PDF Download
Designer: Cing Zang of Cing Zang’s Ravelry Store

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