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MY BLOOMING LANTERN

Hi! How’s everyone doing?

I know, it’s been a while since I last share with you something that I made or designed. With all the things that’s been happening around us, I decided to just take a break and spend more time with my family. Something I forgot to do though before the break is to share this beautiful pattern that I designed. This pattern was a collaborative project and was featured on Clover-USA blog. You can read a little bit of details about this project here.

So, without any further delay, let’s get started!

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MY BLOOMING LANTERN

Skill Level

Intermediate

Materials

  • 1 Peach & Crème Cone Panorama or any worsted weight cotton yarn | approximately 500 yards
  • Soft Touch Crochet Hook (Size I/5.5 mm)
  • Mini Patchwork Scissors
  • Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set
  • Tapestry Needle Set (Bent Tip)
  • Tassel Maker (Large)
  • Tape Measure
  • Lantern Cord Cable Extender with Socket for Bulb Lamp
  • 14’’ Floral / Metal Loop
  • Adhesive Tape

Gauge:  

17 sts x 9 rows = 4 Inches

Finished Measurement:

10” height not including the hanger and 14” loop diameter

Stitches & Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Sl St(s) – Slip Stitch(es)
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sp – Space

Notes

  1. Read the pattern carefully before starting.
  2. The gauge for this pattern is not that important but make sure that your stitches are all even.
  3. This pattern is worked in the round. Join rounds with a slip stitch to the first stitch of each round. Start each round in the same stitch as the join, unless otherwise stated.
  4. The beginning ch 1 does not count as a chain but beginning ch 3 counts as 1 DC.
  5. The asterisk* indicates pattern repeats. You will need to repeat all the instructions between asterisks.
  6. Parentheses ( ) are used to indicate a group of stitches to be worked in the same st/sp.
  7. This pattern is very customizable. You can use a smaller or even bigger metal hoop. Make sure that your foundation stitch is multiple of 16. For the height, you can also make it longer to your desired size but make sure you end with Round 5 or 10.

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Begin with a slip knot and sl st over the metal hoop.

Round 1: Ch 1, SC 176 around the metal hoop. Sl st to join.

Round 2: Ch 1, SC in the 1st st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 DC in the next st, sk 2 sts. *SC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 DC in the next st, sk 2 sts*. Rep from * to * to end. Sl st to join.

Round 3: Sl st in the ch-1-sp, ch 3, DC in the next 7 sts, DC in the ch-1-sp, ch 3, sk 3 sts, DC in the next st, ch 3, sk 3 sts. *DC in the ch-1-sp, DC in the next 7 sts, DC in the ch-1-sp, ch 3, sk 3 sts, DC in the next st, ch 3, sk 3 sts*. Rep from * to * to end. Sl st to join.

Round 4: Sl st in the next 3 sts, ch 1, SC in the same st as the last sl st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, ch 5, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 5, sk 3 sts, *SC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, ch 5, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 5, sk 3 sts*. Rep from * to * to end. Sl st to join.

Round 5: Ch 3, DC in the ch-1-sp, DC in the next st, 3 DC in the ch-5-sp, ch 3, DC in the next ch-1-sp, ch 3. *3 DC in the ch-5-sp, DC in the next st, DC in the ch-1-sp, 3 DC in the ch-5-sp, ch 3, DC in the ch-1-sp, ch 3*. Rep from * to * to last ch-5-sp, 3 DC in the ch 5 sp. Sl st to join.

Round 6: Sl st in the next st, ch 3, 4 DC in the same st as the sl st, sk 2 sts, SC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the ch-3-sp, 5 DC in the next st, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, sk 2 sts. *5 DC in the next st, sk 2 sts, SC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the ch-3-sp, 5 DC in the next st, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, sk 2 sts*. Rep from * to * to end. Sl st to join.

Round 7: Sl st in the next 2 sts, ch 6 (counts as 1 DC + ch 3), sk 3 sts, DC in the ch-1-sp, DC in the next 7 sts, DC in the ch-1-sp, ch 3, sk 3 sts. *DC in the next st, ch 3, sk 3 sts, DC in the ch-1-sp, DC in the next 7 sts, DC in the ch-1-sp, ch 3, sk 3 sts*. Rep from * to * to end. Sl st in the 3rd ch to join.

Round 8: Sl st in the ch-3-sp, ch 1, SC in the same ch-3-sp, ch 5, sk 3 sts, SC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, ch 5. *SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 1, SC in the next ch-3-sp, ch 5, sk 3 sts, SC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, ch 5*. Rep from * to * to the last ch-3-sp, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 1. Sl st to join.

Round 9: Ch 6 (counts a 1 DC + ch 3), 3 DC in the ch-5-sp, DC in the next st, DC in the ch-1-sp, DC in the next st, 3 DC in the ch-5-sp, ch 3. *DC in the ch-1-sp, ch 3, 3 DC in the ch-5-sp, DC in the next st, DC in the ch-1-sp, DC in the next st, 3 DC in the ch-5-sp, ch 3*. Rep from * to * to end. Sl st in the 3rd ch to join.

Round 10: Ch 3, 4 DC in the 1st st, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 DC in the next st, sk 2 sts, SC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the ch-3-sp. *5 DC in the next st, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 DC in the next st, sk 2 sts, SC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the ch-3-sp*. Rep from * to * to end. Sl t to join.

Round 11: Ch 3, DC in the next 5 sts, DC in the ch-1-sp, ch 3, sk 3 sts, DC in the next st, ch 3, sk 3 sts. *DC in the ch-1-sp, DC in the next 7 sts, DC in the ch-1-sp, ch3, sk 3 sts, DC in the next xt, ch 3, sk 3 sts*. Rep from * to * to the last ch-1-sp and 1 st remaining, DC in the ch-1-sp and in the next st. Sl st to join.

Round 12: Sl st in the next st, ch 1, SC in the same st as the sl st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, ch 5, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 5, sk 3 sts. *SC in the next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the next st, ch 5, SC in the ch-3-sp, ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in the ch-1-sp, ch 5, sk 3 sts*. Rep from * to * to end. Sl st to join.

Round 13 – 20: Rep Round 5 – 12.

Round 21 – 22: Repeat Round 5 and 6.

Do not fasten off. Continue with the edging pattern.

Edging

Sl st to the middle st of 5 DC, (ch 5, sl st in the same st, ch 7, sl st in the same st, ch 5 sl st in the same st). *sl st to the next middle st of 5 DC, (ch 5, sl st in the same st, ch 7, sl st in the same st, ch 5 sl st in the same st)*. Rep from * to * to end. Sl st to join.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Making the string hanger for the lantern

With your stitch markers or waste yarn, mark 3 points from the loop evenly (see photo below).

Attach yarn to one of the marked points and ch 30 or longer, depending on how long you want your string hanger to be. Fasten off. Repeat on the other 2 marked points (see photo below).

Bring the 3 string hangers together and tie the ends in a knot, making sure all the lengths of the strings are the same (see photo below).

Making Tassels (Optional)

If you have the Clover Tassel Maker, you can follow the directions printed in the packet. I used the large Tassel Maker and chose the 4 inches size.

If you don’t have a Clover Tassel Maker, you can use anything that is flat or strong cardboard as your template. Cut your template to your desired length of the tassel. You can also watch this video as a guide.

Make 3 tassels. These tassels are going to be attached according to the option you’ll choose.

Now, take one of your finished tassels and attach yarn, ch 40, and fasten off. Leave a long tail and cut yarn. Repeat on the other 2 tassels.

  • Note: If you’re not adding the Lantern Cord Cable Extender with Socket for Bulb Lamp, I recommend chaining 3 different lengths for the tassels.

Lantern Options

  1. Simple Lantern. No tassels and no Lantern Cord Cable Extender with Socket for Bulb Lamp.
  1. Lantern with Tassels. Just knot the 3 tassels (with different string length) together with the string hanger.
  1. My Blooming Lantern. With tassels and Lantern Cord Cable Extender with Socket for Bulb Lamp.

Drop the extension cord in the middle of the loop (like the first photo below) then tape the hanger and the cord together (like the second photo below).

With a yarn, tie a knot just below where you put the tape, wrap the cord with the yarn and then secure it tightly. Cut yarn (see the photos below).

Attach the tassel to the hanger about ch 10 from the loop (see the photo below). Rep on the other 2 tassels.

You may steam block your lantern for better shaping.

All done!

Now, let’s see my tester’s version! They are pretty cool and amazing!

Here’s the finished lantern of Ms. Stefanie Budnik | @made_with_love_by_steffi. She turned hers into a lampshade! How cool is that?

And here is the version of Ms. Carrie Ferrier | @carrieperlf. She decided to make the Simple version. Less is more! Looks so pretty too!

Now, I am excited to see your version!

Happy crocheting!

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