Vintage Camping Lantern Crochet Ornament Pattern
In the spirit of the holiday season, what better way to celebrate than by adding a touch of vintage charm to your decorations?
Imagine cozying up by the campfire, surrounded by the rustic beauty of nature, and capturing that essence in a crochet ornament.
In this article, we'll guide you through the creation of a Vintage Camping Lantern Crochet Ornament Pattern, a delightful addition to your holiday decor.
- Vintage Camping Lantern Crochet Ornament
- Crocheting the Body of the Lantern
- Creating the Handle
- Finishing Touches
Vintage Camping Lantern Crochet Ornament
Let's begin our journey by understanding what makes vintage camping lanterns so special. These lanterns, with their warm, flickering glow, evoke feelings of nostalgia and adventure. Now, you can bring that same sense of wonder into your home with a handcrafted crochet ornament.
Before we dive into the pattern, let's gather our supplies. Here's what you'll need:
- Yarn: Choose a warm, rustic color like deep red, forest green, or golden brown.
- Crochet Hook: Size G or H is recommended, depending on your yarn thickness.
- Scissors: A good pair of scissors for cutting yarn.
- Stitch Marker: To keep track of your rounds.
- Fiberfill: To stuff your lantern and give it a plump look.
Crocheting the Body of the Lantern
Round 1: Magic Circle
Begin with a magic circle and work 6 single crochet (SC) stitches into it. Pull the circle tight to close.
Round 2: Increasing
In this round, increase in each stitch, resulting in 12 SC.
Round 3: SC, Increase Repeat
Repeat the pattern of one SC followed by an increase in each stitch, ending with 18 SC.
Rounds 4-6: SC in Each Stitch
For the next three rounds, simply single crochet in each stitch around.
Round 7: SC, Decrease Repeat
Now, start decreasing by crocheting one SC followed by a decrease. You should have 12 SC at the end of this round.
Stuffing the Lantern
Before we continue, it's time to stuff the lantern with fiberfill. Make sure it's nice and plump for that cozy, lantern-like appearance.
Creating the Handle
Round 8: SC, Chain 20, Skip 5 Stitches Repeat
Now, we'll create the handle. Single crochet in the next stitch, chain 20, and then skip 5 stitches before single crocheting in the next. Repeat this pattern around the lantern.
Rounds 9-10: SC in Each Stitch and Chain
For the next two rounds, single crochet in each stitch and chain of the handle.
Round 11: Slip Stitch
Finish off your lantern by slip stitching in the next stitch. Cut the yarn and weave in the loose end.
Your Vintage Camping Lantern Crochet Ornament is now complete! Hang it on your Christmas tree or use it as a charming addition to your holiday table settings.