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Last month we celebrated Vesak day. Vesak is a Buddhist religious celebration focusing on the Buddhas birth, his attainment of Enlightenment, and his passing into Nirvana at the end of his life. On this day, we do Religious programs, activities and events in temples. During all of these activities we do not forget to decorate our homes, streets and everywhere with colorful lights and lanterns. Vesak lanterns are one of the main and popular decoration. We made 3 lanterns for this vesak and hanged them around our house. And I made a crochet applique of vesak lantern.
Make a magic ring with white color.
Round 1: ch 1 (does not count as st), [2 dc in ring, ch 2] 6 times, sl st to first dc. (12 dc sts)
Round 2: ch 1 (does not count as st), dc in same st, dc in next st, *v-st in ch-2 sp, dc in 2 sts* repeat *to* around, sl st to first dc. (24 dc sts / 6 ch-2 sp)
Join orange color
Round 3: ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, *v-st in ch-2 sp, sc in next 4 sts* repeat *to* around, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (36 sc sts / 6 ch-2 sp)
Surface slip stitch for making crossed lines.
Note: Make 2 crossed lines.
Make a slip knot first, insert the hook one of ch-2 sp in last row, pull up a loop through hole and loop on the hook, *insert hook in next hole ch-2 sp, pull up a loop through hole and loop on the hook* repeat *to* across until last hole. Fasten off.
Adding fringe to make hang stripes
Add 3" long fringe in ch-2 sp of two side of the hexagon and each sts in very bottom side of the edge of hexagon. first. (see the photo collage below)