Chinese New Year Crochet Ideas

Chinese New Year Crochet Ideas

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Chinese people celebrate the New Year according to the lunisolar calendar. It’s a big holiday period with festivals, traditional meals, and decorations that symbolize luck and happiness. All the streets, homes, and rooms dress up in red and yellow and meet the new year animal according to zodiac signs. You can also prepare for the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival and crochet traditional Chinese decorations and gifts with free patterns I gathered for you. Happy crocheting!

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1. 2023 Year Of The Rabbit Garland

  • Designed by Mooeyandfriends

Another excellent Lunar New Year decoration idea is this garland with the 2023 zodiac animal — rabbit. It symbolizes prosperity, peace, and longevity, so having it at home is a good sign. The free crochet garland pattern is easy to follow. It uses a magic circle, but there are instructions for it. Happy New Year!

free crochet rabbit garland pattern

Photos by Mooeyandfriends /

Find the original free pattern on

2. Chinese Wall Hanging

  • Designed by Htet Htet Aung

If you want to attract fortune to your home or give it to someone special, create this traditional Chinese wall hanging with a free crochet pattern. The warmth of your hands will fill it with your love and good luck and help to make a new year easy and happy.

free crochet wall hanging pattern

Photos by @htet_htet.aung /

Find the original free pattern on

3. Lucky Lunar Lantern

  • Designed by Sweet Softies

You’ve definitely seen these red lanterns before. They will be in all windows and doors at the end of January and the beginning of February. It is believed they attract good luck, so make a few for yourself with this free crochet lucky lunar lantern pattern. It’s an easy project with almost no sewing, so enjoy!

amigurumi Lucky Lunar Lantern free pattern

Photos by Sweet Softies /

Find the original free pattern on, or read more about it on Ravelry.

4. Year of Rabbit

  • Designed by FaYe_clover

2023 is a Year of Rabbit and having its figurine at home means all the best. Make a dozen of these amigurumi rabbits as gifts for your friends, neighbors, and family to bring them a fortune. The free crochet pattern is affordable for confident beginners if you have tried making an amigurumi toy before.

free amigurumi rabbit free pattern

Photos by @faye_clover /

Find the original free pattern on Instagram.

5. Porcelain Bunny

  • Designed by Tsui-Sie Baker-Wong

Ceramics art is traditional in China. Those vases are masterpieces. You can crochet a symbol of 2023 in porcelain style and present it to someone special. The Chinese New Year crochet bunny pattern is free. You need to make some embroidery to create details. Try it!

free amigurumi bunny free pattern

Photos by Tsui-Sie Baker-Wong /

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

6. Chinese Lucky Candy Pillow

  • Designed by Juli Anne

The Chinese lucky candy is the most iconic gift for the Lunar New Year. It’s a red pocket envelope filled with money that symbolizes the good luck you wish for a person. Make a pillow with a free crochet pattern in this design, and please your loved ones with such a neverending treat.

Chinese Lucky Candy Pillow free crochet pattern

Photos by Juli Anne /

Find the original free pattern on, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Haku the Dragon

  • Designed by Rina Mogryna Art

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. The symbol for 2024 is a dragon. This pattern offers you to make yourself a wise mystic companion. The Chinese dragons are very different from the European ones and this little friend can make your decoration stand out. The project uses both basic and more interesting techniques such as bobble stitch. Embrace the Chinese zodiac and ring in the New Year!

Two pictures of a crocheted stuffed animal featuring Chinese New Year theme.

PHOTOS by Rina Mogryna Art /

Find the original free pattern on, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Chinese Paper Dragon

  • Designed by Tsui-Sie Baker-Wong

Lunar New Year is just around the corner and it’s a great idea to get ready for the celebration. This Chinese paper dragon crochet pattern offers you the opportunity to make a great toy that reflects the spirit of this holiday. Also, such a dragon will make a great gift for anyone who loves China and its traditions. Either way, you will not want to regret making it, so save the pattern for later.

Chinese dragon paper lanterns for Chinese New Year.

PHOTOS by Tsui-Sie Baker-Wong /

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

9. Eastern Dragon

  • Designed by Carolyne Brodie

A beautiful crocheted dragon for those who love Chinese culture and the Lunar New Year. Such a decoration will look great on the bookshelf or in the office. It will guard your books and make sure your things are safe. Plus, the dragon is also the symbol of wisdom, so you can make it a manifestation to the world. Anyway, the dragon pattern is great.

A person is holding a crocheted dragon toy.

PHOTOS by Carolyne Brodie /

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

10. Lunar New Year Lantern

  • Designed by Crafty CovMom

Chinese lanterns are so atmospheric that you can’t miss this one. The simple crochet instructions will allow you to make a great decoration with the Lunar New Year’s vibe. If you’re looking for something to add style to your room, this pattern will do the trick. Just follow the steps in the tutorial and you won’t have any trouble completing it quickly.

A red and yellow Chinese New Year crochet lantern hanging on a shelf.

PHOTOS by Crafty CovMom /

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

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