Chinese New Year is a 15-day festival with folkloric origins and is widely celebrated worldwide. Legend has it, years ago, a monster named Nian would attack villages at the beginning of each year. However, to defeat Nian, villagers needed to make him fearful with loud noises, bright lights, and the color red. Hence the use of big crowds, fireworks, and big colored envelopes during the celebration.
When I was a kid, I would visit Chinatown in Chicago with my parents every Chinese New Year. It was presented like a multicultural festival, there were foods from different cultures, beautiful dances, and colorful lights. To this day, I love to celebrate Chinese New Year with my friends, enjoying a reunion dinner with dumplings and Nian Gao (sticky rice cake).
This year, I want to crochet cute Lunar New Year patterns to give to my friends as a gift. I thought you might also want to, so here are some designs I liked! I hope you’ll join me and make them.
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Let's welcome the new year with these 15 Lunar New Year Crochet Patterns!
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