中秋節快樂! :D

(Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! :D)

Yup! With the absence of real mooncake and rabbit lantern today, I’ve made crocheted versions of them to celebrate!

For reference, here’s the edible kind of mooncake. It has a pastry shell, with lotus seed paste (the grey-ish part) and egg yolk (the yellow part) inside. I’m looking forward to sharing these with my family this weekend! :D

But for now, here’s a crocheted slice o’mooncake! :D

When I was a child my parents used to buy me lanterns to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, and the rabbit lantern is a classic one, probably has to do with the legend of the Moon Rabbit. I can’t find a picture of a classic rabbit lantern, the Macau pavilion in the World Expo was the closest thing I could find.

And here’s the crocheted rabbit lantern, complete with strings and a stick!

While the rabbit lantern was more of a free-form experiment, I did jot down the pattern for the slice o’mooncake :D

So, the ingredients!

Worsted weight yarn in brown, tan, and yellow

3.5mm crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Stuffing

Top/Bottom of pastry shell (make 2):

With brown.

Row 1: ch 2, 2 sc in second ch from hook, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, leave a 12″ tail for sewing, fasten off.

Back of pastry shell (make 1):

With brown.

Row 1: ch 6, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each of next 4 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 2–4: sc in each sc across in back loop only, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: sc in each sc across in back loop only, leaving a 12″ tail for sewing, fasten off.

the back, with the ridges! 

Lotus seed paste and egg yolk (make 2):

With tan.

Row 1: ch 6, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each of next 4 sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: sc in first sc, switch to yellow yarn, sc in each of next 3 sc, switch to tan, sc in last sc, switch to yellow, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: continue with yellow, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc, switch to tan, sc in last sc, switch to yellow, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: continue with yellow, 1 sc in each sc across, leave a 12″ tail for sewing, fasten off.

yolk in the centre!

Assembly:

Sew top and bottom of the pastry shell to the back pastry shell, then sew the lotus seed paste and yolk pieces to the pastry shell, leaving front (yolk/yellow) edges open, stuff, then sew front (yolk/yellow) seam close. Weave in ends.

Enjoy! :D

5 thoughts on “中秋節快樂! :D

  1. THAT’S AWESOME~!!! :D
    i’m going to share this on facebook with everyone ^o^
    中秋節快樂,lud!!!

    (by the way, i’m not too fond of the macau pavilion rabbit lantern…:S)

  2. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! We have kept the moon cakes for you and Mike, you must remember to bring your crocheted versions of moon cake and lantern with you ah!

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