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Amigurumi Ketupat with Entrelac Crochet Stitch

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This time I share free crochet pattern Lebaran edition which is Amigurumi Ketupat. Yay! It’s categorized as amigurumi food.

amigurumi ketupat

Ketupat (in Indonesian and Malay) is a type of dumpling made from rice packed inside a diamond-shape container of woven palm leaf pouch. As the rice cooks, the grains expand to fill the pouch and the rice becomes compressed. This method of cooking gives the ketupat its characteristic form and texture of a rice dumpling.

Besides Indonesia, ketupat is also found in other countries in Southeast Asia, like in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. It has different names in each country, so are the shapes, but the cooking technique is the same.

Ketupat is very closely related to the Muslim Lebaran Idul Fitri (Eid al-Fitr) tradition in Indonesia. The tradition on preparing and consuming ketupat or kupat in Javanese language during lebaran is believed to be introduced by Raden Mas Sahid or Sunan Kalijaga one of Wali Songo (nine Muslim saints) that spread Islam in Java. It is believed that it contains appropriate symbolism; kupat means ngaku lepat or “admitting one’s mistakes” in Javanese language, in accordance to asking for forgiveness tradition during lebaran.

During Lebaran Idul Fitri in Indonesia, ketupat is often served with either opor ayam (chicken in coconut milk), chicken or beef curry, rendang, sambal goreng ati (spicy beef liver), krechek (buffalo or beef skin dish), or sayur labu Siam (chayote soup). In other occasions, the side dishes are more varies. My favourite side dishes to eat with Ketupat are opor ayam and sambal goreng ati.

Well, that’s a little introduction about ketupat that I got from Wikipedia.

The technique to make Amigurumi Ketupat is different from the crochet technique that we usually use. This time we use the entrelac crochet stitch. It looks like knitting, but we use hook to crochet, not knitting needles.

In this post I give step by step free crochet pattern with photos. But if you need printable PDF crochet pattern, you can purchase it in my Shop. PDF crochet pattern also available in Etsy and Ravelry.

I suggest THIS VIDEO if you want to see crochet ketupat video tutorial. It was made by my fellow crocheter, Sari, based on Crochethea crochet pattern. Although she speaks in Indonesian, the steps can be followed easily.

If this is your first time to work with entrelac crochet stitch (or not), I hope you will be smoothly crocheting this traditional food from Indonesia.

PATTERN

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Materials

Yarns:
–  light green
–  dark green
Stuffing
Tulip hook no. 3/0 (2.25 mm hook)
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Abbreviations

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch

NOTES

The dimension of Amigurumi Ketupat that I made is about 6.6 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm.
I used balinese small ply cotton yarn and Tulip hook no 3/0 (2.25 mm hook).

We will make the plane of Ketupat consisting of 30 small squares, with the size of each square is 5 x 5. Squares are made according to its number. After the plane is finished, just sewn up to make 3-dimensional Ketupat. The size of the square can be reduced by reducing the number of chains and rows.

plane amigurumi ketupat

Square 1

Row 1:      7 ch, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull through ch, leaving 2 loops on hook. Insert hook into next ch, yarn over and pull through ch, leaving 3 loops on the hook. Repeat across the chain so that you have 7 loops on the hook. Next step *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 6 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

square 1 amigurumi ketupat
square 1 amigurumi ketupat

Row 2:      insert hook into vertical post that is made at Row 1, repeat in each vertical post: yarn over and pull through the vertical post, so that you have 6 loops on the hook. Insert hook into 2 loops of the last vertical post to get the 7th loops on the hook. Next step, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 6 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

square 1 amigurumi ketupat

Row 3-5:   repeat as Row 2.

After Row 5, sl st 6 times in each vertical post, 1 ch, cut yarn. Square 1 is done.

square 1 amigurumi ketupat

Square 2

Change color

Row 1:      in the lower right stitch of Square 1, make 6 ch. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull through ch, repeat across the chain so that you have 6 loops on the hook, sl st in Row 1 furthest right st of Square 1. You have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 2:      insert hook into vertical post that is made at Row 1, repeat in each vertical post: yarn over and pull through the vertical post, so that you have 6 loops on the hook, sl st in Row 2 furthest right st of Square 1. You have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 3-5:   repeat as Row 2.

After Row 5, sl st 6 times in each vertical post, sl st in Row 5 furthest right st of Square 1. Continue to work Square 3.

square 2 amigurumi ketupat

Square 3

Row 1:      insert hook into st (not the vertical post) of Square 1, yarn over and pull through the st, repeat across the st so that you have 7 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 6 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

square 3 amigurumi ketupat

Row 2:      insert hook into vertical post that is made at Row 1, repeat in each vertical post: yarn over and pull through the vertical post, so that you have 6 loops on the hook. Insert hook into 2 loops of the last vertical post to get the 7th loops on the hook. Next step, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 6 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 3-5:   repeat as Row 2.

After Row 5, sl st 6 times in each vertical post, 1 ch, cut yarn. Square 3 is done.

square 3 amigurumi ketupat

To make the remain squares, basically the same as making Square 1-3. So I will not explain in detail the steps one by one, only what is needed.

Square 4

Change color.
Repeat as Square 2.

square 4 amigurumi ketupat

Square 5

Row 1:      insert hook into st (not the vertical post) of Square 2, yarn over and pull through the st, repeat across the st so that you have 6 loops on the hook, sl st in Row 1 furthest right st of Square 3. You have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 2:      insert hook into vertical post that is made at Row 1, repeat in each vertical post: insert hook, yarn over and pull through the vertical post, so that you have 6 loops on the hook, sl st in Row 2 furthest right st of Square 3. You have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 3-5:   repeat as Row 2.

After Row 5, sl st 5 times in each vertical post, sl st in Row 5 furthest right st of Square 3. Continue to work Square 6.

square 5 amigurumi ketupat

Square 6

Repeat as Square 3.

square 6 amigurumi ketupat

Square 7

Change color

Row 1:      insert hook into uppermost st in right side of Square 4 (see picture), yarn over and pull through the st. Repeat in each sts above Square 5: insert hook, yarn over and pull through the st, so that you have 6 loops on the hook, sl st in Row 1 furthest right st of Square 5. You have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

square 7 amigurumi ketupat
square 7 amigurumi ketupat

Row 2:      insert hook into vertical post that is made at Row 1, repeat in each vertical post: yarn over and pull through the vertical post, so that you have 6 loops on the hook, sl st in Row 2 furthest right st of Square 5. You have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 3-5:   repeat as Row 2.

After Row 5, sl st 5 times in each vertical post, sl st in Row 5 furthest right st of Square 5. Continue to work Square 8.

square 7 amigurumi ketupat

Square 8

Repeat as Square 5.

Square 9

Repeat as Square 3.

square 9 amigurumi ketupat

Square 10

Repeat as Square 1, we will use Square 10 for later.

square 10 amigurumi ketupat

Square 11

Change color
Repeat as Square 7.

Square 12

Repeat as Square 5.

square 12 amigurumi ketupat

Square 13

Row 1:      Take Square 10. Repeat in 5 sts of Square 9: insert hook, yarn over and pull through the loop, left the last st so that you have 6 loops on the hook. Sl st in Row 1 furthest right st of Square 10. You have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

square 13 amigurumi ketupat
square 13 amigurumi ketupat
square 13 amigurumi ketupat

Row 2:      insert hook into vertical post that is made at Row 1, repeat in each vertical post: insert hook, yarn over and pull through the vertical post, so that you have 6 loops on the hook, sl st in Row 2 furthest right st of Square 10. You have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 3-5:   repeat as Row 2.

After Row 5, sl st 5 times in each vertical post, sl st in Row 5 furthest right st of Square 10. Continue to work Square 14.

square 13 amigurumi ketupat

Square 14

Repeat as Square 3.

square 14 amigurumi ketupat

Square 15

Change color
Repeat as Square 7.

Square 16

Repeat as Square 5.

Square 17

Repeat as Square 5.

Square 18

Repeat as Square 3.

square 18 amigurumi ketupat

Square 19

Change color
Repeat as Square 7.

Square 20

Repeat as Square 5.

Square 21

Repeat as Square 5.
Cut the yarn.

square 21 amigurumi ketupat

Square 22

Change color
Row 1:      insert hook into Row 1 right side st of Square 19, make 6 ch. Insert hook in 2nd ch, yarn over and pull through the ch, repeat in each next ch so that you have 6 loops on the hook, sl st in Row 1 furthest right st of Square 19. You have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

square 22 amigurumi ketupat
square 22 amigurumi ketupat
square 22 amigurumi ketupat

Row 2:      insert hook into vertical post that is made at Row 1, repeat in each vertical post: insert hook, yarn over and pull through the vertical post, so that you have 6 loops on the hook, sl st in Row 2 furthest right st of Square 19. You have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.

Row 3-5:   repeat as Row 2.

After Row 5, sl st 5 times in each vertical post, sl st in Row 5 furthest right st of Square 19. Continue to work Square 23.

square 22 amigurumi ketupat

Square 23

Repeat as Square 5.

Square 24

Repeat as Square 5.

Square 25

Repeat as Square 3.

square 25 amigurumi ketupat
square 22 amigurumi ketupat
square 25 amigurumi ketupat

Square 26

Change color.
Repeat as Square 7.

Square 27

Repeat as Square 5.

Square 28

Repeat as Square 5.
Cut the yarn.

square 28 amigurumi ketupat

Square 29

Change color.
Repeat as Square 7.

Square 30

Repeat as Square 5.
Cut the yarn.

plane amigurumi ketupat

Bottom Decorations

Work below Square 22.
Repeat in each st: insert hook, yarn over and pull through the st, so you have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on the hook.
Make 7 Rows.

bottom decoration amigurumi ketupat
bottom decoration amigurumi ketupat

4 ch, skip 1 ch, work in next ch [sl st, sc, hdc], sl st in 3rd vertical post.

bottom decoration amigurumi ketupat
bottom decoration amigurumi ketupat
bottom decoration amigurumi ketupat

4 ch, skip 1 ch, work in next ch [sl st, sc, hdc], sl st in the furthest left vertical post.

bottom decoration amigurumi ketupat
bottom decoration amigurumi ketupat
bottom decoration amigurumi ketupat

Fasten off.
Make one more in the side of Square 15.

bottom decoration amigurumi ketupat
bottom decoration amigurumi ketupat

Hanger

Work above Square 18.
Repeat in each st: insert hook, yarn over, pull through the st, so that you have 6 loops on the hook, *yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook* 5 times until 1 loop left on hook.
Make 14 Rows or as long as you want.
Sl st in each vertical post of the last Row.
Fasten off.

hanger amigurumi ketupat
hanger amigurumi ketupat

Sew Up

Fold the plane, sew side to side to adjust the Ketupat shape.
You just need to insert 1 loop in each side while sewing so it looks neat.

sew amigurumi ketupat
sew amigurumi ketupat
sew amigurumi ketupat
sew amigurumi ketupat

Insert stuffing before you close the last side.

sew amigurumi ketupat

Fold the hanger and sew if you want it to be keychain or left it unfold.

sew amigurumi ketupat
amigurumi ketupat

Amigurumi Ketupat is done! \(^o^)/

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