Kirei Sakura

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Kirei Sakura by Melissa Mall
By Melissa Mall

Model and Photos: Melissa Mall

Cherry blossoms and springtime go together like sunshine and happiness. They are my absolute favorite spring blossom. Unfortunately, I have yet to see so much as a single cherry tree here in Arizona – so I’ve made some of my own! These delicate little cherry blossoms have a small strap on their backs that allows them to slide onto bobby pins, barrettes, or even a thin headband so you can put some anywhere you need a little more spring beauty.

Difficulty: Easy

Size: One Size

Finished Measurements: About 1″ in diameter


  • J&P Coats Six Strand Embroidery Floss [100% Cotton, 9 yds/8m per skein]; less than 1 skein each in Pink and White
  • This yarn has been discontinued. Any other brand of six strand embroidery floss should make a good substitute.
  • D (3.25mm size) hook
  • Needle

Gauge: Gauge is not significant in this design.

Kirei Sakura by Melissa Mall

Kirei Sakura by Melissa MallDirections:

Rnd 1: With Pink, ch 2. Make 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join round. Switch to White.

Rnd 2: *Ch 2, make 3 dc in next st, sl st in same st. Repeat from * around.

Strap: Ch 6. Skip 1 ch and sc in each remaining ch. (5 sc) Finish off.

Finishing: To finish, fold strap across back side of flower and sew down at end. Weave in all ends.

About the Designer
Melissa Mall
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons seven and under. They are currently residing in Arizona after a three-year stint in Japan and are having a fun time readjusting. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.

Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.

2 responses

  1. I live in Arizona too. These are so adoreable. I just love them. I have two granddaughters and will make them a few. I love the idea of putting a strap on the back so they can slip them on their own things. Thanks for sharing this pattern.

  2. Thank you for this flower pattern. It was the exact little flower I needed for some baby booties I was making.

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