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.

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