Sakura Flower · Free Crochet Pattern

by - February 10, 2021


Hello my fellow crocheters,

My favorite flower is the cherry blossom, and I'm elated to share it with you in crochet form, especially with sakura season coming up in April!

This is such an easy and quick pattern, and you can make a whole bunch in different shades of pink.  These are perfect to craft as a number of different items, including hair accessories and appliques for other projects.  It also comes with a video tutorial!

I adore this design because it's...

  • Quick to work up
  • Beginner-friendly 
  • A versatile pattern that can be made into many different things
  • Easily customizable with different yarn colors
  • Great for lots of occasions
  • Super duper cute
  • ...and comes with a video tutorial!

Here's a quick run-down on cherry blossoms.  They're called sakura in Japanese, and are a symbolic flower of the spring, a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Their life is very short. After their beauty peaks around two weeks, the blossoms start to fall.

Thankfully, this crochet version will last all year round! 

Ideas & Inspiration

  • Hairband
  • Hair clip
  • Headband 
  • Keychain
  • Bookmark
  • Applique for a greeting card 
  • Applique for a crochet hat
  • Applique for a bag
  • Applique for a blanket
  • ...and more! 

My Sakura Flower is used in my free Dress-up Bunny Lovey crochet pattern, serving as a lovely headband for the bunny.  


If you're interested in that pattern, feel free to take a look!  This bunny also has other accessories, like a bow headband and a bonnet.


If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other Amigurumi Patterns or Baby & Kids Patterns I have on my site, or click to see all my Free Crochet Patterns


You can also PIN it for later on your Amigurumi or Crochet board!


Want the PDF pattern?

If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references, you can get a copy from my Ravelry shop.  (Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!  These funds help offset my craft materials cost and helps me design more free patterns to share with you all on my blog!)

***This PDF pattern will be FREE to download in April, the month of cherry blossoms! Check back on this page for the free code to download!***





Sakura Flower

Free Crochet Pattern


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Introduction:

The Sakura Flower crochet pattern is a quick, easy pattern. It is a classic Japanese cherry blossom with five petals.  It’s perfect to craft as a number of different items, such as hair accessories (hair clips, hair bands, ties), keychains, bookmarks, and appliques (for greeting cards, hats and beanies, bags, blankets), and more!  Create beautiful arrangements with different shades of pink or other yarn colors.  A free step-by-step video tutorial is also available for this quick DIY!


Size:

4 centimeters (1.5 inches) using the yarn and hook specified
(Different yarn weights and hook sizes will yield different-sized flowers)


Level of Difficulty:

★★☆☆☆  Easy / Familiar Beginner
Requires stitches used (below) and changing colors.


Stitches/Terms Used:

  • YO: yarn over 
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 

Materials:



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~


Special Stitches:

*Petal stitch: Insert hook, pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO, insert hook, pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO, insert hook, pull up a loop, pull through two loops, YO, insert hook, pull up a loop, pull through two loops. Finally, YO and pull through all 4 loops on hook. 

Pattern Start:

Use white yarn. 

R1: In MR, sc 10. Pull ring tight.

Switch to pink yarn. 

R2: Ch 2, insert Petal in same st, ch 2, sl st in next st. (Ch 2, insert Petal in next st, ch 2, sl st in next st) x 4. (5 petals) 

Fasten off.

Congratulations on finishing your Sakura Flower!


Don't forget, you can make the Dress-Up Bunny Lovey too!  This flower is used as a headband as part of the pattern.  



~ VIDEO TUTORIAL ~

If you'd like to follow the video instructions instead, check out my step-by-step video tutorial below!





If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work.  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs! 

Want the PDF pattern?

If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references, you can get a copy from my Ravelry shop.  (Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!  These funds help offset my craft materials cost and helps me design more free patterns to share with you all on my blog!)

***This PDF pattern will be FREE to download in April, the month of cherry blossoms! Check back on this page for the free code to download!***





If you enjoyed this project, you might like my other designs!  Simply click on the image below for the pattern, or check out all my free patterns here.

 https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/06/bear-bunny-buddies.html 




If you made this project and would like to share photos, I'd absolutely love to see!  Here are links for sharing your finished creation: 

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Best wishes,

 

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