Since it’s cherry blossom season I wanted to crochet something sakura-themed so I made a coaster for your drinks. I have so many coasters in my room because I’m always drinking something water, tea, or coffee.
Slst – slip stitch
Sc – single crochet
Dec – decrease
– Magic circle sc 9 sts, Total = 9 sts
– 2 sc in each sts (x9). Total = 18 sts
– Sc 18 sts. Total = 18 sts
– 2 sc, sc 1 st (x9). Total = 27 sts
– 2 sc, sc 2 (x9). Total = 36 sts
– Sc 36 sts. Total = 36 sts
– 2 sc, sc 3 sts (x9). Total 45 sts
DO NOT CUT OFF! Coutine to petal pattern down below.
Sakura Petal (make 5)
– Sc 9 sts. Total = 9 sts
– Ch 1, turn, dec, sc 5 sts, dec. Total = 7 sts
– Ch 1, turn, sc 7 sts (x2). Total = 7 sts
– Ch 1, turn, dec, sc 3 sts, dec. Total = 5 sts
– Ch 1, turn, sc 2 sts, turn, dec.
Insert hook in the middle st from the last row.
– Ch 1, turn, sc 2 sts. turn, dec.
After you’ve finished making all five sakura petals weave in all of the loose ends.
Switch to a smaller hook,(I used a G/4.50 mm hook). To get that rounded sakura shape you are going to crochet a border around the flower. Insert your hook into a corner (preferably between two petals) and simply single crochet around the sakura, I did slip stitch on the tips of the petals to make the slits sharper. Weave in the ends and you are finished!
Have you ever seen the Sakura trees bloom?