Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hanami Dango

Yay, a request for more Japanese food!
(more to come when it stops raining)
This is for my fellow manga/anime geeks.
Hanami (flower viewing) is rather dear to me since I hope to name my future daughter Ohana (beginning of a flower).

What you need:
Worsted weight acrylic yarn
in pink, white, and green
Size F5 (3.75 mm) hook
Polyester fiber fill
Bamboo skewer
Yarn needle
Clip to keep place
Hot Glue (optional)

Work in continuous rounds
make 3, one of each color
  • Chain 2
  • Round 1: Work 6 sc in first chain
  • Round 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 st
  • Round 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st, rep from * around - 18 st
  • Round 4-9: sc in each sc -18 st
  • Round 10: *Sc2tog, sc in next st, rep from * around - 12 st
  • Stuff firmly
  • Round 12: Sc2tog around -6 st
  • Sew up and weave in ends  (be sure to leave room to slip onto skewer)


Slip each dango onto skewer. From bottom to top they should be; green, white, pink.
Trim end of skewer about 3 inches longer than dango stack.
Optional: secure between dango with hot glue.

 This would be a great gift for any anime fan.
Pack in a box of artificial sakura petals.
Leave plain or paint kawaii faces on them.

Hanami Dango on Ravelry

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