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How to draw Asanoha pattern for Sashiko stitch

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How to draw Asanoha pattern for Sashiko stitch Craft
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If you are interested in Sashiko stitch, you may know the word “Asanoha pattern”.

Or maybe you know Asanoha pattern because of the popular anime “Demon slayer”.
In that show, Nezuko Kamado was wearing Asanoha patterned kimono.

Asanoha pattern is one of Japanese traditional patterns and highly used for Sashiko.
It might look difficult to draw Asanoha pattern, but there is an easy way.

This time, I’d like to share how to draw Asanoha pattern.

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What’s Asanoha pattern?

How to draw Asanoha pattern for Sashiko stitch

Asanoha is a Japanese traditional pattern.
This hexagon expresses hemp leaves.
Since Heian era, this pattern was used for Buddhism decoration in Japan.

Asanoha pattern is also known as the pattern of Nezuko’s kimono from the anime “Demon slayer”.


ケイカンパニー 鬼滅の刃 フラットポーチ 竈門禰豆子 KY-FP-KN
Kinako
Kinako

Pink colored Asanoha pattern is so cute!

In Japan, Asanoha pattern is used for baby’s clothes due to quick growth of the plant hemp.
This pattern has a meaning of talisman as well.
So people buy Asanoha patterned swaddling clothes for their baby to protect from negative vibes.
I used to have some Asanoha patterned kimono and clothes when I was a baby, too.

Kinako
Kinako

Asanoha patterned swaddling clothe is popular as a gift, too.

How to draw Asanoha pattern

How to draw Asanoha pattern for Sashiko stitch

Now, I will show you how to draw Asanoha pattern!
There are some different ways of drawing this pattern.
But I usually draw this way.

Kinako
Kinako

If you are looking for easy way, please try this!

How to draw Asanoha pattern

1. First, draw some lines horizontally. And draw triangles in the horizontal lines.

How to draw Asanoha pattern for Sashiko stitch
Kinako
Kinako

がんばろう!

2. Stretch the triangle lines and make more triangles.

How to draw Asanoha pattern for Sashiko stitch

3. Draw rhombus in the triangle and upside down triangle.

How to draw Asanoha pattern for Sashiko stitch
Kinako
Kinako

It’s getting complicated.
But don’t give up! You are almost there!

4.Draw vertical lines above and below of rhombus. Done!

How to draw Asanoha pattern for Sashiko stitch

If you make a lot of Asanoha pattern, it would look like this.

How to draw Asanoha pattern for Sashiko stitch

Let’s enjoy Sashiko stitch with Asanoha pattern

How to draw Asanoha pattern for Sashiko stitch

This is the “Asanoha patterned Fukin” I did.

First, I drew Asanoha pattern with tailor’s chalk as draft.
I used a tailor’s chalk which will fade away with water or time.
So even if you make mistake, you can fix it again.

If you are interested in Sashiko stitch, I recommend you to try Asanoha pattern.
It’s so cute!

Enjoy drawing Asanoha pattern!

This time, I wrote how to draw Asanoha pattern.
It’s so easy, right?

There are a lot of Japanese traditional patterns, but I love Asanoha the most.
So I have some items with Asanoha pattern.
For example, dishes, kimono, tissue case, Furoshiki…

I hope you will enjoy Sashiko with Asanoha pattern sometime soon!

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