Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from naztazia.com Today I’m going to show you how to crochet a flower that is similar to the Hana Kanzashi flowers found in Japan. To do this you will need less than 20 yards of Red Heart yarn and a size F hook. To begin make a slipknot and then chain 5. Please see my beginner crochet videos if you need help. Slip stitch to form a ring. Chain 3 – that counts as a double crochet. Now chain 2. Do 1 double crochet in the same stitch, then chain 2. Do 1 double crochet, chain 2, 1 double crochet, chain 2 in the next chain. Repeat this around until you have a total of ten stitches, which includes that initial chain 3. Slip stitch to close the ring. We’re going to crochet around the flower in a unique way. We’re going to be crocheting in a wavy loop around all of the stitches you see here. I’ll show you how. Chain 3, which counts as one double crochet. Make 4 more double crochets in that space. Pivot your work and along that double crochet make 5 double crochet stitches. Next place one double crochet within the ring and space. Now go up the next double crochet making 5 double crochet stitches. Along the top make 5 double crochet stitches. Now down the next stitch make 5 double crochet stitches. In the ring and space make 1 double crochet stitch. Go up now with 5 double crochet stitches… and across the top with five double crochet stitches. You can see from this image how we make stitches around the entire flower. Once you get to the end, snip your yarn and pull through the loop. Here is how i like to close the petals instead of using a slip stitch. Weave in your ends in the back. With the other end, I like to poke it through to the front and close those petals together a bit. Tie and knot the flower in the back. Feel free to add a button. And here are my finished crochet kanzashi flowers. To view this video in other languages click on the closed caption link on YouTube and turn on subtitles. From there you can choose from over 100 different languages. I hope this video has helped you. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Check out the description or the info button of this video for more information. And please visit naztazia.com for more tips and tricks on Creative Self-Sufficient Living.