DIY Tutorial – How to Crochet Kanzashi Flower – Flowers of Japan

DIY Tutorial – How to Crochet Kanzashi Flower – Flowers of Japan

Hi I’m Donna Wolfe from 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 for more tips and tricks on Creative Self-Sufficient Living.

73 thoughts on “DIY Tutorial – How to Crochet Kanzashi Flower – Flowers of Japan

  1. Have you made a flower yet? If so, post your photos on my Facebook page: … and if you are on Ravelry:

  2. Muchas grasias x enseñarme con detalles muy buena explicación..asi debe ser otros..q enseña..aveces no se entiende.. De verdad grasias x su sabiduría bendiciones

  3. The flowers that you were showing me how to make can you turn in to a baby blanket crochet for a baby girl, let me know how to do that thank you

  4. Thank you so much for such easy to follow and clearly spoken instructions, everything I crochet from your videos always turn out well.

  5. I have a question. So i made a flower and it seems to kinda be curved or twists instead of laying straight like pictured. Its not twisted but the edges of the petal dont come to the center straight its more of a twisty curve in the way that it is crocheted, like wavy. If that makes sense. Is it something i did or something i can do to make it straighten out? I made it to put on a headband for a friends baby due soon. Thanks. And its a great flower and easy to follow

  6. It looked complcated at the start but you explained it beautifully without all the usual chatter that takes half the watching time. I love it. Thank you.

  7. I love your tutorial (bit too fast though but I stuck with it. 🙌) I absolutely adore these flowers and plan to practice making these awesome flowers so that I know the pattern by heart. 😍 Thank you sooooo much. 😘

  8. super I am make this flowers and I love it thanks for all of the most important person who can be done to the flowers I really can't with some expressions I am really happy because of these are very nice danyavadd

  9. hi donna ive mad some flowers i want to make a never ending pillow i love watching you make things so easy <3

  10. What could be the reason why each one of these I make, they all turn out to be different sizes? I’m using the same size yarn and the same size crochet needle!

  11. I love this! You have done an excellent job of explaining the steps. I am planning to do this with my granddaughter!

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