You may wonder what gerbera is. It is a lovely flower that resembles a daisy and is available in several hues. Today, we will dig into the exciting and satisfying task of crocheting gerbera with your hooks. With its dashing colors and detailed crocheted petals; it can be used as decorations to brighten up any space. Don’t wait any longer – grab your crochet hook and try our pattern to bring this gorgeous flower to life.

In addition, gerberas are often used as the main flower in a bouquet. If you want to make your own crochet flower bouquet, we offer many free patterns. Patterns List Link.

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Why We Love Gerbera

  • We love this crocheted African Daisy for its captivating appearance that captures nature’s beauty. The structure parts of the gerbera flower and leaf; are meticulously crafted, allowing the make of a realistic flower.
  • Our pattern provides clear instructions to ensure that even beginners can create beautiful results. The best colors for this project are vibrant and lively, with bright yellows and oranges for flower petals, contrasting colors for the center, and green shades for the leaf.
  • You can explore a variety of combinations to suit personal preferences or match specific decor themes.

Usage

  1. Original Usages: The crocheted Gerbera can be given as a thoughtful and handmade gift to friends, family, or loved ones on special occasions like birthdays, and anniversaries, or as a token of appreciation.
  2. Functional Usages: Attachment to other crochet items: The crocheted Gerbera can be attached to other crochet items like headbands, hair clips, or keychains, adding a colorful and playful touch to the overall design. This allows for creative customization and personalization of crochet projects.
  3. Flower Bouquet Ideas: The crocheted daisies can be used as the main flower or as accent flowers in flower bouquets. Suggestions include rustic bouquets with sunflowers and burlap accents, pastel garden bouquets with soft-colored roses, vibrant springtime bouquets with tulips and daisies, or elegant monochrome bouquets with varying shades of a single color. These ideas can inspire beautiful crochet flower arrangements tailored to personal preferences.

Starter Kits

We have made you a beautiful crochet gerbera starter kit which included everything needed for homemade gerbera. We match white, blue, and grass green yarn so you can make the gerbera bouquet more unique. With this package, you can make a gerbera bouquet containing 3 different colored gerberas.

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Yarns for crochet beginners:

We provide 86 colors of cotton yarn for you to choose from. With this yarn, you can make anything such as crochet flowersblanketsscarvesamigurumi, and so on. What are you waiting for, crocheters? Grab your hooks, select your favorite yarn, and let’s begin this amazing crochet adventure together.

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Materials

  • Yarn: four colors (white, yellow, sky blue, and green)
  • Hook: 2.5 mm
  • Flower Rod: 40 cm long x 2 mm diameter
  • Iron wire: 0.5/0.7 mm diameter
  • Fiberfill
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Hot melt adhesive

Difficulty

Our pattern is intermediate-level; it requires basic crochet skills and knowledge of common stitches and techniques. The most challenging part of our pattern may be the flower petals and the leaf. These sections involve working in both the front loop only (FLO) and back loop only (BLO), as well as making the increase and decrease to shape the petals and leaf. Additionally, adding wire to the petals and leaf requires attention to detail. However, we provide step-by-step instructions and a video to help beginners understand. We encourage you to challenge yourselves and give it a try!

Gauge

Our pattern does not mention a specific gauge, but it is important to work consistently throughout the project to create decorative flowers and leaves of African daisies.

Stitches and Abbreviation

  • Sc – Single crochet
  • BLO – Back loop only
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • Ss – Slip stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Hdc – Half double crochet
  • Dc – Double crochet
  • Tr – Treble crochet
  • Ps – Picot Stitch
  • Sk – Skip

Special Stitches

The special stitches used in the pattern are as follows:

  1. BLO (Back Loop Only): In rounds 3 and 4 of the Flower Core and the Second Layer of Petals, you work the stitches in the back loops only. This creates a raised ridge effect on the fabric.
  2. FLO (Front Loop Only): In Step 1 of the Flower Stamens and the First Layer of Petals, you work the stitches in the front loops only. This creates a textured appearance on the fabric.
  3. 2 ch picot: In R9 of the flower holder and the leaf, you create a picot stitch by making a chain of 2 stitches and then joining it back to the base of the stitch. This creates a small loop that adds decorative detail and texture to the design.
  4. 3 ch picot: This stitch is used in round R4 of the Leaf. To create the picot, you chain three stitches and then join the chain back to the fabric with a slip stitch. The picot adds a decorative looped edge to the leaf.

Pattern Notes

  • Our pattern uses US crochet terms.
  • The African Daisy is worked from the center outwards.
  • Join each round with a slip stitch to the first stitch of the round unless otherwise specified.
  • Use stitch markers to mark the beginning of each round.
  • Additional notes was written in Italics.

Step-by-Step Patterns

Flower Core:

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  • R1: Start with a magic ring and work 6 sc st into the ring. 1 ss,1 ch
  • R2: In this round, (make 2 sc in each st) * 6 times. Resulting in a total of 12 stitches. 1 ss,1 ch
  • R3: This round is worked in the back loop only. BLO(make 1 sc in the first stitch, then make 2 sc in each st) * 6 times. Resulting in a total of 18 stitches. 1 ss, 1 ch
  • R4: Similar to the previous round, this round is worked in the back loop only. BLO( make 1 sc, then make 2 sc st in the next stitch, followed by 1 sc in the next stitch) * 6 times. Resulting in a total of 24 stitches. 1 ss, 1 ch, cut and leave a tail.

Flower Stamens:

  • R1: Change the yarn color and work in the front loop only. FLO( make 1 ss, then make 2 ch st) repeat this 12 times. Resulting in a total of 24 stitches. 1 ss
  • R2: In this step, still working in the front loop only. FLO(make 1 ss, then make 2 ch st) repeat this 18 times. Resulting in a total of 36 stitches. 1 ss
  • R3: Continuing to work in the front loop only, FLO(make 1 ss, then make 2 ch st) repeat this 24 times. Resulting in a total of 48 stitches. 1 ss, 1 ch, cut and leave a tail

Petals:

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  • R1: Start with a magic ring and work 6 sc st into the ring. 1 ss,1 ch
  • R2: In this round, (make 2 sc in each st) repeat this 6 times. Resulting in a total of 12 stitches.1 ss,1 ch.
  • R3: (make 1 sc, then make 2 sc in the next stitch) repeat this 6 times. Resulting in a total of 18 stitches. 1 ss, 1 ch
  • R4: (make 1 sc, then make 2 sc in the next stitch, followed by 1 sc in the next stitch) repeat this 6 times. Resulting in a total of 24 stitches.
  • R5: Work 24 sc in each stitch maintaining the same stitch count.

The first layer of petals (make 12)

  • Step 1: Work in the front loop only, FLO(near the body side) make 13 ch, then insert the hook into the 3rd ch from the hook, then make 11 sc followed by 2 ss in the next 2 stitches, from the ss st of the hook then make 13 ch st. Repeat this step until the end of the row.
  • Step 2: Attach wire to the petals. Make 2 sc, then make 2 hdc, followed by 6 dc st, then make 1 hdc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), 1 hdc, dc 6, hdc 2, sc 2. Hide the tail with a darning needle and twist the wire tightly and hide.

The second layer of petals (make 12)

  • Step 1: Work in the back loop only, starting on the side away from your body. BLO(On the side away from your body) make 15 ch, then insert the hook into the 3rd ch from the hook, then make 13 sc followed by 2 ss in the next 2 stitches, from the ss st of the hook then make 15 ch st. Repeat this step until the end of the row.
  • Step 2: Attach wire to the petals. Make 2 sc, then make 2 hdc, followed by 8 dc st, then make 1 hdc,(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc,),1 hdc, dc 8, hdc 2, sc 2. Hide the tail with a darning needle, and twist the wire tightly and hide.

Refer to the video tutorial for more details.

Flower Holder

  • R1: Start with a magic ring and work 6 sc st into the ring. 1 ss, 1 ch
  • R2-R3: Work 6 sc st around, maintaining the same stitch count. 1 ss, 1 ch
  • R4: (Make 2 sc in each st) * 6 times, 1 ss, 1 ch , resulting in a total of 12 stitches. 
  • R5: (Make 1 sc in the first stitch, then make 2 sc in the next st) * 6 times, 1 ss, 1 ch ,resulting in a total of 18 stitches. 
  • R6: (Make 1 sc in the first stitch, then make 2 sc in the next st, followed by 1 sc in the next st) * 6 times, 1 ss, 1 ch, resulting in a total of 24 stitches. 
  • R7: (Make 3 sc, then make 2 sc in the next st) * 6 times, 1 ss, 1 ch , resulting in a total of 30 stitches
  • R8: Work 30 sc st around, 1 ss, maintaining the same stitch count. 
  • R9: sk a stitch, then in the same st (make dc, 2ch picot stitch, and another dc), make a ss, then repeat 10 times. Cut and leave a tail.

Refer to the video tutorial for more details.

Leaf

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  1. R1: Let’s start with the foundation chain: 31 ch
  2. R2: From the 2nd sts of the hook, make 29 sc, then 2 sc in the last st. On the other side of the foundation chain, make 29 sc st, followed by 1 ss, 1 ch
  3. R3: Attach wire to the leaf. Make 6 sc st, then make 4 hdc, 3 dc, 4 tr, 3 dc, 4 hdc, 6 sc, and make 1 ch. On the other side of the leaf, make 6 sc st, then make 4 hdc, 3 dc, 4 tr, 3 dc, 4 hdc, 6 sc, and make 1 ss, 1 ch
  4. R4: Make 4 sc, 1 hdc, then in the same stitch make 1 hdc, 1 dc, and 3ch picot.
  • in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 hdc), then make 1 sc and make 1 hdc.
  • in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 tr, and a 3ch picot).
  • in the same st (make 1 tr, 1dc), hdc, sc, hdc.
  • in the same st (make 1dc, and 1 tr).
  • in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 tr, 3ch picot, 1 dc, 1 tr).
  • in the same st (make 1 tr, 1 dc), 1 hdc, 2 sc.
  • in the same st (make 1 hdc, 1 dc, 3ch picot).
  • in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 hdc), 1 hdc, 7sc,

Leaf tip:

  • 2ch, from 2nd sts of hook 1 sc

On the other side:

  • Make 7 sc, 1 hdc, in the same st (1 hdc, 1 dc, 3ch picot)
  • in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 hdc), then make 2 sc, and 1 hdc.
  • in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 tr)
  • in the same st (make 1 tr, 1 dc, 3 ch picot, 1 tr, 1 dc )
  • in the same st (make 1 tr, 1 dc),then make 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc.
  • in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 tr, 3ch picot)
  • in the same st (make 1 tr, 1 dc), then make 1 hdc and 1 sc.
  • in the same st (make 1 hdc, 1 dc, 3 ch picot)
  • in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 hdc), then 1 hdc, 4 sc. Then ss. Cut and leave a tail. Then wrap the existing wire with the tail and secure it with hot melt adhesive

Refer to the video tutorial for more details.

Assemble

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  • Step 1: Attached the flower core to the flower petals using the hot melt adhesive
  • Step 2: Bend one end of the stem and insert it into the middle of the flower holder.
  • Step 3: Use the yarn of the flower holder to sew it at the back of petals, add fiberfill before the sewing end, and then sew the rest.
  • Step 4: Wrap the stem with yarn; then, while wrapping, attach the leaf and sew it together until you reach the end. 
  • Step 5: Cut it and use hot melt adhesive to secure the end of the stem.
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Crochet African Daisy

Learn how to crochet African Daisy with this beginner-friendly tutorial.
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Type: Crochet bouquet, crochet flower
difficult level: middle
Keyword: Crochet African Daisy

Equipment

  • hook 2.5 mm
  • stitch marker
  • scissors
  • Darning needle

Ingredients

  • Yarn four colors (white, yellow, sky blue, and green)
  • Flower Rod 40 cm long x 2 mm diameter
  • Iron wire 0.5/0.7 mm diameter
  • Fiberfill
  • Hot melt adhesive

Instructions

FLOWER CORE:

  • R1: Start with a magic ring and work 6 sc st into the ring. 1 ss,1 ch
    R2: In this round, (make 2 sc in each st) * 6 times. Resulting in a total of 12 stitches. 1 ss,1 ch
    R3: This round is worked in the back loop only. BLO(make 1 sc in the first stitch, then make 2 sc in each st) * 6 times. Resulting in a total of 18 stitches. 1 ss, 1 ch
    R4: Similar to the previous round, this round is worked in the back loop only. BLO( make 1 sc, then make 2 sc st in the next stitch, followed by 1 sc in the next stitch) * 6 times. Resulting in a total of 24 stitches. 1 ss, 1 ch, cut and leave a tail

FLOWER STAMENS

  • R1: Change the yarn color and work in the front loop only. FLO( make 1 ss, then make 2 ch st) * 12 times. Resulting in a total of 24 stitches. 1 ss
    R2: In this step, still working in the front loop only. FLO(make 1 ss, then make 2 ch st) * 18 times. Resulting in a total of 36 stitches. 1 ss
    R3: Continuing to work in the front loop only, FLO(make 1 ss, then make 2 ch st) * 24 times. Resulting in a total of 48 stitches. 1 ss, 1 ch, cut and leave a tail

FLOWER PETALS

  • R1: Start with a magic ring and work 6 sc st into the ring. 1 ss,1 ch
    R2: In this round, (make 2 sc in each st) * 6 times. Resulting in a total of 12 stitches.1 ss,1 ch.
    R3: (make 1 sc, then make 2 sc in the next stitch) * 6 times. Resulting in a total of 18 stitches. 1 ss, 1 ch
    R4: (make 1 sc, then make 2 sc in the next stitch, followed by 1 sc in the next stitch) * 6 times. Resulting in a total of 24 stitches.
    R5: Work 24 sc in each stitch maintaining the same stitch count.

THE FIRST LAYER OF THE PETALS(make 12)

  • Step 1: Work in the front loop only, FLO(near the body side) make 13 ch, then insert the hook into the 3rd ch from the hook, then make 11 sc followed by 2 ss in the next 2 stitches, from the ss st of the hook then make 13 ch st. Repeat this step until the end of the row.
    Step 2: Attach wire to the petals. Make 2 sc, then make 2 hdc, followed by 6 dc st, then make 1 hdc, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), 1 hdc, dc 6, hdc 2, sc 2. Hide the tail with a darning needle and twist the wire tightly and hide.

THE SECOND LAYER OF THE PETALS(make12)

  • Step 1: Work in the back loop only, starting on the side away from your body. BLO(On the side away from your body) make 15 ch, then insert the hook into the 3rd ch from the hook, then make 13 sc followed by 2 ss in the next 2 stitches, from the ss st of the hook then make 15 ch st. Repeat this step until the end of the row.
    Step 2: Attach wire to the petals. Make 2 sc, then make 2 hdc, followed by 8 dc st, then make 1 hdc,(1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc,),1 hdc, dc 8, hdc 2, sc 2. Hide the tail with a darning needle, and twist the wire tightly and hide.

FLOWER HOLDER

  • R1: Start with a magic ring and work 6 sc st into the ring. 1 ss, 1 ch
    R2-R3: Work 6 sc st around, maintaining the same stitch count. 1 ss, 1 ch
    R4: (Make 2 sc in each st) * 6 times, 1 ss, 1 ch , resulting in a total of 12 stitches.
    R5: (Make 1 sc in the first stitch, then make 2 sc in the next st) * 6 times, 1 ss, 1 ch ,resulting in a total of 18 stitches.
    R6: (Make 1 sc in the first stitch, then make 2 sc in the next st, followed by 1 sc in the next st) * 6 times, 1 ss, 1 ch, resulting in a total of 24 stitches.
    R7: (Make 3 sc, then make 2 sc in the next st) * 6 times, 1 ss, 1 ch , resulting in a total of 30 stitches.
    R8: Work 30 sc st around, 1 ss, maintaining the same stitch count.
    R9: sk a stitch, then in the same st (make dc, 2ch picot stitch, and another dc), make a ss, then repeat 10 times. Cut and leave a tail.

LEAF

  • R1: Let’s start with the foundation chain: 31 ch
    R2: From the 2nd sts of the hook, make 29 sc, then 2 sc in the last st. On the other side of the foundation chain, make 29 sc st, followed by 1 ss, 1 ch
    R3: Attach wire to the leaf. Make 6 sc st, then make 4 hdc, 3 dc, 4 tr, 3 dc, 4 hdc, 6 sc, and make 1 ch. On the other side of the leaf, make 6 sc st, then make 4 hdc, 3 dc, 4 tr, 3 dc, 4 hdc, 6 sc, and make 1 ss, 1 ch
    R4: Make 4 sc, 1 hdc, then in the same stitch make 1 hdc, 1 dc, and 3ch picot.
    in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 hdc), then make 1 sc and make 1 hdc.
    in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 tr, and a 3ch picot).
    in the same st (make 1 tr, 1dc), hdc, sc, hdc.
    in the same st (make 1dc, and 1 tr).
    in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 tr, 3ch picot, 1 dc, 1 tr).
    in the same st (make 1 tr, 1 dc), 1 hdc, 2 sc.
    in the same st (make 1 hdc, 1 dc, 3ch picot).
    in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 hdc), 1 hdc, 7sc
  • Leaf tip: 2ch, from 2nd sts of hook 1 sc
  • On the other side: Make 7 sc, 1 hdc, in the same st (1 hdc, 1 dc, 3ch picot)
    in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 hdc), then make 2 sc, and 1 hdc.
    in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 tr)
    in the same st (make 1 tr, 1 dc, 3 ch picot, 1 tr, 1 dc )
    in the same st (make 1 tr, 1 dc),then make 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc.
    in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 tr, 3ch picot)
    in the same st (make 1 tr, 1 dc), then make 1 hdc and 1 sc.
    in the same st (make 1 hdc, 1 dc, 3 ch picot)
    in the same st (make 1 dc, 1 hdc), then 1 hdc, 4 sc. Then ss. Cut and leave a tail. Then wrap the existing wire with the tail and secure it with hot melt adhesive

ASSEMBLE

  • Step 1: Attached the flower core to the flower petals using the hot melt adhesive
  • Step 2: Bend one end of the stem and insert it into the middle of the flower holder.
  • Step 3: Use the yarn of the flower holder to sew it at the back of petals, add fiberfill before the sewing end, and then sew the rest.
  • Step 4: Wrap the stem with yarn; then, while wrapping, attach the leaf and sew it together until you reach the end.
  • Step 5: Cut it and use hot melt adhesive to secure the end of the stem.

Video

Notes

  • Our pattern uses US crochet terms.
  • The African Daisy is worked from the center outwards.
  • Join each round with a slip stitch to the first stitch of the round unless otherwise specified.
  • Use stitch markers to mark the beginning of each round.
  • Additional notes were written in Italics.
  • Video subtitles need to be turned on by yourself in the settings

Flower Holder, Leaf, and Assemble Video Tutorial ②

Afterthoughts and Wrap Up

Crocheted gerberas are a versatile craft that imitates the vibrant color variations of their living counterparts. From the color variations of soft pastels to bold and vivid hues, allowing for endless creativity and customization. So grab your crochet hook, explore the vibrant color variations, and bring these African Daisies to life with your creative touch.

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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    São lindas as flores!!! Ainda não comecei a usar os padrões, eu achei ontem no Pinterest, mas já amei a dedicação de vocês e as explicações todas. Obrigada!

    Ahhh gostaria de saber sobre os papéis embalar os buquês e como fazer, pode dar dica?

  2. I don’t understand how to make the stamens. What does “make 2 ch st” mean? It sounds like I should be chaining 2, but would I then have to skip any stitches to keep the original 24 count?

  3. I figured it out! For anyone wondering, you have to start on the showing front loops of the core, and the slip stitch between the chains is not counted as a stitch

  4. Hi! I was wondering if this could be made in a smaller scale? I’d like to make it as a bookmark. TIA!