CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #99 African Daisy) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project

African Daisy flower crochet pattern

African Daisy (Osteospermum sp. 'Pink Whirls') is a flowering plant native to Africa. It belongs to the sunflower family and its scientific name means bony seeds … osteo = bone in Greek and spermum = seed in Latin.

The rich-purple daisy plants flower abundantly over the dense, evergreen foliage. The flower has a blue central disc and delicate spoon-shaped purple petals which curl at night or in cool weather.

How to Crochet an African Daisy flower?


African Daisy crochet flower pattern

African Daisy (Osteospermum sp. 'Pink Whirls')

 African Daisy crochet pattern

Crochet Yarn

  • Embroidery cotton 6 strands colour A = pink, colour B = lilac, colour C = blue, colour D = yellow.

Crochet Hook

  • 1mm steel hook, 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • flower head with purple curled petals sorrounding a blue disc.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet central disc

We’re going to make a disc in colour C and stuff it with Polyfill.African Daisy crochet centre

Start: using C and 1mm hook, make 3ch, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R1: 6sc in the ring, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R2: make 2sc in each sc = 12sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R3: make (2sc in next sc and 1sc in next sc) x 6 = 18sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R4: (2sts-sc dec) x 9 = 9sc, join in ring with sl st, 1ch (stuff in Poly-fill)

R6: (2sts-sc dec) x 4, 1sc = 5sts, join in ring with sl st, 1ch

R7: (2sts-sc dec) x 2, 1sl st, fasten off C.

Crochet Petal (9pcs.)African Daisy crochet petal

Start: using A and 1.75mm hook, make 4ch, skip 1st ch and make

R1: 3sc, 1ch, turn

R2: 3sc, 1ch, turn

R3: (2sc), 1sc, (2sc), 1ch

R4: 5sc, 1ch, turn

R5: close the surface with a sl st in the last sc from previous row, change to colour B, and looking at work from above, work in round: 5sc, join with sl st, 1ch

R6: 5sc, join with sl st, 1chAfrican Daisy crochet petals

R7: 5sc, join with sl st, 1ch

R8: same, change to colour A, fasten off B,

R9: 5sc, 1ch, turn

R10: 5sc, 1ch, turn

R11: same

R12: (2sts-sc dec), 1picot, 1dc, (2sts-sc dec), fasten off A.

Make 9-10 petals.


Thread a needle with colour C and make French knots on the edge of the central disc.

Attach the petals just below the French knots.

African Daisy attach petals African Daisy french knots


This is it!  The crochet flower pattern is ready!

African Daisy crochet pattern African Daisy crochet flower pattern

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