Gerbera is an ornamental plant related to sunflowers native to South America, Africa and Asia. It is the 5th most used cut flower in the world.
The plant supports a large flower head which is quite complex even though it looks like a single flower. It is actually composed out of numerous individual florets ray florets and disc florets. The ray florets are arranged on the circumference of the flower head and look like petals, while the disk florets make up the crowded centre. The florets are hosted by a receptacle.
How to Crochet a Gerbera flower?
Orange Gerbera Daisy Crochet Flower Pattern
- Crochet cotton Size 5 colour A = orange-multi
- Embroidery cotton colour B = green.
- 1.75 mm steel hook.
Details of components
- daisy type of flower head with orange ray florets and green disc florets in the centre
- green receptacle a the calyx.
Crochet Flower Pattern
Crochet Disc Florets (Flower Head centre)
Start: using colour B and 1.75mm hook, make 2ch, skip 1st ch and make 5sc in next, join with sl st, 1ch and continue working in round
R1: make 2sc in each sc = 10sts, join with sl st, 1ch
R2: (make 2sc in next sc, 1sc in next sc) x 5 = 15sts, join with sl st. Fasten off.
Crochet Ray Florets
We’re going to make a continuous strip of 3 different types of ray florets using colour A and hook 1.75mm, then assemble them around the disc florets centre.
Ray Floret style 1: make 4ch, skip 1st ch, 3sl st. Make 30.
Ray Florets style 2: make 6ch, skip 1st ch, 1sl st, 4sc. Make 12.
Ray Florets style 3: make 10ch, skip 1st ch, 1sl st, 1sc, 7hdc. Make 12.
Ray Florets style 4: make 13ch, skip 1st ch, 1sl st, 1sc, 10hdc. Make 12.
Ray Florets style 5: make 16ch, skip 1st ch, 1sl st, 1sc, 1hdc, 12dc. Make 10. Fasten off.
Thread a needle with colour A, turn the disc to WS and the ray florets to WS and start rolling and sewing the rays to the disc, increasing the diameter of the circle with each additional row of florets. Give the outer florets a light steam.
Crochet Orange Gerbera
This is it! The crochet flower pattern is ready!
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