gerbera crochet flowers easy free pattern

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I am sharing a free pattern today for some sweet Gerbera Crochet Flowers. They are so easy to make and I love the way the petals curl inwards creating a realistic flower!

These crochet applique flowers can be used to make pretty hair clips, and the pattern is beginner friendly! Once you have made one flower, you will soon be creating dozens in your favourite colours. Perfect for Wedding Favors, party packs, decorating wrapped gifts, or adding to your crochet blankets. Read on for the pattern and have fun making your own flowers!

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Pattern uses US crochet terms, and you can find UK terms in Abbreviations.


  • I used scraps of 4 ply/fingering weight cotton yarn for my flowers, but you can use any yarn weight you wish – just use a matching hook.
  • The yarn I used is Scheepjes Catona yarn to make these flowers.
  • My favourite yarn for making flowers is Scheepjes Cotton 8 yarn which has ALL the colours! With excellent stitch definition, this is perfect for smaller projects like these crochet flowers.
  • 3mm Crochet Hook

Crochet Hair Pins

  • Bobby Pins/Hair Grips and some felt
  • Glue gun

Suggested hook sizes

  • DK weight – 3.5mm hook
  • 4 ply/fingering weight – 2.5mm or 3.00mm hook

Each flower measures approx 2.5”- 3” in diameter

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US Crochet terms

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

rep – repeat

UK Crochet terms

dc – double crochet

htr – half treble crochet

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

st – stitch

rep – repeat

Gerbera Crochet Flowers on a table

Instructions for Crochet Gerbera Flowers

You can omit round 3 to make a single flower if you wish

Using first colour, ch 4, sl st to first ch to join in to a ring.

Round 1 : Ch 1, 10 sc into ring, sl st to first sc to join. Fasten off – 10 sc

Join in next colour to any st in front loop only. You will be working down the ch 6

Round 2 : Working in front loops only, [ch 6, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of next 2 chs, 1 sc in last ch, sl st in front loop of next st] 10 times, ending with a sl st to first st to join – 10 petals

Round 3 : Working behind petals from round 2, working in back loops only, sl st to back loop of first petal, [ch 7, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of next 3 ch, 1 sc in last ch, sl st into back loop of next st] 10 times, ending with a sl st to first st – 10 petals

Fasten off and weave in threads.


If you would like to make crochet flower hair clips, just grab your glue gun now!

Take a small circle of felt, and attach to the back of flower, and glue in place. Glue a bobby pin to the felt circle and leave to dry.

You can find a pattern for some crochet leaves here and attach one to the back of your crochet flower.

You can find the free pattern for the crochet hearts here

Find more Free patterns here

If you make this pattern, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and be sure to tag me in your photos so I can see it too, @anniedesigncrochet or #anniedesigncrochet – I can’t wait to see what colours you use with this pattern!


  1. Home sick with Covid and quarantined one more week- your designs are so beautiful I think I just found my new favorite way to pass the time! Great work and excited to try!

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