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Crochet Flower Pattern: Crochet Gerbera Daisy Wreath

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Hello Stitch and Unwind readers! I’m Bethany and I blog at Whistle and Ivy [3]. I hope you are enjoying beautiful weather wherever you are! Springtime has been lovely here in Northern Utah (USA), and all my spring bulbs have been coming alive and blooming  in beautiful colors. Sadly, spring bulbs don’t last long. I wanted to crochet something bright and pretty that would last a bit longer than my tulips and daffodils. This Crochet Gerbera Daisy Wreath is a lovely pop of summer color, and I thoroughly enjoyed picking out the color palette.

This wreath is comprised of several colored flowers, you are more than welcome to arranged them in a way that is perfect for you! For my wreath I made 11 daisies.

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Crochet Gerbera Daisy

What you need: 
Medium Weight Yarn in a Gerbera Daisy color palette
Size G hook (4.25 mm)
Darning Needle

Abbreviations: (American Terms)
Ch – Chain
St – Stitch
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip Stitch

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Start with a magic ring. (Worked in continuous rounds)
1. Sc 8 into ring. (8 sts)
2. Sc 2 in frist 7 sts. Sc in the last st. (15 sts).
Sl st into next st and tie off.

Join 2nd color.
3. Sc in each st around (15 sts)

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TURN. Work so the wrong side of the circle is facing you.
4. Ch 7. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next ch. Hdc in next ch. Dc 3.

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Sk the next st. Sc in next st.

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Repeat the petal sequence until you have 8 total petals.
Sl st into the bottom st of the first petal.

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The second round of petals is worked behind the first, going through the skipped stitches from round 4. To make the petals off-center, sl st one into the next sk st from round 4.
5. Ch 6. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in next st. Dc 3. Sc in next sk st from round 4.

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Repeat the petal sequence until you have 8 total petals. Sl st into the first st. Turn over. The flower will sit with the right side of the middle facing toward you, so the petals curve backwards.

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Here is the pattern again if you aren’t interested in seeing the photos in between the steps:

Start with a magic ring. (Worked in continuous rounds)
1. Sc 8 into ring. (8 sts)
2. Sc 2 in frist 7 sts. Sc in the last st. (15 sts).
Sl st into next st and tie off.
Join 2nd color.
3. Sc in each st around (15 sts)
TURN. Work so the wrong side of the circle is facing you.
4. *Ch 7. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next ch. Hdc in next ch. Dc 3. Sk 1 st, sc in next st on ring* work 8 times. Sl st into the bottom st of the first petal.

The second round of petals is worked behind the first, going through the skipped stitches from round 4.
To make the petals off-center, sl st one time into the next sk st from round 4.
5. *Ch 6. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc in next st. Dc 3. Sc in next sk st from round 4.* work 8 times. Sc in first st.
Tie off.

Once you have weaved your ends in, I highly recommend blocking your flowers. The petals tend to curve back dramatically, and blocking will help them keep a flatter shape. There are a few method to do this, but I will explain the way I did it.

You need a piece of wax paper, a spray bottle and a heavy book.
Begin by spraying the flowers until they are damp. Be sure to spray the front and back.
Then, lay the flowers on a piece of wax paper. Make sure you pull out the petals and position them so they form correctly during the blocking process.

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Fold your wax paper over (or place a separate piece on top if your bottom one isn’t large enough), lay a towel on top of the flowers and wax paper,  and lay the heavy book on top. Let it dry overnight, and your petals will lay so much nicer when you are done. Below is a blocked and unblocked flower. You definitely want to take the time to block your flowers!

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Once you have finished your flowers, you can glue them to a wreath. I like the rustic look of a grapevine wreath (it matches my rustic 50’s home!), but you can use any wreath you like. Arrange your flowers first. Once your flowers are placed the way you would like, glue them in place with hot glue.

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You can stop there, you wrap the remaining wreath part with ribbon or burlap. Secure the ribbon with hot glue on both ends.

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I love my new wreath! I enjoyed crocheting with these bright colors, and seeing it each time I come home is very cheery.
I hope you give it a try.

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