The Primrose Stitch is a pretty, textured stitch that has a simple two row repeat. This stitch is a variation of a shell stitch pattern and it looks great in a single colour. I’ve included both a photo and video tutorial for us today so let’s grab our hooks and our yarn and let’s learn how to crochet the Primrose Stitch.
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You can use any hook and yarn combination with this stitch but today I’ll be using a Furls Odyssey 5.5mm crochet hook and a Brava Worsted Weight Yarn from We Crochet. You can mix up your hook and yarn weights to change up the look of this stitch. Using a larger hook with a worsted weight yarn will create a more open look and would be great for bags and summer accessories.
Check out my How to Crochet the Primrose Stitch video tutorial here:
- CH = Chain
- CH SP(s) = Chain Space(s)
- DC = Double Crochet
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- SC = Single Crochet
- ST(s) = Stitch(es)
- Chain in multiples of 3 +2
- CH 2s count as an HDC ST.
- CH 3s count as a DC ST.
Row 1: (SC, CH 2, SC) in the 3rd CH from the hook, *skip the next 2 CHs and (SC, CH 2, SC) in the next CH* repeat instructions in ** across until 2 CHs remain. Skip one CH, HDC in the last CH. For my example here, I have started with a CH 20
Row 2: CH 3, DC 3 in each CH 2 space across, placing a DC in the top of the 2 skipped CHs from Row 1.
Row 3: CH 2 (counts as your first HDC), (SC, CH 2, SC) in the 2nd DC of each of the 3 DC shells across. Place a HDC in the top of the turning CH from the previous row.
Row 4: CH 3 (counts are your first DC), DC 3 in each of the CH 2 spaces across, placing a DC in the top of the turning CH from previous row.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you have reached your desired size.
Want to learn something else? Check out these other great free crochet tutorials:
- How to Crochet the Paired Double Crochet Stitch
- Invisible Finish Crochet Tutorial
- How to Crochet the Lemon Peel Stitch
- How to Use Poly Pellets in Amigurumi
- Find all my crochet tutorials here.