Crochet Primrose Stitch Free Tutorial

Last Updated on April 28, 2022

The crochet Primrose stitch has a wonderful texture, and it’s one of the prettiest crochet stitches!

The shape of this stitch creates little clusters that resemble roses or flowers. 

Scroll down to learn how to crochet the Primrose stitch!

how to crochet the primrose stitch

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How to Crochet The Primrose Stitch?

This crochet stitch is actually easier than it looks. This is a two rows repeat stitch pattern, and it uses only single crochet, chains, and double crochet. So it’s also a great stitch for an advanced beginner.

To create the little “roses” you work 3 double crochet stitches into the same stitch.

And the interesting fact is, that the right side of the flowers is the wrong side of the double crochet stitches! But you can use any side you want, of course, both the wrong and the right sides are beautiful.

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What Can You Make With The Crochet Primrose Stitch?

So in which projects can you use the beautiful crochet Primrose stitch you’re asking?

This stitch is not lacey and doesn’t have big holes, so it is perfect for most projects. You can make beautiful and soft blankets and scarves with this stitch, or a lovely envelope purse.

I really like this stitch, I have used it in these coasters and in the Rambling Roses Blanket Square.

I have also used the crochet Primrose stitch in my Rambling Roses Infinity Scarf.

The Rambling Roses Infinity Scarf is worked in the round using the Primrose stitch and hdc stitches, to create a more interesting and unique look.

This stitch combination makes a soft cozy scarf, you can use wool for the colder winter days, or cotton yarn for the cool autumn.

You can find the ad-free PDF pattern of the Rambling Roses Infinity Scarf with the full photo-tutorial in one of my shops below: 

What Type of Yarn Should You Use For The Crochet Primrose Stitch?

The best yarn for this crochet stitch would be a natural fiber such as cotton, or bamboo, which will have good stitch definition. But also a blend with acrylic or wool, can be a good fit.

Also, the yarn weight has an important role here, I would use Sport, DK, or Worsted weight yarns for the best stitch definition in this pattern.

You can find wonderful yarn options HERE.

How to Crochet The Primrose Stitch

Skill level – easy

Materials I used for this tutorial

3 mm / D Crochet hook (I love the Furls and Clover Hooks) 
– For this tutorial, I used 100% cotton Sport weight yarn, you can find great yarn options HERE

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Abbreviations (US)
ch – chain
RS – right side

WS – wrong side
ch – chain
st – stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet

– The right side of the square is the wrong side of the 3dc rows (the last row of the pattern is the right side).

– The pattern is a multiple of 6, you can change the width of the square as you’d like.

Crochet primrose stitch

Primrose Crochet Stitch Tutorial

chain a multiple of 6.

Row 1 (WS): 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch across, turn. (23 sc)

Row 2 (RS): ch2, * skip 2 sts, [1sc, ch2, 1sc] in next sts; Repeat from * to last 2 sts, 1hdc in last st, turn.
** When you repeat this row, [1sc, ch2, 1sc] is worked into the 2nd dc of the flower.

Row 3 (WS): ch3, * 3dc in ch-2; Repeat from * across, 1dc in beginning ch-2, turn.
Left photo – right side of the stitch , Right photo – wrong side of the stitch.

Repeat rows 2-3.

primrose crochet stitch

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