The crochet primrose stitch is a relatively easy stitch to learn and perfect for beginners! It creates an interesting shell look and makes any project a little more appealing to the eye. It looks great in most any crochet project and looks even more amazing when used to make a blanket. Have fun! 🙂
I decided to do my tutorial with worsted weight yarn from Hobby Lobby and a size J crochet hook, but you can easily use any yarn weight and the corresponding hook size for the same results. I would recommend Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or Red Heart Super Savers as good substitutes. Either one is a great alternative to mimic the results of this stitch as shown.
Enough chatting… Are you ready to learn this fun stitch? Scroll on down to find the full, FREE tutorial with pictures!
PRIMROSE STITCH CROCHET PATTERN
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- A crochet hook corresponding to the size yarn you are using
- Yarn needle
- Any type of yarn (I used a worsted weight 4 yarn for this example)
Foundation Row: Ch a multiple of 3 plus 2 then 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in 3rd chain from hook, * skip next 2 chs, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with 1 hdc in last ch, turn.
Row 1: ch 3, * 3 dc in next ch 2 space (shell), repeat from * across, ending with 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 2: ch 2, * 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd dc of next shell, repeat from * across, ending with 1 hdc in top of turning chain, turn.
Finishing: Repeat rows 1 & 2 to achieve the primrose pattern.
I have had many emails and questions on what size starting chains should be used to make blankets. Here is a guide on just that from my crochet / knit friend Mama in a Stitch. Find it “here“. That is all there is to it and just look how great it turned out! Now you are ready to crochet up a great blanket with this fun stitch in no time at all!
I hope you enjoyed this crochet tutorial! If you do make any crochet projects with this stitch please post on Instagram with the hash tag #rescuedpawdesigns so I can see your creations! Want more tutorials just like this? Check out our Spike Stitch tutorial and Sand Stitch tutorial so you can add to your crochet stitch library!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I am more than happy to assist in any way possible.