The crochet primrose stitch is a relatively easy stitch to learn and perfect for beginners. This stitch is used to create a beautiful texture in any crochet project!
It adds a beautiful shell look when you work it up and makes any project a little more appealing to the eye.
The primrose stitch looks great in almost any crochet project, but we especially love it in blankets.
The Yarn That’s Perfect for a Primrose Stitch
I crocheted this tutorial with worsted weight yarn (#4 weight yarn) from Hobby Lobby and a size J crochet hook (6 mm), but you can use any yarn weight and the corresponding hook size to match that yarn weight to get the same results.
This stitch does not require the use of a particular weight of yarn – any weight will do!
However, if you are a beginner, I would recommend Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or Red Heart Super Saver, both of which are four weight yarns. Either yarn is a great alternative to mimic the results of this stitch, inexpensive and easy to find in most craft stores.
Components of The Primrose Stitch
The primrose stitch – a modification on the shell stitch – is perfect for beginner crocheters who want to get learn an intermediate-level stitch. It adds a beautiful texture to any crochet project.
To be able to create this stitch pattern you will need to know three basic crochet stitches which are the single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), and double crochet (dc).
Here are tutorials for each stitch in case you’d like a refresher on them:
Anyway, enough chatting… are you ready to learn this fun stitch? Here is the full and free crochet primrose stitch tutorial… with pictures!
Primrose Stitch Crochet Tutorial
Skill Level: Intermediate
- A crochet hook corresponding to the size yarn you are using – (I used a 6 mm J hook in this tutorial)
- Yarn needle
- Any brand or weight of yarn (this example shows a four weight yarn)
Crochet Stitch Abbreviations
- To change sizes, chain a multiple of three, then add two more chains to whatever starting chain size you have crocheted.
- The stitch tutorial is written in standard US terms
The Pattern Steps
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.
Share Your Finished Crochet Projects
I hope you enjoyed this crochet tutorial! If you do make any crochet projects with the primrose stitch, please post them on Instagram with the hashtag #easycrochetcom, so I can see your creations!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I am more than happy to assist in any way possible.
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- How to Crochet Back Loop Single Crochet
- How to Half Double Crochet Two Stitches Together or Half Double Crochet Decrease
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