, pub-3768958470406708, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

Crochet Primrose Stitch

The crochet primrose stitch is such a pretty stitch when completed and really simple to work.  The end result will be a wonderful texture with a little bit of a flowery side.  It would be beautiful in any project you make. 

This is not a tight worked stitch.  So there is a fair amount of stretch to it when you’re finished.

It really is quite simple.  The stitches it uses are single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet.  Nothing too hard, right. 

Let’s try a swatch.

The Crochet Primrose Stitch

The primrose stitch is worked in multiples of 3 + 2. 

Just as a reminder, this means that you can work this in any number of stitches as long as you can divide 3 into that number evenly.  Then you add 2 chains for turning.  So, multiples of                     3 + 2.

In my sampler I chained 20 to start with. That’s 18 for the stitch and 2 more for the turning.

Chain 20

Row 1

Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in the 3rd chain from the hook.

*skip next 2 chains,

Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in the next the chain.*

Repeat from * to * across,

Ending with 1 hdc in the last chain.


Row 2

Ch 3

*3 dc in the next ch-2 space (This makes a shell.)*

Repeat from * to * across.

Ending with 1 dc in the top of the turning chain.


Row 3

Ch 2.

(This counts as the first dc.)

*(sc, ch 2, sc) in the 2nd dc of the shell.*

Repeat from * to * across.

Ending with 1 hdc in the top of the turning chain.


Repeat rows 2 & 3, 4 more times for a total of 11 rows. That’s 10 rows of the worked stitch (rows 2 & 3) and the one prep row that we started with makes 11.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

When you're using this stitch in your projects, row 1 is basically a preparatory row to get you started and then rows 2 and 3 are repeated until you reach your desired length.

There you have it!  You've learned a new stitch.

I’d love to see your projects that you make with the primrose stitch. Use the link below and tell me all about it.


Show Me What You're Working On!

Do you have a project that you're working on or have you tried a new stitch? I'd love it hear all about it. Please take a minute to share it with me. I'll add it right here to this page and you'll have your own spot on

Back to Top

›Crochet Primrose Stitch