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How To Crochet The Primrose Stitch (US Terms)

Learn how to crochet the Primrose Stitch with this easy to follow tutorial! The stitch is a perfect advanced beginner and using alternating rows to create a lovely textured fabric. It's a perfect stitch for bags and scarves.

This pattern is written in US terminology


CH - Chain

SK - Skip next stitch

SC - Single Crochet

HDC - Half Double Crochet

DC - Double Crochet


Chain in multiples of 3 + 1


Row 1: SK first CH, in second chain from hook SC, CH 2, SC in the same stitch, *SK next 2 stitches, SC, CH, SC in the next stitch** repeat from * to ** until you have 1 CH left. In the last stitch place a HDC. CH 2 and turn.

Row 2: SK SC and work into the CH 2 space from the previous row. Place 3 DC into the CH 2 loop. *SK 2 SC and work into the next CH 2 loop and place 3 DC** repeat from *to** until you get to the end. Place a DC into the turning chain. CH 2 and turn.

Row 3: SK DC and work into the centre DC in the cluster of 3 DC from the previous row. Place a SC, CH 2, SC into this DC, *SK to the next centre DD in the next cluster of three and place a SC, CH 2, SC in this stitch** repeat from *to** until you reach the end. Place a HDC into your turning CH. CH 2 and turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you reach your desired length.


Happy Hooking!

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