This is another very pretty stitch with a lovely texture. It’s a 2-row repeat stitch pattern, that you’ll be able to get the hang of very quickly. The first row creates the bottom part of the shell and the second row creates the fan part of the shell. The only stitches you’ll need to use for this pattern is the single crochet, double crochet, and a half double crochet.
By the time you’ve gotten to the 4th row, you’ll be able to do this stitch pattern in your sleep. It’s the perfect stitch when you’re looking to relax and catch up on your favorite shows.
The fantastic worsted weight yarn used in this tutorial is Sugar Bush Bold yarn 100% Merino superwash wool – get it here!
PRIMROSE STITCH PATTERN
In U.S. terminology
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
Start by chaining multiples of 3 + 2 to the desired length.
Row 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, [sc, ch2, sc] into the chain, *skip the next 2 chains and in the 3rd chain [sc, ch2, sc]*, repeat * to * until the end of the row. You’ll end up with 2 chains left and in the last chain, end with a hdc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, 3dc into the 2 chain space from the row below, *skip until the next 2 chain space and add 3dc into the 2 chain space*, repeat * to * until the end of the row ending with a dc in the top of the ch 3 turning chain from the end of the previous row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, [sc, ch2, sc] into the 3rd stitch (the center double crochet in the shell from the previous row), *skip the next 2 stitches and in the 3rd stitch (the center double crochet) [sc, ch2, sc]*, repeat * to * until the end of the row, ending with a hdc in the last stitch. Turn.
Repeat row 2-3 until you’ve reached your desired length.
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