Primrose Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern

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I love how this Primrose Stitch Crochet Dishcloth turned out. I think the Primrose stitch is very pretty and is why I decided to incorporate into one of my crochet dishcloth patterns.

Free Primrose Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern! Love how this dishcloth looks!

The Primrose Stitch looks like it would be a difficult stitch to make but it really isn’t. I was quite surprised at how quickly I got this dishcloth made.

You do have to pay attention so you know where your next stitches go. Usually, by the time you are to the end of the row, you will know if you have missed something.

Free Primrose Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern. Love how this dishcloth looks!
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Primrose Stitch Crochet Dishcloth Pattern


Important: The key to this pattern is your starting chain has to be a multiple of 3 plus 2. Keep this in mind if you alter the pattern size.



Foundation Row: Chain 35. Single Crochet, Chain 2, Single Crochet into the third chain from the hook. *Skip the next 2 chains. Single Crochet, Chain 2, Single Crochet into the next chain.* Repeat from * to *. End with a Half-Double Crochet Stitch in the last chain. Turn your work.

Row 1: Chain 3. *Double Crochet 3 Stitches in next chain 2 space.* Repeat from * to * across the row. End with a Double Crochet in the top of turning chain. Turn your work.

Row 2: Chain 2. * Single Crochet, Chain 2, Single Crochet in second Double Crochet of next shell.* Repeat from * to * across the row. End with a Half-Double Crochet in the top of turning chain. Turn your work.

Row: 3 – 18: Repeat row 1 and 2 until you end with row 18.

Edging: Chain 1. Single Crochet around the dishcloth. Cut your Yarn and weave in your end.

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  1. Ducks n a Row says:

    So pretty! You know, Devon, I used to be able to look at a crochet pattern and know exactly what those stitches look like. It has been so long since I’ve crocheted that I’d need to find a beginners tutorial. I’m starting to get the itch. I used to LOVE to crochet :) Pinned this to my “Crochet” board.
    Sinea ♥

  2. Kimberlee says:

    Cute dishcloth pattern – thanks for sharing. Pinned

  3. Great instructions ! I can’t wait to make some dishcloths using this pattern. Thanks so much for sharing it !

  4. Hi! These look adorable, and I can’t wait to try it! But how big are they supposed to be when finished? Most I see are 7″ square (which IMO is quite small for a dishcloth), so I would need to know how big this pattern makes one before I know how to adjust. Thanks!

    1. Eeek! I forgot to measure! I have used it many times since and it has been washed and dried many times too. Right now, mine is about 8 – 9 inches. I judged the size by my hand when making it. You can always add more rows or adjust as needed.

      1. Thanks, that helps! It means I was doing it right. I did hook a few rows just to test, and (without eddging) it was about 8.5″ wide; so with edging, it is probably closer to 9″ wide when finished. If you eyeballed a square, for figuring # of rows, it’s probably a 9″ square.

      2. I did retry sizing down the dishcloth. I had already taken apart what I did. So I wasn’t sure what I missed, but I was able to use a calculator to see how it should work out, and the second time it worked out right with the multiple of 3 + 2 formula. Yay! Progress, finally! :)

        1. Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner….Feeling a bit under the weather this weekend. I am glad you were able to work it out!

  5. One more question I have. When you finish that foundation row (and all future repeats of that row) you say to repeat the *sc, ch2, sc* to the end, but finish with a hdc. Is there supposed to be 1 skipped ch between the last sc and the hdc? I recounted my chains and stitches to be sure that I didn’t misfollow, and that is what I ended up with. When I removed 3 chains (still a multiple of 3, plus 2) to shrink the dishcloth size (I want to do a different edging), I did not have the skipped chain at the end (again recounted and double-checked stitches). I am not sure if the multiple formula is off a bit, if you simply communicate your patterns differently than I am used to, or if I missed something somewhere. Any insight? Thanks again!

  6. Just found your page – My daughter’s name is Devon also and she has 2 boys. With another on the way!
    Glad I found you – I’m expanding my crochet skills and your site is great!

    1. Very Cool! Congrats to your daughter! Glad you stopped by!

  7. Sandra Robichaux says:

    I don’t understand the instructions that read *to* when I don’t se the word to in these patterns. I don’t know where to go. Please let me know.

    1. The “* to *” is referencing the directions between the “*” and “*” in the previous sentence.

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