By Crochet Contributors Sara & Helen. Follow them on their blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

The Primrose granny square is a beautiful, modern take on something that is very traditional and has stood the test of time. Granny squares are a favorite with many crocheters; they are quick, fairly simple so a great confidence booster or fairly mindless project, and look great either as a focal piece to a project or as the basis of a project. And you can use your scraps!

The amount of yarn in my scrap bucket! That’s one of the reasons we like the stitch of the week and creating little patterns to go with them.

Naming this square was difficult. We really wanted something that stood out but were torn because the flower center really does look like a primrose. This is most definitely our take on the Primrose granny square!

So, dig your scraps out and come and join us in making some of these little beauties!

Our squares measure approximately 5 inches square.

You will need the following materials:
Any #4 Worsted Weight Yarn (although you can use anything and the appropriate hook size for your yarn … but just remember it will affect the finished size of your piece!) Size H (5 mm) Crochet Hook Stitch Markers (optional, but highly recommended) Scissors Tapestry needle
Note: this is written in US terms and a Ch3 counts as a stitch.


dc–double crochet
sc–single crochet
ss–slip stitch
*to* – repeat the Instructions between the two *
FO – fasten off
Round 1 – Magic ring    OR   ch4 and ss to join.

Ch3, 11 dc in the ring, ss to join and then pull magic ring tightly closed.

Round 2 –Ch1, *5dc in the next st, SS to the next st* repeat around 5 more times.

Round 3 –

Ch3, *sc in 3rd dc from the previous round, ch3, ss to ss from previous round* around.

SS to join to bottom of starting ch3.

Round 4 – Ch3, *sc in first Ch3 sp, ch3, sc in next ch3 sp* repeat around, stopping in the last ch3 sp, ss to join to first sc from round 4.

Round 5 -FO and weave in ends.

Ss into first ch3 sp, ch3, 2dc in same sp, *in the next ch3 sp (3dc, ch2, 3dc), 3dc in each of the next two ch3 spaces* rep two more times.

3dc in next ch3 sp.

SS to join to top of ch3 from the beginning of the round.

FO and weave in ends.

We hope you like this little project.
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