May Crochet Along: Primrose Layers!

Primrose Layers from Crochet Bouquet

“Primrose Layers” (pp. 90-91 of Crochet Bouquet) is our May 2009 Crochet Along flower. It’s a lovely Mother’s Day flower, too, if you are crocheting for your mother who lives in the USA.

a single Primrose Layer from Crochet Bouquet a single Primrose Layer from Crochet Bouquet

In England, Mothering Sunday is in March. When we lived in England, my little family celebrated in March with the rest of the country. Then my husband and I hoped we would remember to phone our own mothers in the US in May.

When do other countries celebrate their mothers?

In Crochet Bouquet, ‘Primrose Layers’ is shown with all three layers sewn together. You can also use the layers separately.

use Primrose layers together or apart

Here are step-by-step photos showing how to crochet the Primrose petals.

Once you have made the central ring of the flower, chain the number of stitches indicated in the pattern for the size of primrose you want. Crochet back along the chain, toward the center ring.

Primrose petal, step 1

Turn and work almost to the end of the row you just finished. You’ll be crocheting away from the center on this row. The turning chain is longer than usual.

Primrose petal, step 2

Crochet into the chain itself as instructed in the pattern, and then you’ll be back to crocheting on top of the sts of the previous row.

Primrose petal, step 3

Attach the petal to the center ring, and you’re ready to chain for the next petal.

Primrose petal, step 4

The beautiful 100% wool, hand-painted yarn in the yellow-orange and red sample is from Fiber Fanatic in Denton, Texas (e-mail: The yellow cotton is Cascade Yarns’s Pima Tencel, which is lovely to work with. The single Primrose Layers in pink and ecru are made from Merino Tape by Colinette.

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