Miss Prim’s Roses

Miss Prim's Roses is a fun pattern that will test your pattern reading skills and your crochet skills. I use the slip stitch space in this pattern to control the alignment of increases that shape the yoke into a Ragland style top that is light and airy, perfect for wearing over a tank for extra color pop.This is not a beginner pattern, you will need to know what the slip stitch space looks like and be able to count skipped stitches. Miss Prim's Roses uses the primrose stitch worked top down. Sizing for this project is based on CYC standards, please be sure of your measurements before decided on a size to follow.

Pattern Walk Through

Table of Contents

What makes this pattern unique?

The most unique thing about this pattern is how you will use the slip stitch space as your beginning for base rounds. Using this technique will stack the increases building the Ragland shape. I also love the stitch used in this pattern. The primrose stitch is a lot of fun to crochet, it uses two rounds to build the stitch so boredom isn’t a factor here. This pattern does require attention to detail though, so make sure you aren’t going to get distracted while working on your project.

What you will need

  • Yarn : approximately 1392 ( 1650 , 1850 , 2225 ) ( 2314 , 2484 ) yards grams of dk weight yarn. I used dk weight, 100% superwash merino wool, 231 yds/100g
  • Hook(s): 3.5 mm, and 4 mm or hook to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers (optional)

Let’s Talk Fiber

For this project you will want a thinner yarn. DK, double knit, is lightweight so you will want to practice with the yarn you want to use to see if you can mee gauge. Some things to consider while choosing a yarn for Miss Prim’s Roses…

  • Is the weight the same?
  • Are the fibers similar, such as Acrylic, wool, alpaca, nylon, etc.?
  • Is the gauge similar or close enough to make it work?
  • Are the recommended hook sizes the same?
  • Another piece of information you can look for is the number of wpi (wraps per inch). This information is not always available so me be more difficult to compare.
  • Wraps per inch, or WPI, will tell you how your yarn will behave on your hook. When using this number or testing it yourself compare how many times you can wrap the yarn around a ruler in a given measurement. So if you have 5 inches of the yarn want to use, how many times can you wrap the yarn around a ruler that is 1 inch wide, and how does that compare to the suggested yarn? Then compare it to the suggested yarn. Whatever you choose just be sure you are using the same tools in each test to get a correct comparison.

Do you know these stitches and abbreviations?

Other things you should know before starting

The first 4-6 rounds of this project are critical to the outcome of this pattern. Work a few rounds and make sure your increases are stacking correctly. If they are not, it could be that you are not working into the slip stitch space. Please see my post about what it means to work into the slip stitch space for a detailed look into what this technique looks like and how to prevent having to frog your hard work, 🐸 rippit.

Gauge and Measurements

Sizes- x-sm ( sm , med , lg ) ( xl , 2xl )

  • Chest size- 29” ( 33 , 37 , 44.5 ) ( 46 , 50 )
  • Length- at least 24” ( 25 , 25 , 25 ) ( 26 , 27 )

20 dc’s X 11 rows (base row + cluster row = 1 gauge row) = 4X4in, 10X10cm

  1. to work up a gauge swatch, using a 4mm hook fsc 80, (or ch81 sc in 2nd
    ch from hook), ch1 turn.
  2. *sk2, (sc, ch2c, sc)*, repeat across, ch3 turn.
  3. Cluster in each ch-2 sp across.
  4. Repeat rows b and c 12 times.


I have to admit, writing this pattern was difficult. It took a lot of frogging before it was ready to be published. As a grow as a crochet designer I will probably come back to this pattern to update things. In the meantime I hope you enjoy working with the primrose stitch and can use it to make other amazing crochet projects.

Please feel free to leave a comment about the pattern or to ask any questions you have.