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From our Archives: How to Crochet a Primrose Throw.

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Today we take a look at Gunnhild, our primrose crochet throw. Out of all the crochet blankets with floral motives that we have designed, this one remains our favourite! The flowers are very quick and easy to make, and once you have crocheted enough primroses and start joining them together, you will have a lot of fun seeing how the blanket grows organically. It is a great project to make if you want to get rid of lots of leftover yarn, and this is probably the easiest of all the crochet blankets that we have designed. The perfect project for new beginners and advanced crocheters alike, who are up for creating a big statement piece for their home!⁠


Fun Facts:

1. The first time this throw was published, was in our book, “Knit and Crochet Garden”, from 2012. We decided to include this blanket in the last minute. To finish it on time for the photoshoot, we had to sit next to each other for ten days and work using four hands, to finish crocheting flowers, joining them and weaving in all the loose ends. Yes, 525 flowers made into a blanket in 10 days, by both of us working simultaneously.

2. The Primrose crochet video tutorial was the very first tutorial we ever made for YouTube, so this video is our “Pilot Episode”.  We recorded it on May 31st, 2015, 6 months before we opened our Channel. The episode was finally published one year later, on May 8th, 2016.

See the tutorial below:




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From the original post:


How to Crochet a Primrose Throw

May 8th, 2016

Click on the image to get the pattern.

Hi everyone!

Spring is here, and we’ve spent some time crocheting flowers in our greenhouse. We’ve done masses of little primrose flowers and then crocheted them together for a large throw. The only “rule” was that the same two colours never meet. The key to the success – colour wise – is to keep the colours as random as possible.

See the tutorial here:

You can purchase the enhanced pattern which now also contains super easy-to-use charts as well as the written directions by clicking here.



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PS: Our patterns were free from December 6th, 2015 until December 31st, 2018. Due to the enormous costs that we incur to run this channel, we need to raise funds and decided to start charging for patterns, in order to keep our YouTube channel 100% free. It is the only way we can continue to provide free content on YouTube for everyone to enjoy. The alternative would have been to stop making new content on YouTube. We thank you very much for your understanding. You’ll find lots of great patterns in our online shop, click here to visit us!

    • Barbara J. Zernicke on May 9, 2020 at 3:32 am


    Dear Carlos and Arne,

    I want to thank you both for your thoughtfulness and generosity during the Covid 19 outbreak.

    The Quarantine Knit-Along and the daily podcasts kept our minds and hands busy. I enjoyed every podcast and spent many hours following the progress of my fellow knitters on Facebook. I admired the color choices and the additional graphs shared.

    Arne’s designs are both beautiful and clever. I thought I wanted to make some changes to the “trellis” pattern. The more I played with it, I realized it was perfect the way it is. Instead I will do some duplicate stitches to highlight the flowers.

    Carlos, thank you for the updates during your illness. I was very concerned about your health. It helped a great deal to have a report now and then. I hope you will get the rest you need to fully recover.

    So, again, thank you for thinking about us while you were in quarantine and ill also. It has been a pleasure getting to know you, visiting with you, learning from you and hearing what has been happening in your lives.

    Hugs and Best Wishes,

    Barbara Zernicke

    • lyn torckler on May 9, 2020 at 4:04 am


    so beautiful, thankyou both, Love your work!

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    This gorgeous blanket was so inspirational that I actually learned crocheting just to make it… turned out so beautiful that now I’m working on my second one… Thank you so much you two!!!

    • Ana on May 9, 2020 at 1:52 pm


    Hello, I hope you both are healthy. I love the blanket. It’s so beautiful! I will make a smaller one for my granddaughter Sofia, she is all most 2 years old. I love your work and the way you teach us. Please, take care of you and we will see you soon. Love from Argentina.
    Ps: por favor, Carlos, descansa mucho y reponte pronto. Te extrañamos. 💚

    • jan vinall on May 11, 2020 at 11:11 am


    Dear Arne and Carlos, I have missed a few blogs and was saddened to hear that Carlos was so ill. I hope that time and prayers will make you well again. Glad to hear it’s spring somewhere in the world! We are just about to head into winter here in Australia. I would like to take the time to thank you for all the things you do to make this world a nicer place, starting with your free patterns to keep our fingers busy. Do get well soon Carlos. A big hug from South Australia! OOXX

    • Allison on May 11, 2020 at 10:00 pm


    Hi Arne and Carlos,
    I would like to get my hands on a pattern for Magnus the rat. I see it’s in one of you lovely books but I can’t order it anywhere! Can you advise me? I love Magnus and he would be a nice addition to my knitted animal collection!! Many thanks from Canada,


    • Angela Cobbett on May 12, 2020 at 8:01 pm


    I would like to suggest a name for your group for after the quarantine name- Arne and Carlos Knitting the World Together. Thank you

      • sue on May 15, 2020 at 11:16 pm


      this is so perfect–really gets to the heart of their work!

    • Sheri Nylund on May 13, 2020 at 3:45 am


    I have bought every pattern in your shop. I have all your books. The only pattern I need to complete my collection is Arnie’s poodle dog pattern. I will gladly purchase the Norwegian version. I am sure I can figure it out. I have google translate. Please offer this pattern in your shop. Tusen Takk!

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      Hi Sheri, We will make sure that you are the first to know when the pattern is available! We are working on it.

    • Betty on May 31, 2020 at 6:20 pm


    Arne your crocheting is fantastic . My thoughts are that it isn’t how slow or fast you are it is where the camera is , too much on the side so I really can’t see how you are crocheting . It would be great to actually see you work with the camera in front or directly overhead so I can see how you are working. thank you so much for showing us how to be better knitters .I love your vedio’s.

    • Lisa Lane on September 27, 2020 at 2:33 pm


    Hello Arne & Carlos,

    I am trying to crochet your Primrose throw, which I love, but as I only learnt to crochet during the beginning of lockdown, I am having a real problem understanding round 4 where you join two flowers. I’ve watched your video many times but just cant see how you are connecting the flowers as the angle of the camera work doesn’t allow me to see where or how they are connected. Even when I’ve slowed the video down.

    You say one stitch but I am not sure what this means… this a slip stitch or a single chain?

    Do you have any other videos I can watch for this process?

    Many thanks and hope your health issues are better?


    Lisa from UK

      • Kay Ellis on February 22, 2021 at 12:10 pm


      Hi Lisa
      Greetings from Australia, Did you manage to connect the final rows of the primrose flowers together? This final step is truly driving me crazy. I bought the e pattern from Carlos and Arne but the final step is not explained very clearly. Even looking ar You Tube tutorials no-one seems to join more than three flowers together and some of them don’t have that fourth step and other flowers are finished completely! I was so frustrated that I joined some in my own way but thought I would try to understand the joining one last time, hence trawling through Carlos and Arne’s old blogposts (?)(not really a tech person) andcame across your comment .

      If you did manage to resolve this I would love to know how you did it. I have 550 flowers spread out on the dining table waiting to bejoined up!

      Kind regards

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