Monday, March 26, 2012

Tulip Stitch

by M. J. Joachim
Updated 4/20/16



The tulip stitch is an easy stitch to make, as it consists of only chains, single crochets and double crochet stitches, ultimately giving the effect of “petals” lying down, and creating a delicate pattern in your crochet work. One of the things I like to do when using the tulip stitch is to weave ribbon through the openings to add interest to my project. I used the tulip stitch one time to make a pillow for a gift, and the contrasting light colored, satin ribbon with the soft, dark yarn was quite extraordinary. I’m including two variations in this post. Both are nice, and you can decide which works best for each of your individual crochet projects.

Tulip Stitch Variation 1

Foundation Chain: Multiple of 4 (+4 more chains)

Step 1: Make 3 double crochet stitches in the 4th chain from hook

Step 2: Skip 3 chain, single crochet in next chain, chain 3, make 3 dc’s in same chain space

{Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with 1 sc in the last chain}

Step 3: Chain 3, turn

Step 4: Make 3 dc’s in the 1st single crochet

Step 5: Single crochet in next chain 3 space, chain 3, make 3 dc’s in same chain 3 space

{Repeat Step 5 across row, ending with 1 sc in last chain 3 loop}

Repeat Steps 3 – 5 for pattern.

Tulip Stitch Variation 2


Foundation Chain: Multiple of 4 (+5 more chains)

Step 1: Make 3 double crochet in 5th chain from hook

Step 2: Skip 3 chains, single crochet in next chain, chain 3, make 3 dc in same chain

{Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with 1 sc in last chain}

Step 3: Chain 4, turn

Step 4: Make 3 dc in 1st chain of chain 4

Step 5: Single crochet in next chain 3 space, chain 3, make 3 dc in same chain 3 space

{Repeat Step 5 across, ending with 1 sc in last chain 3 space}

Repeat Steps 3 – 5 for pattern

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