When I was pregnant with my first child I received a lovely crocheted blanket at my baby shower. I have used it with all three of my girls and it is certainly well loved. Ever since I learned to crochet the stitch of this blanket intrigued me. I always had intentions of sitting down and figuring it out. Well the girls dug it out of the closet the other day, so I figured I might as well figure out this stitch.
Tracking down a name for this stitch was quite the difficult process. The closest I’ve come to finding it is the Tulip Stitch… also very similar to the Crazy Stitch, Slanted Shell Stitch and the Brick Stitch. For today’s tutorial, I am going to call it the Tulip Stitch. This pretty stitch creates a heavily patterned fabric that has a really fun texture. The groups of double crochets look like they are made in a zig-zag pattern.
There is just a 1 row repeat so it is easy to memorize and it creates its own lovely scalloped border. How cool is that?! After the foundation row all the stitches are crocheted into chain spaces rather than in a stitch. This makes this for a very quick growing project. This is a versatile stitch that would suit a variety of different yarns and projects. From experience, I know that it makes a great baby blanket 😉.
For this tutorial I used
- #4/Worsted Weight Yarn (specifically Red Heart Soft in Seafoam)
- 5 mm hook
- I use US terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Sc: single crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- St(s): stitch(es)
Tulip Stitch Crochet Tutorial
Ch a multiple of 4
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sc in next ch * skip 2 chs. 2 dc in next ch, ch 2, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Turn
Row 2: Ch 2, Skip 1st st. (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp. *Skip 3 sts. (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * across. Turn.
Repeat row 2 until project is desired size
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Want to learn more stitches?
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Tell me what you think of this stitch in the comments!
P.S. There is a super fun Summer Activities Crochet-A-Long happening in the CAL Central Facebook and Ravelry groups! It starts on Monday. Look for a fun camping themed pattern from yours truly. Hope to see you there!
You can find more information about this CAL here: Summer Activities CAL