Tulip Stitch Crochet Tutorial | The Unraveled Mitten

The tulip stitch is a quick and easy unique crochet stitch perfect for blankets, scarves and more! Doesn’t the texture remind of a corner-to-corner crochet stitch? This crochet stitch is one I recreated from a well-loved baby blanket. 

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 a difficult process. The closest I’ve come to find 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.

Learn To Crochet the Tulip Stitch | The Unraveled Mitten

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!

Tulip Stitch Video Tutorial!

For this tutorial I used

  • #4/Worsted Weight Yarn (specifically Red Heart Soft in Seafoam)
  • 5 mm hook

Abbreviations

  • 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

Learn to Crochet The Tulip Stitch | Tutorial by The Unraveled Mitten

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.

Learn to Crochet The Tulip Stitch | Tutorial by The Unraveled Mitten

Repeat row 2 until project is desired size

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80 Comments

  1. Es sind einige Fehler in der Anleitung der Hauptfehler liegt schon in der 1. Reihe .
    In der Wiederholungsklammer steht (2fm 2lm 1fm ) und das muß nach dem Video heissen
    (2 St.- 2lm- 1fm ) dann geht das auch auf !

  2. Is there anyway this stitch could be made into a diagonal shawl? I love this pattern and think it would be beautiful in a shawl.
    Thank you in advance!
    Sincerely Vicki

  3. Hey,
    a wonderful piece.
    I am German and although I understand your terminology, I can`t be successfull.

    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

    What please is the difference between “ch 2” and “sc in next ch”?

    Thank you for your answer and regards from
    Marie

    1. This may not help, now, and I don’t want to speak out of turn, but ch 2 means that you are going to chain 2 free stitches on their own and then anchor them to the next chain (next ch) with a single crochet (sc). This will give you a little loop, that you can use in the next row.

      In the Row 1 picture, the tiny triangle gaps between the double crochet stitches and what looks like a single stitch (almost) are from your ch 2’s.

      In row 2, after the first stitches, the direction is to: (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp. You will stitch the 2 double crochets into that space you created with the 2 free stitches in Row 1, then make a 2 stitch chain AND stitch 2 more double stitches into that original 2 free stitches in Row 1 space. You will be able to see the double crochet start to zig-zag, as a result!

      Great instructions and totally understandable to be new to the way it all comes together! 🙂

  4. I’ve actually made a lapghan and baby blanket with the tulip stitch. This pattern is similar, but is a bit lighter weight, and seems to work up a bit faster. Thank you for posting this, I’m very excited to see how it turns out as a baby blanket.

  5. This is such a simple stitch kind of reminds me of the crazy stitch. Well off to my lapghan. Thank you

  6. Hello everyone! Love this stitch, about to start it for my niece being born at the end of October in a Seafoam green! just wondering what kind of border did you, or anyone else commenting here, use? Its such a pretty stitch I feel like maybe a simple border? just not sure but would love some inspiration! thank you again for the pattern!

    1. i cant think what it is called but shell stitch on u tube has at end of program looks hard to do but after watching i am sure it is not. i believe she is making a all colored afghan.

    2. Hi Deja! Love this pattern and want to make a lap blanket. Rookie question! How do I figure how many skeins or yards? I will use the I hook and type of yarn you used but I’m kind of new and don’t know how to figure that! Thanks!!

  7. Working this stitch right now in a Blanket/Throw …… loving it,but might have to make a run to Joann’s in Petoskey for another skein of Caron one pound in off white.

  8. Hello! Thank you very much for sharing with us. I want to make a hat but I do not know how to finish each round. Pease could you help me?

  9. Do you have a picture that points out what your talking about with the ch 2 sp then ch3. Are you saying to hook down to the first row into the ch 2 sp. Or a video maybe. I see the pics but nothing is pointed out about what your talking about.

  10. You say in the comments it should be a multiple of 3 to come out even but your pattern states a multiple of 4 which is correct?

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