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Tulip Stitch Crochet Tutorial

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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!

Check out the Video Tutorial Here!

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

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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  1. Tina Sterrett says:

    Thank you for the tutorial. I don’t have a lot of confidence in myself crocheting but I have been able to do the floret stitch, and the modified silt stitch. I’m using cotton yarn and making square dish cloths for my daughter.

  2. D. Rhode says:

    If making a washcloth, would it be better to make it out of cotton? The pattern look easy to do. Thank you for putting this one out there.

  3. JoAnn McAlexander says:

    I love the Tulip Stitch…. I’m working on an Afghan for my grandson using this stitch. Thank You for sharing your patterns.

  4. Diana says:

    I am self taught and I enjoy crocheting. I am retired and have several grandchildren. I have done baby blankets and other simple projects but am trying to teach myself more complicated stitches and patterns. A tutorial like this so helpful. Thank you

  5. It’s my favorite Stitch I’ve been using it for years, on scarfs, blankets, dishcloths, you name it. Works really nice with cotton, acrylic & it’s especially quick when used with Bernat Blanket yarn… talk about a quickie Afghan. Thank you for reviving this oldie but goodie ?

  6. Lynda O'Hara says:

    Heather, thank you for such a lovely easy to follow pattern. I love it. Am planning on a baby blanket using this stitch. It sure is easier and faster than the stitch I was planning on. You are terrific.

  7. Aloha Neff says:

    I love this pattern and started a baby blanket. I should have made it a little wider (I’m at 30″ wide). Could I add a border around to increase the width? If so what border would you suggest?

    • Heather says:

      It may just take a little experimenting to find the right border. I would try a plain single crochet border to start. I think the smoothness of the single crochets would pair nicely with the texture of the stitch.

    • Heather says:

      It really depends on your yarn weight and hook size and your tension. My advice is to chain as long as you want it and make sure its a multiple of 4. If I was using the same 5.5mm hook and Red Heart Soft like in the tutorial I would use a starting chain of 124.

  8. Gabby says:

    Another comment! I’m really struggling with the second row. Specifically the part that says Skip 3 sts. (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp. I can’t tell which would be the third stitch 🙁 I think because maybe some got covered from the previous step? Help!

    • Heather says:

      Don’t worry so much about counting the skipped stitches. You will work the (2dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch 2 space across the row. Does that help at all?

      • Gabby says:

        Yes. The problem is it looks like there are also spaces near the bottom of the row as well. I may have it though. Hopefully! Its a beautiful pattern! Is there a video tutorial I could watch?

  9. Anna Marie Queen says:

    I’m making a baby blanket with this stitch. Can you suggest and give directions for an edging? I’m not sure what to do with the beginning (straight) edge.

    Thanks so much. This is turning out beautiful- looks like it’s complicated and it’s not!

    • Heather says:

      Yes! Go back to the foundation edge and join your yarn at the corner in the space between the sc and 2 dc. Ch 2 and make (2dc, ch 2, sc) in that space. Repeat the (2dc, ch 2, sc) in the spaces between the sc and 2dc across the row, finish off. This will give you the slight scallop aling the bottom like the other 3 sides.

  10. Anna says:

    Hello! Thanks for your tutorial. I’m trying to use this stitch in a circle scarf working in the round- do you have any advice for how to work row 2 if I want to keep going in the round as opposed to turning the work? Thanks for letting me know!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Ginger, I didn’t put those numbers in because it is not an actual pattern for something, just instruction on how to work the stitch. As long as your starting chain is a multiple of 4 the stitch pattern will work out.

  11. Karen says:

    I have a variety of hand spun yarn, I am going to make a vest. I have been unable to decide what to do so I am just going to go for it. Wish me luck.

  12. Kathy says:

    Can you give me the approximate size of the blanket you made? And also the number of skeins you used. I know mine may be different but that would give me a general idea to start. Love the stitch, nice instructions.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Kathy, the blanket was gifted to me. I am unsure about what yarn she used to make it so I can’t really give you an idea how many chains to start. I have a blanket size chart HERE you can reference. Just make you starting chain the width you want the blanket to be and then add a few more to account for the slight scallop a the bottom.

  13. Marilyn Brennan says:

    Love this pattern but mine has more holes visible. Using Caron One Pound. Your picture looks tighter. Do I need heavier yarn?

    • Heather says:

      It could just be your tension and the fact that caron one pound is a little bigger than the red heart soft I used in the tutorial.

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