How To Crochet the Tulip Stitch ~ The Easy Way

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The tulip stitch might just be the best kept secret in your crochet stitch arsenal. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s fast. And most of all it is so beautiful!crochet tulip stitch in blue yarn with purple hookIf you’re wondering what crochet stitch is best for a blanket or you’re looking for the prettiest crochet stitch, the tulip stitch might just be the stitch for you! It forms a beautiful scalloped border all on it’s own. So there is no need to work a border around the finished piece! Just crochet the desired size and stop when you’re done!

The crochet tulip stitch is perfect for a mindless watch TV or visit with others sorta project. Once you master the sequence of two double crochet stitches, chain stitch and single crochet in this stitch pattern you will be cruising along with your crochet hook flying!

crochet tulip stitch in blue yarn

Once you’ve learned this gorgeous stitch pattern, be sure to check out my free pattern: Tulip Stitch at Twilight. This Tulip Stitch Crochet Pattern might just be my favorite crochet baby blanket pattern!

Tulip Stitch Crochet Baby Afghan

A crochet tulip stitch dishcloth would also be another cute borderless project (my fave). Or you could even go big and crochet a full size blanket in the tulip crochet stitch. This beautiful stitch is sure to be your next favorite go to stitch.

Let’s talk stitches for a minute… Wouldn’t it be fun to have full size printables of all your favorite stitches?  Well I’ve got you covered with THAT!  Grab a binder and print off your free Stitch Dictionary Cover, binder spine along with printable versions of my stitch tutorials!  All your crochet goodness in one place!  Sweet, right?!  Get all the details here.

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Before moving over to my awesome new Stitch Dictionary Binder, I used to attach hang tags to my swatches.  To learn more or to learn about stitch swatching in general please visit my post about stitch swatching here.

Tulip Stitch Crochet Tutorial

The crochet tulip stitch is really a matter of using very basic stitches but it’s where and how you place them in each rowthat produces the beautiful result.

crochet tulip stitch in blue yarn with purple hook

Tulip Stitch Crochet

Here is what you will need:

Remember, you can make your swatch with any size hook and yarn weight.  Read all about How to Swatch Here.

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

crochet tulip stitch in blue yarn with purple hook

How to Crochet the Tulip Stitch

Swatch Foundation:

Multiple of 4 (for information on what this means, please read How to Swatch)


Ch 32 (or to desired length)

R1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sc in next ch, *skip 2 ch, 2dc in next ch, ch 2, sc in next ch.  Repeat from * across row, turn.

R2:  ch 2, skip 1st stitch.  (2dc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space. *skip 3 stitches (2dc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space.  Repeat from * across row, turn.

Repeat row 2 to desired length.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Step by Step Crochet Tulip Stitch

Into the designated stitch, work:

crochet tulip stitch in blue yarn with purple hook

Two Double Crochet Stitches

crochet tulip stitch in blue yarn with purple hook

Then chain 2

crochet tulip stitch in blue yarn with purple hook
In the same stitch work a single crochet stitch.

crochet tulip stitch in blue yarn with purple hook

Then simply repeat across the row.

Don’t forget you can get free, printable, detailed written instructions for the Tulip Crochet Stitch. Get all the details here.

Want to see even MORE Crochet Stitches?

I’ve gathered up my absolute favorites from all over the net into one amazing Crochet Stitches collection!  Be sure to check them out!

Did you enjoy learning how to crochet the tulip stitch?  I love to see your creations!  Please share your tulip stitch crochet projects with me on Facebook or tag me on Instagram.  To learn more stitch patterns, please visit our Crochet Stitch Dictionary.

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crochet tulip stitch in blue yarn with purple hook


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  1. Hi, Cheryl
    My friend Betty shares your blog with me.I really enjoy stories about
    every day life but of cause it’s the crocheting that I love.
    Especially the post about the Tulip stitch.I found this stitch in the Country
    Crochet magazine 1993 (still have the magazine) to make placements.It’s my
    #1 go to stitch.I have made so many baby blankets,adult afghans & even shawls.
    You can use baby yarn to #5 bulky yarn just change size of hook.I showed Betty
    how to do the stitch she loves it because it works up fast & is easy
    So thank you for your blog & showing the Tulip stitch.Gerry a fellow hooker

  2. Hi! This stitch is beautiful and so easy. I just finished a baby blanket but don’t like how the bottom of the blanket ( very first row crocheted) doesn’t have the scalloped edge. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks!

    1. The first row does look slightly different because of the nature of the starting chain. You could try a looser chain and perhaps blocking the finished piece to get that edge to look more similar to the top row.