Feb 062015
 

Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends,

We apologize for the over a month break, but, as you probably remember, one of The Coolorburbians is still recovering after a stroke (that’s me). So, my sister and I are now in Bucharest so I can get more alternative therapy. There is a noticeable progress with the therapy. In any case, since we have a little more free time on our hands, we decided to post patterns and stitches again.

Today’s written instructions will show you how to crochet the tulip stitch. Take a look at the pictures bellow to see how the stitch looks like:

The pattern can be used to crochet all sorts of items, such as scarves, hats, scoodies, vests, neck warmers, ear warmers, gloves and so on. There is no limit to the possibilities.

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
ch- – chain from previous row
chx-sp – chain x space
beg chx-sp – beginning chain x space
dc – double crochet

Level: beginner.

Tip: Before committing yourself to a large project, please crochet a smaller swatch before, so you can understand the basics of the tulip stitch better.

Work a loose chain from a multiple of 6 plus 4 extra chains to complete the pattern.

Row 1: in the 7th ch from the hook work [3dc, ch2, 1dc]; * skip next ch-5 from foundation chain; in next ch work [4dc, ch2, 1dc] * ; repeat from * to * ; to finish the row: skip next ch-2; 1dc in last ch; ch3 to return. (counts as a dc here and throughout).

Row 2: skip first 2dc from previous row; in next ch2-sp work [3dc, ch2, 1dc]; * skip next 5dc from previous row; in next ch2-sp work [4dc, ch2, 1dc] * ; repeat from * to * ; to finish the row: skip next 3dc from previous row; work 1dc in top of beg ch from previous row; ch3 to return.

Row 3: skip first 2dc from previous row; in next ch2-sp work [3dc, ch2, 1dc]; * skip next 5dc from previous; in next ch2-sp work [4dc, ch2, 1dc] * ; repeat from * to * ; to finish the row: skip 3dc; work 1dc in top of beg ch from previous row; ch3 to return.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 to finish the pattern.

As usual, if you prefer video instructions, you can watch the tutorial bellow that will show you how to crochet the tulip stitch:

Happy tuliping,

The Coolorburbians.

  9 Responses to “How to crochet The Tulip Stitch”

  1. Dragele mele…V-am trimis ieri un mail… 😉
    Va pup!

    • Imi pare rau, dar cred ca s-a produs o greseala si s-a sters email-ul. Daca puteti sa-l mai scrieti o data, am sa fiu atenta.

  2. I made a tulip stitch baby blanket using this video tutorial and now I have sown in all my strings on both sides due to I changed color every row. Now I need some kind of instruction on how to border or edge this stitch…Any suggestions on how to begin ….

  3. How do you border the tulip stitch?

    • Hi, there. We are pleased to hear that you used our pattern to make a baby blanket. The easiest way to add an edge to a blanket is to use the single crochet stitch (sc). You should use 2sc on each dc on the sides and 3sc in the corners. We hope this helps. Let us know how it goes. Happy crocheting!

  4. hello! hope you feeling much better, take care.
    i going to make a receivong blanket for my first grat grand baby hope you send more easy
    stiches written patterns.
    again get well soon
    Dina

    • Thank you. I decided, together with my sister, that we are going to focus on finding easy, yet fancy stitches that we can use to make all sorts of projects. Many blessing to you, your family and the baby.

      • What a lovely little stitch- I knit and crochet prayer shawls for our church and local hospitals and nursing homes – I will gladly share this stitch with the other group members – I know they will love it – it makes a simple edge and goes quickly – is very lacy and active – thanks – Mary

        • Hi, Mary
          Thank you so much for writing to me. I too crochet shawls and I have crocheted over 50 over the last 18 months since I began crocheting again as a blind person. I lost my sight nearly 4 years ago, so I was forced to take a break from my passion. Shawls and blankets using very simple techniques are all I can do at the moment. I gave 20 shawls to family and friends as gifts. I don’t make them with a particular purpose in mind such as you. Can you write me on Facebook so that I can ask you more questions about your work? You can find my page in the sidebar.
          Thank you and hope to hear from you again.

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