I’m just going to start out by saying that I am in so much trouble with the tulip stitch. It is so pretty that I am going to really struggle to not make a billion things using only this stitch in the near future. When I first saw a blanket made from this stitch I looked at it and was honestly intimidated. I thought that it would be a very complex stitch and I would get mixed up and lose my place. As it turns out, this is actually a very simple stitch.
Why do I love it so much you might ask? Let me tell you! It’s a simple stitch to start and to finish. The sides flow nicely and look like they have been edged already. Also, the top and bottom of the piece also are waved and look like they too have been edged. The overall result of this stitch is very elegant. It doesn’t look too simple or too busy. It isn’t a very heavy stitch that would make an article too warm but it also isn’t loose enough that you may get cold.
I made a headband in less than 30 minutes, which was a huge accomplishment since the yarn was very loose and kept unwinding as I went along. My husband laughed at me pretty much the whole time as I awe’d and giggled about how pretty it was. Unfortunately he didn’t seem to feel that same joy and enthusiasm that I had.
This stitch will be ideal for throw blankets, baby blankets, winter headbands, hats, mittens, pot holders, sweaters, etc. There are so many options with this stitch, truly, the sky is the limit. Without further ado, the pattern.
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THE TULIP STITCH:
In order to do this stitch, you will need to know how to complete a chain, single crochet stitch and a double crochet stitch.
- ch = chain
- st = stitch
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
Materials: (You can use any hook and yarn size but this is what I used in the pictures below)
- BERNAT Satin Sparkle medium gauge yarn
- hook size G/6-4.25mm
Begin by making your chain in any increment of 4.
Row 1: Dc into the third stitch from your hook. Ch 2 then sc into the next st. This will form your first ‘shell’. The ch 2 will form a loop. For every other row, you will work into this loop. I will refer to this loop as a ch 2 space. *Skip 2 ch stitches. Dc 2 stitches into the next ch. Ch 2 then sc into the next ch.* Repeat * instructions for the entire row.
Row 2: Ch 2. For this and every row forward, you will be working into the ch 2 space (loop) from row 1. *Work 2 dc, 2 ch and 1 sc into the first ch 2 space.* Repeat * instructions for the entire row.
At the beginning of row 2, it will look like the first shell is rounding off the row. Also, at the very end of the row, it will look like the last shell isn’t quite to the end of the row. Just know that it is supposed to look like this. This is what gives it the waved/edged effect.
Row 3: Repeat instructions from row 2 until you have the length you need.
It’s that easy! This stitch is so pretty and easy to do. I am very in love with how it looks and I cannot wait to make more using it. I hope you found this pattern description helpful. Let me know how this stitch worked out for you and what you made with it.