Welcome to another crochet stitch step-by-step tutorial, where we teach you how to work your magic with a crochet hook to turn out a traditional tulip stitch.

If you want to make baby blankets, a full size blanket (or a blanket pattern of your choice), as well as scarves, the tulip crochet stitch is the perfect single crochet stitch to get the job done. Best of all, our free crochet pattern is super easy to follow, as with all of our other stitch tutorials. 

So pick up that ball of green yarn (my favorite color, but of course, you can choose your favorite), and let’s learn a new stitch pattern. You’ll have this fun stitch down in next to no time, even if you are at a beginner skill level in your crochet journey. 

Happy crocheting!

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A tulip crochet stitch made up fo light blue, pink, orange, white, purple and yellow yarn from Skip to My Lou.
Let’s learn to crochet a traditional tulip stitch by following a step-by-step tutorial.

Tulip Stitch Crochet Abbreviations

Before we start, a reminder that at Skip to My Lou, if you are looking for a new free pattern, we have you covered. We have a number of stitches that you can find on the site, including the humble granny stitch, for example. Scroll to the bottom of the article to see a beautiful stitch you can choose to try out. 

Now, let’s get started with this photo tutorial for creating a tulip stitch. This pretty stitch is often used when making crochet flowers. 

Before we start, here are the abbreviations we will use in the pattern:

St: stitch

Ch: chain stitches

Sc: Single crochet

Dc stitch: Double crochet

I’d suggest that when it comes to hook size, you start with acrylic yarn and a 5mm hook, but you could use a different size if you need to. Just don’t go too big or too small when it comes to hook choice.

Step-by-Step Tulip Stitch Guide

Ch st in a multiple of 4.

First row: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, next sc in next ch * skip 2 ch. 2 dc in next ch, ch 2, sc in next ch. Repeat from * across. Turn

Hands holding a crochet needle crocheting the first part of the traditional tulip stitch.
Get your crochet hook ready, let’s learn the tulip stitch.
Hands holding a crochet needle crocheting the first part of the traditional tulip stitch with the needle pulling the yarn upwards after hooking it.
Don’t worry, the traditional tulip stitch isn’t that complicated.

Second row: Ch 2, Skip 1st st. (next dc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp. *Skip 3 sts. (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * across. Turn.

Hands holding a crochet needle crocheting the second part of the traditional tulip stitch.
Slowly does it, until you get the hang of it.
Hands holding a crochet needle crocheting the second part of the traditional tulip stitch and showing two completed lines.
Our step-by-step guide will have you crocheting a traditional tulip stitch with ease.

Now repeat row 2 until you have reached the desired size of your crochet project. 

Hands holding a crochet needle crocheting the third part of the traditional tulip stitch.
The tulip stitch is taking shape.
Hands holding a crochet needle showing how a traditional tulip stitch looks.
You can use this stitch to make scarves and blankets, as well as several other projects.

My Favorite Crochet Tools

  • If you are like me and like to crochet on the go, this tote is a stylish way to keep everything you need at your fingertips!
  • My MOST FAVORITE tool is these portable scissors that always make it through security and fit perfectly in my hook case.
  • A️ yarn bowl is a beautiful way to wrangle yarn while crocheting
  • Keep organized with this crochet hooks kit with a case. This 85-piece kit has over 2,500  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ five-star reviews.
  • Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos is the most handy resource!

We have several free patterns for your future projects and yarn crafts, so be sure to check them out. Making your own crochet projects is super rewarding, right?

Different Crochet Projects For You

Tips and Basic Crochet Stitch Tutorials

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