How To Crochet the Tulip Stitch (with video)

The Tulip Stitch is a crochet pattern that combines alternating rows of v-stitches and bobbles to mimic the look of a flower on a stem. It’s a very pretty stitch that you can use for a wide array of projects, including blankets and pillows, scarves, and more. I’ve included both a video tutorial and the written pattern description so you can crochet the way that you prefer to learn!

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Last September, I went to the home of FaveCrafts to film videos for Darn Good Yarn. I’m excited to share the second of these, a tutorial for the Tulip Stitch. If you’re new to bobbles or the v-stitch, don’t worry because I will walk you through both in the video.

This stitch has a pretty texture. I used Darn Good Yarn Silk Roving Worsted Weight yarn, a beautiful hand dyed yarn made from recycled silk, and the crochet hook from the Ombre Knitting Needle & Crochet Hook Bundle in the video.

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Tulip Stitch

Crochet Pattern with video by Underground Crafter

The tulip stitch pattern alternates rows of v-stitches and bobbles to mimic the look of a flower on a stem.

Finished Size

  • Varies based on yarn weight, needle size, tension, and number of stitches in your foundation chain.


Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • bob – 5-repeat bobble – [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops] 5 times in same st, yo and draw through all 6 loops on hook.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • v-st – v-stitch – (Dc, ch 1, dc) in same st.
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • A complete video tutorial is available below.

Pattern Instructions

  • With CA, ch any multiple of 3 sts, + 4 sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc), *sk 1 ch, v-st in next ch, skip 1 ch; rep from * across to last ch, dc in next ch, changing to CB in final yo.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *sc in next st, bob in ch-1 sp, sc in next st; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across, changing to CA in final yo of last sc.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), * sk 1 st, v-st in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st, changing to CB in final yo.
  • Rep Rows 2-5 until desired length is reached, ending after Row 4.
© 2020 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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